This week I am hoping to get to see the Perseids meteor shower. I managed to get to see some shooting stars during their appearance in our atmosphere last year and they were just as magical as I imagined they would be. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen shooting stars before, but the individual rare occurrence – even the one that fell right in front of my car down a back lane in Staffordshire one summer – pales next to the potential of seeing a sky full of streaking lights over the bay, so many that you just can’t wish upon them all.
However, this year the weather is a bit more overcast. The opportunity is still there but there will be a greater degree of luck involved in actually seeing one through the clouds. Will this stop me from standing outside and hoping? Of course not! And I may get to see a few bats, a glimpse of the extra large harvest moon and to enjoy the magic that moonlight bestows upon our countryside, transforming the trees and hedgerows into something faintly of the other world. And whether I manage to see them or not, I shall enjoy myself immensely.
It’s a bit like a meme or video or post you’ve made going viral. It’s an exciting possibility – you may even set out with the intention of that happening – but you would put out that piece of content anyway. Well, I hope you would! Continue reading →