Unfortunately, we were overcast, and if we hadn’t been, the full moon would have made them difficult to see. Ah, well, “Just wait till next year!” (Also the motto of many sports teams.)
Watercolor night skyyyyyyyyyyy…!
In other news, Burt has a popsicle. Are there more, Burt? The public needs to know!
This is poster worthy, for sure! I so love seeing Mr O’possum again, and that spectacular night sky!
Beautiful, but a harbinger of Doom.
Just beautiful indeed!
A fitting and beautiful tribute to our Tommy!
The meteors aren’t that numerous here. When Mom had a beach house, we’d sprawl out on the walkway and watch the meteors scoot across the sky, but I don’t recall more than a few at a time. Beatrix and Trevor together always makes my heart mushy.
The opossum family is adorable.♥
Oh, My Cat! How beautiful! And Georgia even got the waning crescent moon in the sky perfect for the date. Purrr…fect! What attention to detail.
And it isn’t broken. It’s just not what you think it is.
Good job Elvis is missing it. I’m not sure he likes most of the locals.
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gay
They all look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the flash’s beauty there
Shadows on the hills
Under the tree with funny skills
Catch the breeze and get the chills
In colors of the lovely painted land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
“It’s just some meteors we see”
And how you tried to give them glee
And they would listen, they did know how
Perseids they know and enjoy now
Flaming flashes that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in each one’s to catch the clue
Colors changing hue
Rainbows blur am I a dope?
Or just lookin’ thru a kaleidoscope?
Or soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand?
That’s not evil but just beauty
And how they fried by getting free
They would listen, they did know how
Perseids they’ll just adore them now
For they could just love you
And still their love was true
And when this hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You looked for fun, as we all often do
But I could’ve told you dear ones
I wish this world was meant for
One as beautiful as you
Each one come together now
Under the tree or on the bough
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
All the strangers that you’ve met
Wild animals meet there very late
With relations being intricate
United and frolicking on the meadows, aww!
Now I think I know
It’s just some meteors we see
And now enjoy the mere beauty
Yes, they would listen, they are listening still
Now let’s drink to our fill..
Don McLean/ Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Not just beautiful, but spectacular, just like the beautifully spectacular colouring work here. Me give big thumbs up and big applause with me bear hands.
Oh Georgia, you’ve outdone yourself! Truly fabulous. We’ve been cloudy so it is lovely to see such a beautiful watercolor version.
I remember being at Choir Music Camp in rural IL when in grade school. It was two weeks in summer, and one night we camped out on a tarp in a field after picking raspberries and making ice cream. That night we watched a meteor shower. It was glorious.
Absolutely gorgeous! And the only way I see them since for every single meteorological event we have, the sky is always overcast here and I never, ever see them anymore. And while I live in Michigan, at our previous house which is also where I grew up in SE Michigan, as a child, I could see the Northern Lights. Too much light pollution for that now as well. Guess we didn’t move far enough north.
Reminds me of star gazing in places like the Glades, Cedar Key and the Appalachians. As a child I still remember those stars at Blowing Rock back in the early ’70s. Light Pollution has made stargazing more challenging nowadays, especially here in FL. Here is an idea my daughter and I have for when she graduates from FSU next spring, before she goes off to grad school (hoping she chooses USF just down the road but likely staying in Tallahassee) …… It could be a fun week or so!
I wish I could see this strip in a larger format, especially the last panel.
Georgia, if you’re reading comments today, save this one for the Rueben awards. It is one of your best works of art!
That last panel, wow. So beautiful.
I don’t remember seeing the opossum family before. I wish we could see the meteor showers but too many lights.
Beautiful artwork in the last panel, and I also like the fourth with Burt eating a popsicle and Trevor holding Beatrix. I have lately been reading the Mothman Prophecies, and with this week’s supernatural storyline panel one immediately made me leap to a flying saucer storyline. But Georgia would never! Right?
This is one of your best strips ever, Georgia!
Looks like our newcasters will have to experience this from the window.
Re: animal politics. Our raccoons and possums get along pretty well for the most part, side by side but ignoring one another. But this year we have a baby possum and a baby raccoon who have become friends and trundle along together, walking the top of the fence! They are so cute! I saw momma possum during the “possum bus” phase when she had about a half dozen riding on top and more inside, but as far as I can tell only three babies have made it to the independent stage and stuck around. You can tell possums apart by their tails, ours look nearly alike but their tails are each very distinctive!
I spy… a crow, Homestyle and Thimblefist, all the raccoons and pets and possums, but no mice? The possums hanging upside down while wearing pants completely cracked me up.
I spy two can-wearing critters in the tree! One is a shoutmunk and the other is a squirrel, but I CANnot remember their names.
One “Like” isn’t enough for this one! =SWOOOOOOOOOONNNNN= ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥
Lucky us (the orb), waking up to such a beautiful strip and loving community. Thank you Georgia, and all
And Homestyle and Thimblefist are there, too!
Picture yourself in the grass on a hillside
With wildlife in trees and pets standing by
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
Rainbows in kaleidoscope skies
Perseid showers so fast yet serene
Streaking over your head
Look for the moon as the crescent does rise
And she shines
Georgia’s brilliant sky sublime and
One more nighttime sky divine and
Tommy does report so fine, mon
- John Lennon / Paul McCartney – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Trevor snuggling Beatrix just absolutely melted me.
I so miss the sky in the BWCAW, especially in August with the Perseids. Where we live, twenty years ago, we could still see the stars on a clear night. Not any more.
The last panel has Zazzle mug potential
Dress warmly, find a hillside far from city lights, lie down facing the sky and wait – try not to fall asleep between meteor events. :)
As is this comic!
Thanks Georgia! Another lovely image. The critters have a much better view of the Perseids shower than I EVER get. Good on them!
Where’s KittyKatz today, did I miss her?
Beautiful!!! I have never seen a meteor shower, or the Northern lights, I did see the Green flash when I lived in the Caribbean though, that was special X
I love the ‘possum family!
This is just such a wonderful story today, and the drawings are beautiful – this helps put a little light in my life when needed after the passing of my Fearless!
What is that in front of Burt? Is it a telescope? A camera on a base to steady it for time lapse?
Sad thing is that most of them peak at 2 or 3AM. How about dusk instead?
Living in Virginia, we’re not supposed to see the auroras here. But years ago, I walked into my living room to see a bright green, silent, fluctuating glow through the little windows in the front door and through the closed blinds. It freaked me out so much I was afraid to investigate (I was cold sober, not chemically altered, and it wasn’t Christmas, July 4th, or any holiday). Not that late at night, but none of the neighbors ever mentioned it. Haven’t seen it again. Or maybe the aliens removed my memories…; )
Atlantic Starr: Masterpiece
A happy gathering of friends
The whole world is alright
A shower of shooting stars
Sets the sky alight!
A story paints a picture, of miracles unknown
How can this wonder be? The joy I see!
Silver in a dark blue sky
More precious than all gems,
A painting of a wondrous world
Shared with each and every friend!
A world of pure majesty in this picture!
And now it’s time to say, that night or day
This is a masterpiece, it’s true
The world seems so brand new
Brimming with such joy and love!
The world seems so brand new!
And it’s a treasure!
Like a real life kaleidoscope, the sky just bursts with light
Unable to contain myself, my joy, it just takes flight!
To share with so many friends, there is no need for strife!
And now I thank you, friends, let this love never end!
The history and politics we all can put aside
Let’s watch the Creator’s magic show
A miracle of light!
Captured in such a picture,
So lovely, beautiful
And now I thank you all
As shooting stars fall!
This work of art we’re seeing,
Never let it go
Beauty and joy forever,
And we’ll always know that:
I’m sure that, if we ever got to see the perseids over here, they’d be beautiful.
Vile racoons are probably hoping it’s some secret weapon they can use in their next war. One which will make them look like the victims while doing damage to their enemies.
I hope Louie is on his way!
Beautiful – but I have 10 felines here who be offended at the word “Pet”!
There’s a caption from Burt in the second panel, yet there he is in the field staring on the very next panel.
OT. google chrome died on my computer, had to go to a new browser, gocomics didn’t recognize me, so I had to do a new account. Same crazee, but now crazeekatlady2 with a new avatar. Can’t see any comments form Saturday though.
The last panel says it all! Thanks Georgia.
On the roof watching summer night skies
All the boys
All the girls
All the time making love with our eyes
Life just goes on for us day after day
Screamin’ by, oh oh oh
Fast as a shooting star
Crusin’ the midnight sky
From Georgia on FB:
I love this one, I hope you do too. <3 It was so much fun to paint and add the shooting stars in Photoshop later.
(The opossum’s name is Prometheus… he’ll be properly introduced one day. We’ve met him once already in the garage of the Big Pink House!)
What are they all doing up so late? Best viewing times are always 2 or 3 a.m.
Perseids are nearly always not visible here in southeast Arizona due to our Monsoon! Almost always seem to have clouds on the best day, if not all of the days of the Perseids. I think I remember once we actually got to see them.
I’ve always wanted to see the Perseid shower as it occurs around my birthday, but every year, it’s cloudy the whole time!
“I saw two shooting stars last nightAnd critters, some inclined to bite.Although I do have T.C.P.I think I’d better let them be.”
February 26, 2016