Today was truly one of the best ten days of year. The air had a defined crispness to it early this morning and as the day grew longer there was an absence of the August summertime haze. The dog days of summer are here as the sun and Sirius (the dog star) set together in the west this evening, but a continuous northwest flow of Canadian air will keep the sultry dogs at bay ’til further notice. The finale will take place after midnight as the Perseids meteor shower makes its annual apperance. Prime time to observe a 90-100 per hour meteor shower will be near dawn Monday morning. The icing on the the cake for 24 hours of perfection.