Posts Tagged ‘sky’

Looking for meteors

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Today is the best day to look our for the Perseid meteors. In the Earth’s journey around the Sun, at this time of year we pass through debris and dust that’s been left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, and as the particles burn up when they enter our atmosphere, we can see them as shooting start or meteors streaking across the sky.

I had a look for them yesterday, but I didn’t see a thing! I took a couple of blankets out into the garden, lay on one and wrapped myself up in the other one. I was nice and warm and cosy and it was quite comfortable. It was nice and clear, and as it started to get dark, more and more stars popped out. I could see the Plough and the W-shape of Cassiopeia.

It was lovely and relaxing. It was very quiet with only the occasional dog barking or car on the main road. It was a bit like camping. I enjoyed just lying there smelling the grass and watching moths flying over. I stayed outside for about an hour until it clouded over. If I’d seen some meteors as well, it would have been brilliant!

If it isn’t raining or cloudy tonight, I’ll have another go.

Summer, Autumn and Winter colours

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I don’t like it when summer comes to and end and it starts to get cold. When August turns to September, I have to be careful to keep myself busy and to do creative things, such as my photography, card making and knitting. I have learned from experience that if I don’t do that, I can get very down.

I love the colours of summer with it’s blue skies and brightly coloured flowers, and everything looking better with the sun shining on it. It seems to give everyone a lift if it’s sunny. I can feel quite sad when I know that the summer is slipping away, and there’s no more opportunity to go to a sunny seaside with it’s gorgeous yellow ochre sand and lovely turquoise sea and beautiful blue sky – colours that all looks so amazing together. A short holiday by the sea can really refresh and renew me.

By October it has got colder and darker in the evenings, but bright Christmas colours are starting to appear in the shops. When the clocks go back and it’s dark by 6.00pm and there are red and gold and sparkly Christmas things in the shops, then I start to feel better because that’s the signal that it won’t be long until my Birthday! I still get that feeling of excitement about my birthday that I did when I was young even if it may not be celebrated so much now as it was then. Only three and a half weeks to go!