Starry, starry night

Last night was cold, probably too cold for late September, but a cold night usually means one thing: a clear night. And a clear night? Stars! How lucky we are in the country to see stars! And last night they put on quite the show. Rob headed outside around 9.30pm to take some in the backyard but then he disappeared into the village taking some shots, the stars, the Milky Way the Magellanic Clouds putting on too good a show.

I mean look at our house!


And then down into the village…

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Out the back of the pub…


And back at the end of our street.


Just truly magic. How clever you are Mother Nature!

When was the last time you saw a good starry night?
Are you a star gazer?


  1. Holy smokes! What amazing photos! Being a city-dweller, it’s been too long since I saw such skies. So beautiful…

  2. wow

  3. What amazing photos Beth. You’re such a clever bird!

  4. Wow! We are lucky to have two astronomy professors in our circle. Last weekend we all attended an engagement party on a farm near Pilton (south of Toowoomba, I think?), and the horrible rainy weather cleared just enough for planets and stars and other wonders to be pointed out.

    • I’d love to know what I was looking at!

      • Must get yourself the night sky app (or equivalent), Beth.. some are free, but if pay for it can get additional features like satellites etc- great for picking out the constellations and planets til you get the hang of it!

        My folks used to take my sister and I to the planetarium in Brisbane every few years – super nerdy holiday outing, but now (almost 30yo) I look back on it with such fondness and appreciation! Some of the details were never going to stick, but the excitement about star gazing will be life long for me. We still have “lie out on the houseyard hill and stargaze nights” (which more often than not turn into a competition to be the first to see a satellite/ see the most shooting stars etc), when we’re all together for holidays at the folks farm- such a fun tradition! and now I live down in Tassie, I’m enjoying night photography with the additional challenge of trying to capture the aurora australis / southern lights!

  5. just gorgeous! … looks like fairyland to me hun!
    we have gorgeous night skies here too!
    country love! love m:)X

  6. So beautiful. There is nothing quite like a starry night x

  7. OMG that is just stunning!!!! Like out of a fairytale.

  8. Oh magical. I remember growing up in the Snowies and looking up at trillions of stars on crisp, clear nights. Absolutely no light pollution…it was an intense show! I just love the night sky. And you’ve put me in mind of one of my favourite quotes:

    “Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television.” -Paul Hawken

  9. Wow, these photos are amazing!!

  10. Wow, they are seriously and ridiculously beautiful pics. I just adore Mother Nature. She is such a clever chick ?

  11. We don’t live in a city and have no street lights around us so are blessed with seeing the stars at night, weather permitting! Having grown up in the UK, the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere still manages to blow me away, it is very grounding to look up into the inky blackness and see the vast array of stars.

  12. That photo of your house is like a painting! Bravo Rob xx

  13. Oh Beth, tell Rob those photos are truly AMAZING!!!!!! How on earth does he take such great photos at night? Can you please send him up to give me lessons? Thanks. Or perhaps he could just guest post on Baby Mac to teach us all. Thanks again.

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