Slashing through the sky

I can't sleep. Then I remember the Perseids. I get up quietly and seek out a spot in the backyard - a balance between a good gap in the elm canopy, away from the neighbor's bright driveway light. As my eyes adjust, I note how weak our light-polluted Clovis sky is. Haze from summer wildfires doesn't... Continue Reading →

Goldendale by Starlight

Last night after dinner, we sat on the front porch, watching the color drain from the night sky. It was much clearer than our visit 12 months ago, when smoke from nearby wildfires blotted out the Goldendale sky, much like the smoke blanketing California back home right now. First one star winked on, then another. A shooting... Continue Reading →

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