A new morning over Southern Maryland. Comet NEOWISE is dimming quickly, day by day. It has now moved to a position that it is both an evening and morning sight, but getting harder to see without binoculars or long exposure.
Comet NEOWISE, 4am, 8 sec exp. Didn't expect the powerlines to be an issue - this was LOW in the sky. Consider it a first draft and I'll try from a different spot tomorrow. Narrow window between rising about 3:30 (in haze), and washing out by 5am in sunlight.
Even though it's hot out there, a fire still feels good. Primal. Calming. Hypnotic.
Getting a nest-hole ready for the next generation. Red-bellied woodpecker.
Bears Den Rocks, looking west off the Appalachian Trail in northern Virginia. North end of the "Roller Coaster". Get Out There Troy http://www.flying-squirrel.org
A familiar site to AT hikers - we've taken over with a crowd of teenagers! Appalachian castle at Bears Den. Get Out There Troy http://www.flying-squirrel.org
Waking up in a lakeside cabin after a hard, long day of skiing in southeastern PA. Better than any hotel room! Get Out There Troy http://www.flying-squirrel.org
After dense fog and rain for most of the trip, our final morning at Gettysburg dawned clear, cold, and beautiful. Get Out There http://www.flying-squirrel.org
Not a wilderness shot - but the site of my most recent campsite. On the grounds of a US Civil War, Confederate field hospital in Gettysburg, PA. (We camped to the right of the barn, just out of frame). Confederate doctors treated officers in the house, enlisted in the barn, completing about 1,500 amputations and…Read more Gettysburg Camp
Another adventure comes to an end. A week aboard a 41-foot ketch in the Florida Keys. Tough to go back to real life, but always looking forward to getting home.
Keeping up the sailing theme - the "Dove" was the smaller of two ships carrying those who founded the colony of Maryland in 1634. It took an act of courage to venture across the Atlantic.
A lot of fun to be had on this little boat this summer!
At my latitude, yesterday we saw 10:30 hours of daylight - and that's increasing as we leave Dark Winter behind and enter the Groundhog Days. Hopefully we'll start seeing enough daylight that we're not stuck at work for all of it!
Snack break - we're in round two of a two-step snowfall here in the Mid-Atlantic. First was 5 inches of snow worn down by some sleet and freezing rain, and now it's a serious snowfall bringing maybe as much as another 5 inches. We had several birds stock up during the lull. These dark-eyed juncos…Read more Junco Snack Break