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halloween meteor

2021-11-01 - 7:24 a.m.

A quiet Halloween. Cookie and I walked around the neighborhood. It was a bright blue day, so I was hoping to spot some Eagles or at least some TVs or Red-Wing Hawks like on our previous walks. But it was quiet.

Later I visited the little garden of memories. Did some weeding. Still so lost without my conures, although I know they lived an unusually long time for small conures. I think of them every day.

For a change, the sky was still clear after sunset. I sat out with a small glass of Irish creme. Although I don't think it's meteor season, I spotted a large meteor zipping across the sky.

Which reminds me to make note of something cool I saw a few days ago, when the sky was a single mare's tail sweeping from southwest to northeast. A bright rainbow formed, mostly tracking the mare's tail. Then the rainbow began to fade against the blue parts of the sky, and a high wind moved the mare's tail, and then you could see the rainbow color only on the mare's tail. So it looked as if all the wispy curls in the cloud had been dipped in color... Perhaps I should have got up to take a photograph but I thought it would disappear because of the speed the cloud formation to be moving, and so I simply put back my head to watch until the mare's tail had swept away...

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