Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Stardust Seeded Pod...

truly...a unique "star finder"...
made especially for you by my artistic Muse.
Supposedly it is perfect for
viewing the big meteor shower this weekend.
According to msnbc.com:
"The Perseid meteor shower peak
occurs Saturday night through Monday night.
The best viewing conditions will be Saturday night,
with a forecast of clear skies.
According to space.com,
up to 100 "shooting stars" per hour
will be visible Saturday night.
Start looking after sunset, especially in the northeast sky.
The meteors are easier to see after 10 p.m.,
with ideal viewing between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.,
which are the darkest hours before dawn.
Viewing away from city lights
will triple the number of meteors you can see...
Increasing your chances of seeing
100 per hour.
You can help NASA
by letting them know how many meteors you count,
and there's an app for that.
Download the free app, "Meteor Counter"
on your iPhone or Android.
It will guide you through the counting process,
and turn in your findings to NASA."
Personally...
I think I may just keep it simple
and merely gaze upward in awe...just like I do
almost every single night.
I will let Mother Nature take its course...
no apps needed...
and let her shower me with some soul filling
deep "ahhhs" and dreamy "mmmmms".

"For my part
I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars
makes me dream."
~Vincent Van Gogh

6 comments:

Clare said...

Ahh, Starry, Starry Night..... Beautiful words and drawing. We were star gazing last night trying to see it here in Australia, Obviously had the wrong night!! Margaret Ann.

meegan said...

lovely colours and movement!

Lynn said...

Absolutely fab!

Teri Casper said...

Simple and gorgeous. Love that color.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is that time of year for seedpods to start poppping. A beautiful rendition. Have fun star gazing.

Margie said...

Wow, that is pretty!