We came home from Ron's to find a hawk sitting in a puddle in the street. Keep in mind we aren't out in the middle of the country, it's pretty urban here at home. I think it was an immature Cooper's hawk, but I'm not 100% sure. It gave us quite a show, it stayed when we got out of the car and then flew around so we could really take him/her in. Gorgeous!
Last night we had a fire in the pit on the patio and we saw a nice shooting star. A big one. I watched for a long time during the Perseid's and only got a few rather disappointing ones. Nice surprise, a glass of bubbly in my hand , some pinon on the fire and a star!