most memories tend to birth themselves from within the natural realms of our everyday lives routinely prompted by some evidential experience but…more often than not by just about any other little thing like a rise…or a fall in the ambient temperature of a quavering…translucent liquid…summer…sunrise that we may just barely manage to detect while somewhere within the provenance of a delicately fluctuating kind of waking…but still dreaming omni… state of wonder even as we stir restless within our thoughts…anxious to welcome in those Autumn winds a-calling ready to intuit and observe any changes in the speed or direction of every…silent...

Aware that summer’s change to fall is no eye-blink, We still compute that exact balance point we think Evens out, if only for that instant, our day/night. Garden dwellers know such moments in ways more profound, While I find joy enough, savoring this pre-equinoctial sundown, Its evening glow exactly centered in west-facing windows. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

These images from Valentin Grigore’s meteor collection 2014 represent: two meteors (separated in time by only 6 minutes) next to the Pleiades and the Hyades, caught at Blaga’s Rivulet (Brook). Mount Cindrel, in 4 August, and identified by Valentin Grigore as two possible Southern Delta Aquariids. a Perseid fireball caught in 12/13 August at the Priseaca Lake. a Kappa Cygnid fireball caught in 17/18 August also at the Priseaca Lake. Since the Priseaca Lake is close to Targoviste (a former Capital of Wallachia or the Romanian Land), we will end this series with a poetical quotation from the most important...

These are sequences taken by Valentin Grigore during SARM’s Perseid astronomical camp 2014 in Mount Cindrel, which had a role both observational and educative, and prepared the observation of the Perseid meteor shower maximum. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

Valentin Grigore imagined the 22nd edition of SARM’s Perseid Event in two parts: 21 July - 5 August in the Meridional Carpathians, Transylvania province (a mountain camp including a traditional astronomical summer school) 10 August - 20 August around the city of Targoviste, Wallachia province (including observational expeditions, especially for the Perseid meteor shower maximum) and these are two significant photos from the two phases of the event. Since the headquarters of SARM’s Perseid camp in Mount Cindrel was a chalet, Blaga’s Rivulet, named after the great Romanian poet Lucian Blaga (1895-1961; prosecuted by the communist regime in his country,...