Friday, August 13, 2010
What A Beautiful Sight!!
First off, I want to say that I had another Slime Session yesterday! My dear Sweetheart, Walt, barbecued us some Hamburger patties along with some Green Beans. We were sitting out on the Patio eating, with a nice cool breeze blowing (or should I say...Cool, Wind?). And because of this, I ate my Hamburger Patty a bit too fast, so as to not let my meal get too cold. I thought that I had slowed down soon enough though...but then, NOT!! After a while, I realized that it wasn't going to go down peacefully, or without a fight!
So I quickly made my way into the house and took my customary seat on the edge of the tub facing the "Throne", and sliming for the next hour or so. This always upsets Walt. He doesn't like to see me have any problems. But when I told him that I only slimmed and it wasn't a full PB, he was relieved!! So, now that I have confessed my latest Slime incident....
I wanted to say that we had a great view of Venus, Mars and Saturn, above a beautiful Crescent Moon tonight!! I attached a photo above, that we took from our backyard. We had to take it before the Sun was 100% down, as the Moon and Planets were also going down with the Sun!! I didn't think that we would be able to see Mars or Saturn at all as we live too close to a large City with a lot of lights!!
In the photo, you should be able to see the Crescent Moon between the trees as it is the largest visible Celestial object in the sky. Above it and slightly to the left, if we are lucky, you can see Venus. It shows up great on my Computer screen, but I am not sure how well it will appear in the Blog!! It is right about at the top of the trees. Click on the photo to enlarge it and you should have no problem seeing it. Hopefully you will see it too.
Also, I went outside tonight to view the Perseid Showers. I only stayed out a short time, and I only saw a couple of Meteors, but one of them was truly spectacular!! Wow, what a rush! I only wish that I had the time to stay out all night viewing the night sky. Especially on a beautiful, clear, cool night like tonight was. Oh, and did I mention how big and beautiful Jupiter was tonight??? I can't believe how many Planets were visible to the naked eye in one night!! What a treat.
Well, I better go for now. Till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)