On the weekend, the skies were clear, so my family jumped into the car and headed 20 mins from our house. The sun had just set, the horizon was glowing from the city streetlights, there were floodlights from a barn across the street, and cars drove by every couple minutes with their headlights on - not exactly a dark sky preserve, but we'll take it. We pointed our eyes towards Perseus, and within 30 minutes we saw a dozen meteors. The kids were gasping in astonishment. My camera battery had less than 5% life, I couldn't find the ball head to my tripod, and I kept messing with my settings trying to accommodate all the ambient light. But I caught a short meteor trail, coming out of Cassiopeia (can you see it?) and it made me so happy. When I see this image, I can hear the crickets & smell the clover. I now have memories of pointing out Delphinus and Cygnus to my boys, as we watched satellites coast by in between shooting stars who left fiery trails in the night sky. It didn't take much to get off the couch, but it sure was worth it.