This weekend, if the sky happens to be clear where you are, would be a good time to spend the evenings watching for Perseid meteors. The Moon is near full and thus rises not long after sunset, but you might be able to take advantage of that dark window to watch for Earth-grazers. Otherwise hope for fireballs -- SpaceWeather is reporting that a few have been spotted bright enough to show up on automated cameras, Moonshine and all.
This weekend I'll start posting photos from the vacation. I've spent the week racing about to make up for taking a couple of weeks off, and blogging, much less processing photos, hasn't quite bubbled up to the top of my list. Also, I've acquired a software project that'll be taking up a good deal of my copious spare time in the short term. More on that later, I should think.
One photo, 'cause otherwise that's all I've got for now.
A pine martin sizes us up on the way down a mountain. Actually it spent a while showing off before getting bored and wandering off. Clearly life under the National Park Service has at least taught the fauna that humans are unlikely to eat them. 2006:08:01 10:45:57