A random thing here - our Scout Troop is known as the Dragonslayers. Nice theme, because we're hosted by St. George's, St. George killed a dragon... anyway, we're camping at a District event where Halloween is the theme. As part of our campsite entrance, we hope to incorporate skulls of recently vanquished dragons, because... why…Read more Dragonslayer Decor
During my recent trip to Hawai'i, the astro-geek in me was 1) wondering if I'd be able to see any Perseids, and 2) trying to adjust perspective, looking at the same sky from 20 degrees farther south that I was used to. What I didn't count on was the clarity of the skies - I…Read more Hawai’i Nights
This is out of character (some), but I AM a "Flying Squirrel" for a reason. A little intersection of my outdoors, space and aeronautical interests sometimes just lets me sit back and appreciate engineering and, in this case, precision teamwork. Thanks to my lovely wife for the photos!! Taken at the Pax Air Expo, NAS…Read more Blue Angels
No Place I’d Rather Be…
Taken on day six of eleven along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, this was atop Stony Man Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. Though I was tired, run-down, and smelled even worse than I looked - there's no place I'd rather be! This was posted in response to the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge - I'd…Read more No Place I’d Rather Be…
Tonight was nice and clear - so I went out to hunt for the dwarf planet, Ceres. I was inspired to look by Telescope Paul, who spotted it last week. I pretty much used the same star-hopping technique he did, but Ceres is moving, and sits a little higher, a little closer to Gemini than…Read more Starry Night
January Photo Summary
A look back on the posted photos of January, 2018.
December Photo Summary
I took so much time off around the holidays, the photo list is a little light this month, but in case you missed them, here they are! I'm planning on doing something a little different with photos in 2018, we'll see how that works out. Happy New Year, everybody!!
Birds of 2017
This week's photo challenge suggests we look back on images of 2017 - of course it IS coming up on New Year's Eve, and that's what we do, right? As I looked back, I realized just how many birds were "shot" this year... so rather than picking a favorite, I'm sharing a wide selection of…Read more Birds of 2017
The shed flight feather of a common gull. Simple and elegant in its design, part of an intricate machinery that enables flight - even with a few parts missing. Photo Credit - Lynn Abbott This post was published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - "Ascend". See more responses here.
It's been a busy week, and I blame my kids. Every night, I've got something going on that revolves around THEIR social life, up to and including tonight, where I have to go see "The Last Jedi" - and I would totally not be doing that if it weren't for them (OK, complete sarcasm here,…Read more First Snow
November Photo Summary
As is customary, here is a quick recap on the photos I've posted on Instagram this month. Enjoy!
Survived Another Season
On the constantly changing Atlantic shore, nothing is constant. The dunes erode, the land shifts - but nothing is quite so temporary as the structures we build here. This pier, held up by a haphazard forest of pilings, is still fighting an angry sea... for now. Photo Credit - Lynn Abbott This photo is published…Read more Survived Another Season
October Photo Summary
I publish photos almost every day - but they go primarily to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter... and not typically here as "posts". So in case you missed them, here's the recap of all the featured photos from October.
Gnarled and Twisted
Trees that grow high on mountainsides live a rough life. Constantly battered by wind, rain, snow and ice, they are stunted in height, bent, and broken. This log bears silent testimony to endurance, and the adage that sometimes you have to bend if you don't want to break. Photo Credit - Lynn Abbott This post…Read more Gnarled and Twisted
Our most important tool - fire enabled us to shape the land, to improve our food, to power a growing society. For all that, it's also a source of comfort, light and warmth, and it's hypnotic. Many bonds have been strengthened between people sitting around a campfire staring into the embers, much as our ancestors…Read more Primal