Palms & Perseids

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):


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.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."