Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This morning when I stepped out onto the front porch, two things were immediately noticeable. The first was the warm humidity wrapping itself around my air-conditioned arms and legs. The second was the lightning that seemed to surround the sky. There was flashing to the south as well as to the northeast. I was surprised when I stepped off the porch to see that, overhead, the stars were visible from horizon to horizon. In the pre-dawn hours, clouds usually make their presence known simply by obscuring the stars. This morning, the clouds were below the horizon all around. They didn't cover the stars. They simply lit up the sky around the edges.