I had the great pleasure of attending a "Star Party" and the scientists there were talking about the remarkable photos taken of Earth from the spacecraft Cassini. Here the earth - a tiny blue dot - is seen as Cassini was near Saturn - almost a billion miles from Earth. Quite an amazing perspective on things!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: