The past two nights have been clear for watching the Geminids meteor shower. Last night was great, with lots of bright ones coming in rapid succession. The kind that make you catch your breath.
Tonight was far less dramatic, but also less frigid, so I took a chair and sat out in the back field until my feet got numb. All the best ones seemed to fall outside the camera frame, opposite where I had it pointed. No matter, I was there for the show. But did get one nice shot when distant car lights swept the tree line, with one faint star trail just visible.
One should need fewer reasons to sit quietly in the dark, gazing up into the night sky.