Saturday, November 12, 2005

Nov. 7: The Sky is Falling

I have always loved falling stars. They're so awesome to watch. (The poem I won with in fourth grade was about a shooting star.) About the only thing I love even more are the Northern Lights but I live too far away to enjoy the Aurora Borealis. (I have a friend who lives in Canada and he frequently emails me some of the gorgeous pics he takes.) But as to watching the stars, it is no surprise that I often drive out to the country or the lake to watch for the Leonid meteor showers in August or the Taurid meteor showers this week. The debris left by a comet as it orbits the sun sometimes can give us some spectacular shooting stars to wish on. Though I never wish anymore, I just enjoy them. For some reason, as I watch the stars, I always find myself thinking about all the things that have happened in my life. But that's a whole different story and more than 18 inches long, so I'll save it for later.

1 comment:

  1. Star watching, actually sky watching is one of my favorite things. On warm summer and fall evenings, it's wonderful to lay on a blanket and watch the sky. It's an added blessing to see a falling or shooting star. ;)