The next 2 nights were nearly perfect. No clouds, wind died down, and I did bring my warm fuzzy pants and snow suit this year, so I was warm enough most of the night. We did get some good views of a lot of Persied meteors also. Including a few shadow casting big ones - they always seemed to show up when I was looking down at my foot or some other stupid direction and suddenly saw a shadow!
It was clear, hot and 90+ degrees when I got home, so it was a perfect night to stay out late and try some imaging in the backyard. Here are a couple shots that I took.
...meanwhile, back to the clouds again.
Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
M27 Dumbell Nebula
Table Mountain view toward the center of our galaxy