I am beat up. My arms, shoulders, and back are particularly sore, from hoisting sails, climbing up a slanted deck, and shoving a spinnaker pole around against a powerful 'chute. My legs ache from balancing on a half-inch toe-rail, changing headsails while the boat plows through waves that occasionally lift me off the deck. And…Read more Screwpile ’17!
Beginning with my own homework assignment, I did finally capture southern Scorpius. As you can see, it's REALLY low from my vantage point (any picture of stars that also features trees is a pretty good indicator of that). Not only was I able to catch the two "Cat's Eyes" at the end of Scorpius's tail,…Read more Sagittarius and Juno (Astronomy: Week of 7/16/17)
Last weekend, as we were finishing our quest for blackberries, leaving the farm shop with buckets in hand, we met a middle-aged couple walking in from the parking lot. The woman asked, "Were they easy to pick?" We had to say yes to that - we'd picked far more than we intended, actually. The berries were big and ripe,…Read more Berries, Snakes and Schools
If you've seen some of my recent photos, you know I enjoy supporting Scout summer camp. It's a great learning experience for the boys, a great opportunity to bond, become a team, and learn skills like shooting, boating, first aid and lifesaving, pioneering, orienteering, etc, etc. During the week we were there, we were fortunate…Read more Bear! (Stories from Summer Camp)
Well, I was SORT of successful last week in photographing Scorpius. But between the summer weather (hazy, hot, humid, and thunderstorms just about every afternoon), it hasn't been a great week for stargazing. I got a brief window between clouds one night and shot some pictures of Scoripus's "head", they're posted here. M4 is pretty…Read more Movement (Astronomy: Week of 7/9/17)
One of the great things about a cobbler - it's supposed to be unstructured. It's not only ideally suited to cooking in a less-than-meticulous manner, it can also be approached pretty much however you want to do it. I've cooked it twice, two completely different ways, just this week! Batter-first with fruit poured in (like…Read more Blackberry Cobbler
Looking back at the featured photos of June, 2017!