Day XL - from 10 Aug 11
Got a very late start for some reason and left at 4:12.
I had been reading about amateur astronomy, so when I left and the sky was so clear I caught myself star gaping. I didn't cause a gazers block or anything, but I was slower because I was distracted by the stars.
The night was very clear and before I left, while I was standing in my driveway I saw a meteor. I saw another one on Atkinson.
I spotted Cassiopeia while standing there as well. Once I got going Orion was very visible. I noted that he was laying down on the job. I couldn't see the big dipper though. Those are about the only three, "constellations" that I can recognize, I'm ashamed to say.
The moon is nearly full this next couple of days, but it had set already by the time I got out.
Otherwise I didn't notice anything interesting.
Much nicer day today. The wind felt much lighter so I was surprised to see when I got home and checked that it was 9mph WNW. I guess my estimate for yesterday was possibly conservative.
It was a sunny, beautiful day at about 75o. It felt like early October rather than early August.
I was feeling so good and light hearted that I actually stopped to snap some pictures.
The first was a pair of gym shoes hanging from a telephone (power?) line. I didn't know people still did that.