2023, 04 April

Panoramas

Panoramas

Palouse Falls in Washington. Photo © John Friesen. There are a variety of aspect ratios used to display photographs and paintings. Some aspect ratios are fairly standard, like 1:1, 5:4, or 4:3. To...

A Garden of Herbs, Part 2

A Garden of Herbs, Part 2

Last month we started with an herb used traditionally for tea. This month I’d like to do the same. Next to mint, chamomile is perhaps the most common tea herb grown in North America. Chamomile is a...

Salamander Incubator

Salamander Incubator

Spotted Salamander eggs. Photo © Dana Atkinson. “Sooooo squishy!” George exclaimed as he cupped a grapefruit-sized salamander egg mass in both his hands.His chuckles caused the jello-like cluster of...

Our Experience With Bee-z-z-z

Our Experience With Bee-z-z-z

“Woof, woof, woof!” The gruff barking of our Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd announced the arrival of an unfamiliar vehicle.“Who came?” I asked my younger brother. A quick look out the window had...

Sparks of Beetle Light

Sparks of Beetle Light

Along the roadside in a mass of morning glory plants, specks of gold flitted among the leaves. They moved fast and were hard to focus on, but with the sunshine on them, they were like sparks of...

Mr. Spicebush

Mr. Spicebush

A close up of a 5th instar spicebush swallowtail caterpillar. Photo © iStock.com. The orange caterpillar inched along the stick. Every so often he paused to wave his head, looking around carefully...