Last year at the same time.
We are lucky to live in an area where we can easily escape light pollution and see the stars. There is nothing better than walking away from a campfire and being totally surrounded by the night sky. It is almost like you could reach up and grab them for your own.
Lisa and the kids have always said I should try taking more photos in the valley bottom. Here is a photo with plenty of artificial light, but not enough to obscure The Milky Way.