It’s been a hot day for Yorkshire. Not as hot as many places, but still hot for us.
Time to do some gardening. For the observant amongst you
- Yes that conservatory has been taken over by Dinosaurs. I blame them for the mess,
- Yes that ghostly and out of focus apparition in a red T-shirt is me. That’s the closest your going to get to a photo….. That’s how us with ‘faces made for radio’ like to do things….
An hours weeding. Lots of weeds pulled up and yet seemingly so little progress. But at least I’ve made a start.
Hoping for another clear night. A night of shooting star spotting. The Perseid Meteor Shower is currently ongoing. Last night at 1am we were outside. Sheet lightening frequently flashing across the sky. We always have a little game – who can spot the most… It was close last night.
Hawklad – 50 meteors
Dad – 4
“Dad what are you doing?”
I’m lying on the ground, why don’t you join me…
“Certainly not AND why?”
I’m thinking that if I’m lying down then I’m comfortable. Don’t have to strain my neck. I get to lie down and scan the sky. I think it’s the best way to see meteors.
*******Not the first time I’ve tried this approach – it worked well but one important safety point. Don’t put your cup of hot drink on the ground next to you. That last time my cup was visited by a slug. That’s not what I want in the dark when I’m taking a swig of warming brew********
“Really Dad. I have a problem with your technique?”
Go on then Hawklad what possible problem can you find with lying on the back while meteor hunting.
“Well Dad. I’m standing up. So that takes me at least 5 feet closer to the sky action. Maybe that’s why I’m at 40 meteors and you are at TWO….”
Ok point taken.
Clouds permitting I’m hoping for a huge comeback.