Having endured the most mind numbing tedium for the last fortnight one felt well overdue for a little entertainment.
The weatherman told of the meteor shower tonight arriving at just after midnight in the NE sky. This happily represented a deal sight more entertainment that has been available for the said fortnight so I duly sallied forth. There, coming from Orion’s Belt straight towards the Big Dipper were streams of them, every minute or so. All of a sudden they weren’t heavenly bodies anymore, they were coming over no more than a couple of thousand feet! Well I suppose they have to land somewhere but appeared a bit close for comfort!
Tomorrow, as it is hot, we will visit the mountain, hopefully we shall miss the end of the whole London olympic thing, I really don’t think I need to witness any more claptrap like the opening ceremony. Interesting really, however hard humanity tries it really cannot even begin to rival the natural world. Shooting stars outbid fireworks by a country mile!