Skip to content

Perseid Meteor Shower 2011 Peaks Tonight!

August 12, 2011

Friday August 12, 2011
Ventura, CA 3:15am

When I climbed into bed tonight
at 1am with the waxing moon
the stars sparkled in the clear sky
and I wondered if I gazed out the window
with my glasses on whether I’d see
any of the Perseid meteors fly by.
But now a few hours later it’s just fog
fog and more fog covering the sky.

My Native American heritage
tells me the stars are our ancestors
shining on us reassuring us
guiding us reminding us
of our past our present our future.
My mom was born in 1937
on this day August 12. She died last year
July 30 days before her birthday.

Hey fog would you give me a break?
2010 was a tough year and I’m still
getting over it. I could really use
some clear skies and to feel the stars
shining on me.

Tonight the bright moon will dim some of the meteors in tonight’s Perseid shower which peaks early Saturday morning but it is still worthwhile going out to see, especially if you are an early morning person and you can look before dawn and after the full moon has set. The shower lasts for several weeks so you might see some before the moon rises in the coming days as the moon wanes.

We might even see some meteors during the new moon out at Burning Man! So folks while you’re waiting for the gates to open Sunday night, peek out your window and make a wish on shooting stars!

Photo of a shooting star by Alan Sailer; this image graces the cover of my book  Middle of the Night Poems from Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son, now available from en theos press in print or ebook.

Here’s a link to the poem I wrote about the shooting stars I observed last year in the High Sierra on the night of my mother’s birthday.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Spanish for the Camino

Learn Spanish for the Camino: walk the talk

What's in that Bottle?

Better Living Through Better Wine!


My humble wine blog

Jenny True

An excruciatingly personal food blog


When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

Hot Grieving MILF

I Believe in Magic

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures


Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories


a reason for wine


A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Outlaw Soaps: Exciting soaps for adventurous people.

Exciting soaps for adventurous people

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind


Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.


Drinking, Thinking, Cooking, Eating, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Talking ~ The Essentials of the Wine Life ~

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward


A Song in Every Glass

Cindy Ross

Author | Speaker


Get your copy of Mile 445 today at!

"Where Business Meets Humanity"

Laura Grace Weldon

Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery

From Insults To Respect

A Guide To Anger And Conflict Resolution



Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man

Snarky. Cheeky. Grumpy. Dopey. Never Bashful.

L'esprit de Vin

A wine blog with food for thought...

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

Wine Verbiage

verbiage about wine & life

Small Epiphanies


Paul reflects therapeutically

Thoughts about writing about thinking

Myth Girl

"Follow Your Bliss."

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.

Winehiker Witiculture

Hike. Wine. Repeat! An exploration of life's vinoambulocentricities.

Gabe Feathers McGee

poetry, stories, puffnstuff

New Earth Heartbeat

Breathing with the Heart of the Earth

%d bloggers like this: