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Day 9 Birthday Celebration - Wish Upon a Star

Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 9 of my birthday celebration.  The big 4-0 is looming larger than life and I've decided to celebrate this month with giveaways each day on my blog until my birthday. 

Today I will share another fun fact with you about August 11th.  Each year Mother Nature pulls out all the stops with an amazing meteor shower called the Perseids.  The peak viewing for this year is August 11-13th with 50-60 meteors per hour.  That's a lot of shooting stars and wishes to make each year on my birthday.

I don't get to see them every year - many years we lived in the city and it just wasn't possible.

One year Jess had to work late on my birthday. We were a young couple, struggling to make our way in the world. The girls were 4 & 2. It was my 27th birthday and you know how there are just years your birthday comes and goes with very little fanfare - it was one of those years.

Jess arrived home about 9pm and said get the girls ready, we are going for a drive.  We drove an hour to the beach and sat on the shore listening to the waves and watching the stars above. That's my second favorite birthday memory!

This year should be quite spectacular.  We live in the middle of nowhere and the night sky is ablaze with stars all the time. I'm getting my wishes ready!

Photo Credit: Daily Dose of Pixels

So you guessed it, today the prize is a set of my Van Gogh's Starry Night Disk Beads.

What's your favorite show put on by Mother Nature?  Leave a comment to enter today.  Winners will be drawn on August 11th.

Comments

Mother nature

Love the colors in those Starry Night beads.

I have never had the chance to see a meteor shower or the Aurora Borealis which I have been told are spectacular. I like a light snow fall on previous snow. It is nice and quiet and the light glow at night is beautiful.

Happy birthday and thank you for the gifts.

Carolyn

Mother Nature's shows

There's nothing like a good thunderstorm with bright flashes of lightening and deafening bolts of thunder! That is, as long as you're inside dry and warm! And I love to watch waves crash on the beach, it can be quite mesmerizing.

I love the Northern Lights

I love the Northern Lights but feel that each thunder/lightning storm is truly beautiful but especially at night when trying to fall asleep nothing like a good cleansing storm. I love the Van Gogh Beads truly beautiful.

Happy Birthday!

May you have many, many stars to wish upon for your birthday! Keep being the awesome caring person you are!

Love the winter

Love the winter after a snow when the ice cycles hand from the trees like crystals shimmering in the sun. Snow all over everything making it clean, pure. Happy Birthday Heather!

Lights in the sky.

My favorite show is lightening. I just love to be out in the middle of a storm watching it. It always amazes me how different it is in different parts of the world though my favorite will always be the ball lightening over the desert in Eastern Washington.

Leaf Collection Bracelet

I love, love, love, the leaf collection bracelet with the hidden clasp......great idea!

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