2023, 08 August

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

When?Saturday, October 14, 2023. Annularity reaches Oregon’s Pacific coast at about 9:13 a.m. PDT, and moves southeast, exiting into the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of Texas at 12:03 p.m....

Hummer Delights

Hummer Delights

Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest. Photo © Kevin Shank. I perched on scaffolding, twenty feet above a quiet country road. Across the road, Roaring Creek slipped and slid, curved and churned its way to...

Blooming Beauty

Blooming Beauty

Sunflowers. Photo © Erin Cogswell/Dreamstime.com. One amazing aspect of God’s creation is the system he designed for the reproduction of plants. For many plants, seed production starts with a...

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo © Kevin Shank. When my wife and I moved into our home in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds soon became regular visitors to our...