We're getting a good view of the Perseids meteor shower around here. So, this morning, instead of yoga, Sydney and I went walking. We walked yesterday but didn't know the shower was going on and never looked up. But last night was supposed to be the peak, so we were out again at 5:15 and we walked the whole way looking up. It's a wonder we didn't skin a knee as neither of us looked down. She had never seen a shooting star. This morning, she saw about 6. I only saw 3 and we didn't both see the same one. It was great!
Poor city kid. By the time I was 11, I was familiar with shooting stars, but I don't remember knowing they weren't really stars until I was an adult. Surely they told us that in school, but I don't remember it. When I was a kid, we spent a lot more time outside than kids do now. In the neighborhood where I grew up, all the kids had to be at home by dark, but lots of nights, especially when there was company, my family was outside much later.
Now, there's too much to do inside for a kid to be outside at night, and the bugs seem to have gotten worse, but that's probably because we learned we shouldn't be spraying all those harsh chemicals. I remember the mosquito truck going through the neighborhood, spraying a fog of poison and we'd run behind it, playing in the fog...and breathing it in. It's a wonder we survived.
Anyway, I played with the nutcracker's teeth last night. I think I'm just going to have to settle for coloring them in with a pigma. I'm tired of messing with it. I don't do well when I'm working hard, but not making progress, so I'll settle and hope that I learned a little from my first attempt and it's better the second time. (or maybe the third).
Y'all take care and have a great Weds. Today was our day to water (odd addresses on weds/sat, even on thur/sun), so I left the sprinklers going in the beds this morning on their timer. This evening, I'll move it all around and let it run again. It's funny to drive down the street and see all the sprinklers on one side going and the other side not...well, except for those folks that don't understand "mandatory" water rationing. I washed the car this morning and left my windows down, so maybe we'll get some rain today. The weather man says there's a chance, and I'm glad to do my part to increase those odds. Lane