|Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Suede'|
|Second blooming of Resurrection Lily, Lycoris radiata|
The meteor showers are best viewed from August 10- 13th. There may be some stragglers on the 14th or some early birds on the evening of the 9/10th...but the optimum time is 10- 13. Each night I went out around 11:30 PM, the last evening outing for the dogs.
The first evening I was able to see a couple very faint meteors, I think. There was a lot of heat lightening off in the western sky, but a few of those streaks were probably meteors. I did see one big bright one streak across the sky....most definitely a meteor. Then the clouds rolled in with more lightening, time to go inside!
|Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'|
The second evening, same scenario. Cloud cover and a couple very faint meteors going across my sky.
Third evening there was an added feature...a bat swooped down near my face as my neck was craned back as I scoped the sky for those fleeting streaks of light! Time to go in. Freaked me out. I like bats, they eat bugs, but not by my face.
Last night was the cusp of being too late for any viewing and again the clouds were light and wispy, just enough to blur your view. I saw one meteor zoom across the sky and last night, the added feature was an owl off in the distance, Who cooks for you, who cooks for you....a Barred Owl.
So until next August I will be outside every evening, hoping to take in some part of nature...and maybe in October, I will see a meteor!!!
The photos have nothing to do with the subject of the post, other than they were taken in the early evening of these nights.
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