Saturday, August 14, 2010


Usually between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m., I'm tucked in bed, drifting off into dreamland.

This is where I was last night.

Jumping into the pool.

It was still 94 degrees at 10:00 and I think the water was 93 degrees.  I'd know for sure if my favorite granddaughter hadn't tried pitching the thermometer into the pool and instead, crashing it into the fence.

I didn't make it to the gym today, so I compensated by swimming 20 laps.

Maybe it was 10.

Okay 4.

I strategically situated my lounge chair for the best view of the meteor showers.  And there I lay, looking at the vast sky filled with stars.

This is one of the things I love about the country.  Though I can't name them all, I can pick out several of the constellations.  The Big Dipper seemed especially BIG last night.  But alas, it was in the western sky and the meteors were to the northeast.

I must have laid there for 30 minutes before I saw a flash of light.  Whoa!  Oh.  Airplane.  Never mind.

Almost straight up 11:00, exactly when Julie Chin predicted (how DO they know these things?), there it was.  The first meteor.  Wow!  Amazing.  Then, in a few minutes....another. A total of four, before my eyelids were too heavy to wait it out any longer.  Spectacular show.  Thank you, God!

1 comment:

Terry Rush said...

I envy you.

Must have been too amazing.

How we are still little children in His sight astonished over His Big Wonder!

"Do it again, God!"