The usual Seattle cloud cover prevented any Geminid show here. The city lights reduce the brilliance even when the sky is clear.
Tonight though, as I was walking home, the sky cleared and Jupiter showed bright in the east. At least three of the moons are clearly visible with decent binoculars, so I went out on the deck to observe for a while.
After the disturbing events of the day it was calming to contemplate our tiny place in the universe, and to draw solace in knowing there are do many ways to get pleasure from our amazingly rich platform.