When I went out in the backyard I was so enamored with the big dipper sitting on top of the house’s roof line that even though it was bed time I went to the trouble to set up the camera for the purpose of capturing that scene. And after failing to do that to any satisfaction I then pointed the camera¬† straight up between our two palms and left the shutter open for several minutes hoping an errant Perseid meteor might wander across the frame (click to quadrify):

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As you can see, none showed up. And that’s because had I checked with Clifford first I would’ve learned I was a little too early in that the next shower is scheduled¬† for pre-dawn Monday.