Every Cloud has a Silver Lining…


Although my husband and I had hoped to go out locally to try to see the Perseid meteor shower last night, even by 8pm (see above pic) a blanket of cloud cover was coming in – and by 11pm we couldn’t even see the moon never mind any potential meteor shower, so in the end we didn’t venture out after all.

However, our disappointment was mitigated by having spent our evening watching the Athletics World Championships (held only about a mile away in Stratford) live on TV – GB distance runner Mo Farah won a Silver medal in the men’s 5000m, as did the GB women’s 4x100m relay, and to cap it all the GB men’s 4x100m relay won Gold!

So not quite the evening of potential star-gazing we had planned, but I guess it’s true that every cloud has a silver lining – or maybe even two silvers and a gold… šŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining…

  1. Sunny August 13, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    We forgot to go outside last night before bed, so after finishing a particularly good thriller in the wee hours, I turned out the lights and stood in one window after another in our home here in the mountains of rural NE Pennsylvania. I could see the Big Dipper and other stars in the cloudless sky, but nary a “shooting star”! šŸŒ  I was sorry not to see one, but perhaps tonight!

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  2. dawnkinster August 13, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I went out last night (clouds cleared by early evening) around midnight and saw one. It was really cool. Then was out at 4:30 because Katie had to ‘go’ and happened upon one more. The weather guy said for us here in Michigan that tonight might be better because there will be less interference from the moon. You might try tonight too!

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    • Ruth August 13, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      I’ll keep an eye on the weather, and if it stays clear, I’ll certainly give it another try tonight šŸ™‚


  3. Rebel Girl August 13, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    My husband stayed up late to try and capture some of it too, no luck. At least you were still able to enjoy your evening watching other stars. šŸ™‚

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