Updating the update - here is the best I can apparently do - last year I was able to find a website that had a live camera(obviously hooked to a telescope) showing the meteor shower but I haven't found that one this year - here is a bit of info http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/22jul_perseiddawn.htm and it really IS something spectactular to watch - catch a nap and then be up after midnight and the closer to dawn - the better the viewing will be
UPDATE: August 12th is the peak night for viewing the Perseids Meteor Shower for 2008 - I'll add a link to more information tomorrow-the definition of tomorrow might be a bit vague - but I'll get something up before Tuesday morning ! The meteor shower is usually long and heavy enough to be clearly visible anywhere in North America (lower 48) . Back to the original post
How cliche is this posting? I love to look at the sky - taking pictures just gives me a chance to share - (hey Paula at Fraker Farm - this blog is especially for you!) Crescent moon, pink fluffy clouds - all very pretty. Glad for beauty - this summer we are hoping for some big heavy rain clouds! What do you think about the bottom picture? on another website I asked what people thought they saw - most were variations on an angel with something else. Looking toward the sky is one of our quiet joys here on Buhlaland - it is good.