I see beautiful white stars on this hot summer night, though I’ve cast my eyes down, not up. By the light of the moon, Allium Stellatum, also known as Prairie Onions, are covered in tiny, star-like blooms. The Allium set buds nearly two weeks ago. This evening they’re covered in flowers. A light, sweet onion scent lingers above the soil
Many flowers close up shop for the evening. It’s a nice surprise finding these tiny flowers wide awake and enjoying the August heat.
True star-gazers might catch a falling star tonight as the Perseids shower the night sky with meteors. They will reach their August peak this weekend, visible to the naked eye in most parts of North America.