Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I Saw Three
From my vantage point, south of Valdosta, north of Dasher, the pre-peak-Perseid meteor shower is just a sprinkle. There is a tad of light pollution with security lights, but overall good viewing with the moon waning. The yellowy crescent rose shortly after I did, a little after 4 A.M. There is significant cloud cover to the north, so the viewing may not have been clear in town.
The cat and dog seemed mystified by my nocturnal wandering, placing a lounger in the yard when I'm ordinarily sleeping. The dog sneezed so hard from the overspray of mosquito repellant I applied, her snout hit the porch floor several times, poor thing!
The cloud cover from town is creeping southward blotting out what little of the moon which showed. It appears the show is over, so I'll sit here with my thoughts and prayers, listening to the crickets' relaxing serenade and the traffic in the distance, people already headed to work or home as the case may be.
I hope your day is most pleasant and you experience a heightened awareness of the abundant blessings from above.