2021, 09 September

Capturing a Flower in a Water Drop Splash

Capturing a Flower in a Water Drop Splash

A water drop splash on a rainy day? Sure. This is a perfect project for a rainy day. Come with me, and we will step inside and have some tabletop fun. 1. Fill a clear 9” x 13” pan to the brim with...

Preparing Your Garden for Rest

Preparing Your Garden for Rest

One of the blessings most North American gardeners enjoy is the cyclical nature of the pastime. While I have written about the joy of season extension and greenhouse production, having a season of...

Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula

Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula

The Summer Triangle, a large triangle of bright stars (Deneb, Vega, and Altair), lies straight overhead on September evenings in the United States. Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula all lie in or...

End of the Trail, September 2021

End of the Trail, September 2021

“Owl betcha it’s an ‘ole John Deere!”We had to chuckle when we first looked at Anthony Sensenig’s photo of an Eastern Screech-Owl sitting on this old Model H. Sparkles of sunset peak...

In Our Skies, September 2021, Viewing Neptune

In Our Skies, September 2021, Viewing Neptune

Just after sunset the night of September 14, the planet Mercury will be visible in the western sky just above the horizon. While it is only 26.8° from the Sun and, therefore, close to the horizon,...

The Unequal Equinox

The Unequal Equinox

I’ve heard it’s possible to balance an egg, or even a broom, on its end on the date of the equinox. There’s a good chance you’ve heard the same thing. It sounds incredible, but it’s true.There’s...

Caption This, September 2021

Caption This, September 2021

Glade Mill, Babcock State Park, West Virginia. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Where are the fly rods when we need them? We invite you to submit your caption for this photograph. The photograph will be used...

Exploring Nature, September 2021

Exploring Nature, September 2021

Beautiful autumn foliage is coming to the New England states.Blue-winged Teal are long-distance migrants; therefore, one of the first to migrate south. By September, large flocks are arriving in...