|My House, photo by Jon Willoughby|
Wish I could say this is what we saw...but we didn't. I am a city girl who has only seen the Milky Way once. Yes, sad but true. I was in Colorado back in 1974, along the shores of the Colorado River on a river raft trip. I was scared and homesick, but still vividly remember seeing the stars like I never had before. My sweetheart had a similar experience in Medford, Oregon on a boat drifting down a river. Once you see that stars like that, you never forget.
Instead this is more like what I saw last night, one beautiful streak in the sky. One meteor and three mosquito bites. We went inside after a while and went to bed where I watched the NASA live feed of the meteor shower from Marshall Space Flight Center. It was a great to see and listen to all the experts while in the comfort of my bed, but I dream of a time I'll watch from a place with really dark skies.
The English Valley High reference is of course to Rocky Mountain High...the song John Denver wrote about watching the Perseid from a sleeping bag high up in the mountains in Aspen, Colorado. "I've seen it raining fire in the sky. Friends around a campfire and everybody's high..." Someday...
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