Odds and Ends: From Cats to Gas Giants

A Handmaid News

Gunther (aka Shadow) continues to be his quiet, polite self and is known to join Sisters in prayer, in a cat fashion otherwise known as a nap. Recently he was discovered warming a kneeler in the Oratory.

In late September we made a short trek to the porch in the dark with all the lights off to enjoy Jupiter’s closest approach to Earth in decades. Though it was simply a blur that looked like a very large star, it was  neat that we were observing this gas giant in our solar system with our own eyes. We could even, after a time, make out the Milky Way.

Gunther isn’t much of a lap cat but sometimes he’s a kneeler cat.

Jupiter at its closest for a long long long time