Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Light Show

I set the clock last night for 2 a.m. When the alarm went off, we put warm clothes on and stepped out on the deck.
The sky was cloudless and the stars looked like diamonds scattered on blue velvet. We stood looking up for several minutes allowing our eyes to adjust.
I could hear Jilda's teeth chattering like an old IBM Selectric typewriter and we were about to call it a bust when ZIP a meteor shot across the sky. We both blurted out -- did you see that. Then an instant later, another meteor shot across the sky in the opposite direction.
That was a first for me. Normally when you see meteor showers they seem to shoot in the same general direction, but these were shooting in all directions. After about 15 minutes we'd seen enough so we headed back to bed.
I'd like to go to the desert, lie on the sand and watch a meteor shower. I'm not sure why, but that's always appealed to me. Maybe 2012 will be the year I get my chance.


  1. That would be so wonderful - I hope the two of you get your dream meteor shower. sandie

  2. Huh. I think you could just as easily tell the truth on the sand. :)

  3. I so wanted to get up and go watch but I had to get up early for work and I knew my surgery schedule was going to be a killer so I slept instead...if I woke up I would never be able to get back to sleep! I'm glad you both got to see it and I think a desert trip would be fun... and much warmer. Hope you get to go this year!

  4. I hope the chance comes! Best of luck!

  5. Starry, starry night
    Paint your palette blue and grey.....
    Sounds lovely.

  6. Anonymous6:55 AM

    Isn't it fascinating ...the World and all of its beauty for us to experience and behold!!!!

  7. I had heard about that meteor shower on the news the other day. Wish I would have remembered, I would have watched for it! Lucky you, Happy New Year!! Love Di ♥

  8. Lucky you and Jilda! What an honour to have witnessed!! Take care

  9. Sounds like fun, but my teeth would be chattering, too. I don't think I would have lasted long out there after seeing the first one. ;)

  10. A desert experience would be amazing - probably just about as nippy though! Thanks for following my blog, and I am happily following you back :)

  11. back when I was doing the river guide thing in Boquillas Canyon in big Bend, the night sky was awesome. After the camp had been put to bed for the night we would lay there looking up at the stars. I saw some awesome shooting stars.

  12. That just sounds magical - chattering teeth and all. And yes - I've heard the desert is a great place for viewing the stars. It's on my bucket list.


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