2022, 11 November

Chasing Whoo?

Chasing Whoo?

Long-eared Owl. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Ice-crusted snow crunched, warning the woods of the coming intruders. Blue Jays screamed somewhere. “Are they telling the other animals we are coming?”...

Pegasus

Pegasus

M15. Photo © Hubble and NASA. Pegasus is one of the most familiar autumn constellations. The most prominent part of the constellation is a large square of stars (~15° across) known as the Great...

Tree Fruits, Part 2

Tree Fruits, Part 2

Apples. Photo © Gyuszko/Dreamstime.com. Once we have the site picked out for our home orchard, we need to prepare for planting trees. Ideally, we should begin preparing at least the fall before we...

457 Falling Stars

457 Falling Stars

Geminid meteor shower. Photo © Dreamstime.com. The December night was clear and bitterly cold. The freezing winter air burned my lungs as I stepped outside shortly after 10:00 p.m. Expectantly, I...

Favorite Focus, November 2022

Favorite Focus, November 2022

Male Spruce Grouse. Photo © Lois Tschetter. I got my second lightning shot while we were visiting in Haiti. I was really hoping I could at least get one lightning photo before we left. Finally, the...