Littletree has been selling muffins in the market lately to make extra pocket money – her current passion is to get a telescope; she’s been obsessed with astronomy for a couple of years now.
We had expected that a telescope would be a long way off, but the other day in the city, we stopped to browse in an op-shop (charity thrift store), and Lo! there happened to be a telescope for sale – for only $15!
It’s an old Tasco, from the mid-90s I think. Just a simple model, with 30-90x zoom, and the viewfinder is missing, but it still works well, and Purple managed to get it assembled despite not coming with any instructions.
Littletree is over the moon. Well, she’s trying to look at the moon at least.
This morning we took it outside to try it out – Littletree could see little bugs eating leaves on the top of a tree, and cows were clearly visible on the mountain on the other side of the valley.
So far it’s been cloudy overnight, but we’re looking forward to trying it out at night when the moon comes out next :)