I was greeted with a splendid view as I made my way downstairs this morning … the Moon settling into the clouds and trees to our west. Later, Luna sank into thin clouds and I tried a photo of that, convinced it would be mysterious. It wasn't as appealing as this image. I continue to be impressed by the automatic capabilities of the little Canon PowerShot A650 IS. I know I'm repeating myself but it's pretty amazing to me how good a job that camera can do with difficult subjects and conditions. The base exposure was perfect capturing evidence of the Moon's shadowy "seas" on the bright disk. I made some adjustments in GIMP. It is predicted to be a mostly cloudy, stormy, hot, humid weekend so this will probably be the extent of my astronomy. Holding out hope for clear skies for the mid-week Perseids meteor shower — more on that later!