constellation consummation

Camelopardalis or the Giraffe constellation is a large, faint grouping of stars in the northern sky. The constellation was introduced in 1613 by Petrus Plancius to represent the animal Rebecca rode to marry Isaac in the Bible. One year later, Jakob Bartsch featured it in his atlas. Johannes Hevelius gave it the official name of “Camelopardus” or “Camelopardalis” because he saw the constellation’s many faint stars as the spots of a giraffe. (source: CDHK)

bridal caravan

camelopardalis night

brown eyes behind veil


restless groom scans horizon

rebecca comforts isaac


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I have a thing for camels lately…

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ManicDdaily
    Sep 08, 2015 @ 07:04:18

    Also lovely. K.


  2. Chèvrefeuille
    Sep 06, 2015 @ 17:02:25

    beautifully composed Lynn


  3. Brenda Davis Harsham
    Sep 05, 2015 @ 22:47:55

    Awesome! I took my kids stargazing, and they decided the sky has a unicorn constellation. I am still looking for it. 🙂


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