I have seen many brilliant skies this summer: sunsets & sunrises, full moons & blue moons, mist & fog. These past few evenings I laid out to view the star show of the Perseid Meteor Shower which was nothing short of a marvel. I witnessed countless (but probably 20 to 30 a night) shooting stars (meteors from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle). Of those I saw there were a handful that elicited gasps of wonder and excitement, streaks of light that traveled the length of the sky, stars with tails of matter burning up and igniting wonderment within me. Of course, I got no photos of these magical moments but they'll be forever etched in my mind's eye. Hope you caught some of the magic, too.