2023, 11 November

Snowbank Rescue

Snowbank Rescue

“What are you looking at, Father?” Joanna asked. She had just returned from the sink where she had swallowed a dose of cough syrup. Staying home from school was boring, and Father’s figure, leaning...

Yielding Seed After His Kind

Yielding Seed After His Kind

I like seed catalogs! There are few pastimes more pleasurable in a January snowstorm than to curl up in front of the wood stove with a steaming mug and a stack of seed catalogs. Of course, seed...

Composition Considerations

Composition Considerations

Now that you have a subject in your viewfinder, what makes a pleasing composition?The answers will vary, and usually there is not a right/wrong way. First of all, what is being photographed? If it...

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Favorite Focus, November 2023

Pine Warbler. Photo © Weston Martin, Greencastle, PA. Photo © Peter Shirk, New Columbia, PA. Eastern lubber grasshopper. Photo © Abigail Russell, Austin, TX. Green darner dragonfly. Photo © Colette...

Birds…of a Different Feather

Birds…of a Different Feather

Male Great Frigatebird. Photo © Guenterguni|iStock.com. When we hear the word bird, our mind’s eye might see a songbird, a duck, or maybe a parrot—a familiar creature with wings, beak, head, tail,...

In Our Skies, November 2023: Meteor Showers

In Our Skies, November 2023: Meteor Showers

As Earth orbits the Sun, it passes between the Sun and the outer planets. Each time Earth passes between the Sun and another planet, that planet is said to be at opposition. This is because, from...

Distant Starlight

Distant Starlight

Leo Triplet. Photo © Morris Yoder. As always when we learn more about God’s wonderful creation, we face mysteries that are hard to explain. It reminds us that the larger the sea of knowledge, the...