We finally had some rain in the area. Of course it had to come while I was at the observatory trying to mow the grass before the lawn police sent me a nasty-gram. I finished most of it Tuesday evening before the rain got too heavy and the lightning started. I finished up Wednesday morning in a cloud and light rain but no lightning. Grass...what fun.
I wanted to remind everyone that the perseides meteor shower is going on now and will peak on the night of August 11/12th. This year is supposed to be spectacular. So, before bedtime go outside and look to the northeast. You should see some beautiful shooting stars. The perseid meteor shower is a result of the earth moving through the trail of dust and debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This dust is about the size of a grain of sand hits Earth’s atmosphere and burns up creating streaks of light called shooting stars.
I have two photos for you this week. Since everyone liked the black and white warbler from last week I have another photo of him on the tree by the deck. If you look close you can see a bug in his beak. Umm, lunch. With as many bugs as these guys and the wrens eat I'm surprised I continue to get chewed on every time I go outside. Keeping with the black and white bird theme my second photo is of a white breasted nuthatch. He also has lunch but at least it's a sunflower seed.