I often sit next to my window, my telescope pointing out the window pointing up to the sky. Jumpers hanging over the windows to block the blindingly orange glow from the street lights that block out nearly all the stars. But Venus is so persistently bright that you can see it as a crescent of clouds through the telescope. I love getting so close to the moon through the telescope that one feels as though you could be orbiting it. Looking at the craters on the moon reminds you of the vastness of time. To look at a crater that struck millions of years ago is awe inspiring.

This image shows my appreciation and awe at the beauty of nature. I believe in a totally naturalistic explanation for the universe (as opposed to supernatural) I stare at my tomato plants growing and think – I’ve got to get myself a microscope!

This image was created in brush and ink on watercolour paper. The red and the texture has been digitally created.

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