Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might...

[photo from SUMMER: a User's Guide by Suzanne Brown]
Sorry, I had to borrow a pix. All of mine turned out black as coal.
The little girls spent the night again the other night. The oldest loves learning about the Solar System. She put me to shame when she was in the 1st grade, with how much more she knew about it, than I. We made a "date" to watch the Perseid meteor showers together this year. They are most visible, mid August, between 2 and 4 in the morning. When our girls were at home, they and I used to take blankets up to the orchard, and lay out for hours, watching them.
This time, we got up at 2:30, sat wrapped in quilts in the Adirondacks, in the side yard, turned all of the barn and yard lights off, and watched the show. Next year, We've decide to pull the hammock from under the shady trees, out into the open, and watch in real comfort. There was a very freaky growling sound that sent us scurrying inside, before it got light enough for pictures. I'm not much of a 'fraidy cat, but there has been a real cougar problem in the valley this year.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Cougars are nothing to sniff at. We have problems with them here in the Twin Cities in the winter. The DNR tries to downplay it but I think it is a big problem than they want to admit.


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