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Happily here, close to coffee, never far from laughter
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Perseid meteors peak August 12-13, plus Venus and Jupiter
The Perseid meteors are named for the constellation Perseus the Hero. If you trace the paths of the meteors backwards, they seem to radiate from this constellation.
Tonight for August 12, 2014
The 2014 Perseid meteor shower should be at its best from late night August 12 until dawn August 13! Great times to watch: after midnight and before dawn. Keep in mind that a waning supermoon will dramatically diminish the number of meteors you’ll see in 2014. On a dark, moonless night, you can often see 50-100 Perseid meteors per hour. Not so this year. The good news is that the Perseids have more fireballs, or bright meteors, than any other major shower, according to NASA’s Meteoroid Office. The expert skywatchers at SkyandTelescope.com said a few days ago to expect a Perseid fireball – bright enough to compete with the bright moonlight – about every 5 minutes. And what a beautiful sight that will be, a meteor streaking along in a moon-washed sky. What’s more, if you’re up before dawn, you have a real treat waiting for you … the sky’s two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, together in the east. Click here for more about Venus and Jupiter.
Meanwhile, do plan to go to a country location to enjoy the bright moon and Perseids, if you can. The Perseids are a summertime classic. They’re a favorite for Northern Hemisphere viewers, though this shower can also be watched from tropical and subtropical latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere as well. Find a dark, open sky far away from the harsh glare of city lights, lie down comfortably on a reclining lawn chair and enjoy the show.
You don’t need to know the constellations. You don’t need special equipment. Simply look up to watch Perseid meteors streaking the nighttime sky. Just remember, as seen from around the world, the most meteors will fall in the wee hours before dawn.
credit: http://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower
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A collection of photographs from a small Group Ancestry Tour http://youtu.be/HHsjuCpqcLw

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50 Nexus 7 2013 Android Hints and Tips - The Ulti…: http://youtu.be/KoI8GfyvQl0

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Real practical and genuinely written site on a few answers to make autism less traumatic, and more enjoyable

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Tour Scotland photographs of a Highland Cow on visit to Perthshire. I really enjoy shooting photographs of Highland Cows, and this one was no exception.

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Spring is very much in Fife, but unfortunately - I live in Perth.
Tour Scotland video shot this morning of daffodils at a viewpoint above Pittenweem, on visit to East Neuk of Fife.

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Plenty of helpful advice from who a chap who seems to know a lot, about a lot that matters. "A member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, I lecture at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry to mental health workers. I am a Unitarian minister, a practising lawyer, an author, and a student and exponent of Buddhism, the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, and the realist philosophy of the Scottish-Australian philosopher John Anderson."

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The strangest collision of Julie Fowlis music and vintage animation. Works for me though.

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Pretty apt for today - a celebration of mother's which should be the attitude every day, depending on the mother I guess. 

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Just so beautiful....
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Loch Scavaig on visit to Elgol, Isle of Skye. With the great Cuillin range behind this an area of spectacular scenery. The boat trip from Elgol across Loch Scavaig to Loch Coruisk and the base of the Cuillin has long been hugely popular with tourists. The scenery is simply stunning. Elgol, Scottish Gaelic, Ealaghol, is a village on the shores of Loch Scavaig towards the end of the Strathaird peninsula on the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
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