I was reminiscing yesterday, and realized that time spent as a kid, laying out in the street with my dad searching for meteors, was probably what got me interested in astronomy. Seeing Saturn in a telescope definitely set the hook, but the bite came from meteor showers. More than stargazing, the meteor search was, for…Read more The Lyrids
The stripes on these cliffs show different layers of sediment laid down at the bottom of an ancient sea, between 3.5 and 5 million years ago. As the cliffs erode, fossils from that era are released and wash up on the beach.
Spring is trying, REALLY hard, to get here.
Fossil tooth from an extinct tiger shark, find at Westmoreland State Park, on Fossil Beach (of course!).
There are a few positive things to be said about the weather still acting like winter in the Mid-Atlantic - tree pollen hasn't been bad yet, I have so far avoided to mow the lawn, and the skies are still free of humidity and good for star-gazing. Tonight, it actually felt sort-of comfortable to be…Read more Spring Clusters (Astronomy: Week of 4/8/18)
April 7. I know the view of the river, the marsh and the forest beyond is remarkable. I could see it a few hours ago. Geese maneuvered through the remnants of last fall's cattails, and the air was filled with calls from a pair of recently returned ospreys getting reacquainted. Now, I can't see more…Read more Pif… Pif…
I've been doing some creative things lately in camp cooking - but I've been negligent in posting. Most of my energy has been in matching the aggressive schedule of a bunch of YouTubers, and collaborations around "Canteen Cup" cooking. Truth be told, the canteen cup (the aluminum or stainless, kidney-shaped pot, about 2-1/2 cups in…Read more Peep S’Mores Fondue (Easter Canteen Cup)