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A cold February moon
Left the comfort of my warm house hoping to take some photos of the almost full Snow Moon. Was watching the radar and thought the clouds would break. Unfortunately they didn’t and only got to take some photos in the few breaks that did appear in the clouds. It was windy and 9 degrees so…Read More
Moon rise, sunset.
It was nice to see those clear blues skies after yesterday’s storm. It was cold but that sunshine sure got me thinking about Spring. Decided to take advantage of the clear skies and watch the sunset. Wasn’t easy walking in the woods in the ice crusted deep snow but the sunset made it worthwhile. Here…Read More
Up Close With my Backyard Critters
Winter is not my favorite season anymore. I still do get out for my hikes in the cold and snow but I miss the trees, plants, flowers and wildlife of Summer. Just not a lot to photograph. But I still get some visitors to my back yard, deer, turkey , rabbits, squirrels and a variety…Read More
The stars in Belize are amazingRead More
Venus and Mars and a crescent Moon, from 35,000 feet.
Check out the crescent moon, Venus and Mars low in the west. They are spectacular viewed from 35,000 feet. Loving this airplane internet.Read More
Lamanai Belize, learned and saw a lot of cool nature stuff at the Mayan ruins. 2/15/2015
Sorry no blog posts these past few days but been working on my photographs page. Still not finished but you can not comment on or share the photos with this post. I have been sharing my experiences from my recent visit to Belize. In my prior posts I shared our boat ride up the beautiful…Read More
Pennsylvania Amish in Belize? No just their cousins, the Mennonites of Belize. February 15 2015
After our visit to Lamani we returned by boat down the New River. Although are return was much faster , we still got to take in the sights of the river including the Mennonite children who were happy to see us. The Mennonite community in Belize fled from Mexico and not contributes a great deal…Read More
“To bravely go where no man has gone before……” Godspeed Leonard.
Reflecting tonight how I much I am affected by the death of someone who I never knew in real life, but who had such a great influence on me. I was always a sci fi fan and I loved Star Trek. I could still describe all 79 episodes.(The City on the Edge of Forever is…Read More
"To bravely go where no man has gone before……" Godspeed Leonard.
Crooked Tree, Belize, Up Close.
On my recent trip to Belize there was just so much to see. I’ve already shared some photos from my visits to Belize City, the Mayan ruins at Lamanai and Altun Ha, Crooked Tree and the Belize Zoo. I also shared photos of the beautiful animals and birds i encountered on my walks and boat…Read More
The Lehigh River Gorge, sure looked more like January than March, pretty, but still a frozen world.
I am not a cross country skier or snow shoer so not many options where I can walk in this heavy snow pack. Thanks to the local snowmobilers, there is always a somewhat clear trail in the Lehigh River Gorge. Took advantage of this and headed down there on…Read More
The Big Dance In My Backyard, And It's Doesn't Include Basketball Players.
The Big Dance In My Backyard, And It’s Doesn’t Include Basketball Players.
As those of you following my blog may know, the turkey hens started showing up in my yard this past week after a few months absence. The male gobblers were feeding here all Winter after they scared the hens off. Well this morning the hens and gobblers ran into each other and the gobblers weren’t…Read More
Play Ball. Philadelphia Phillies Home Opener.
Another sure sign of Spring is the beginning of baseball season. I have been a Philadelphia Phillies since I was six years old. I still remember watching Jim Bunning’s perfect game with my dad on Father’s Day. I didn’t get really interested in the Phillies for a few more years but once I did I…Read More
Walking The Rails Again.
I had a lot of chores and errands to do today so I decided to walk close to home, along the railroad tracks that run near my house. It was a bit windy and cold this morning but that strong April sun warmed it up quickly. The blue skies and puffy cumulus clouds made for…Read More
Have you ever seen a sunset you didn’t like? I haven’t. And I have been watching them from the rocks behind my house since I was in third grade. Well from late March until early September anyway, that is when the sun sets on the northern side of the ridge I live on. We used…Read More
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Sorry didn’t get time for a blog entry yesterday but just enjoying this beautiful May days. And the nights are just as beautiful. The planets Venus and Jupiter are shining in the western sky, although dimmed by the waxing moon. If you are still up, get out and take a peek. The moon is even…Read More
Memorial Day In Small Town America.
I’m a couple of days late, we celebrated Memorial Day here in the United States on the last Monday in May. As a child this was always one of my favorite weekends, signaling the end of the school year, the beginning of the summer, cookouts, parades and my birthday, which I celebrate on June 1.…Read More
Sorry Folks, All I Got Is More Bees, Wasps And Bugs, And A Couple Of Butterflies.
It was a beautiful early Summer day here in Northeastern Pa. yesterday. Cooler, less humid Canadian air filtered in on a northerly breeze. There was plenty of sunshine but those puffy cumulus clouds of Summer floated in the deep blues skies. I was able to get out for a hike but decided to take my…Read More
Australia Day Twelve: A Wonderful Morning In King's Park And A Late Night Plane Flight
Australia Day Twelve: A Wonderful Morning In King’s Park And A Late Night Plane Flight
I awoke just up before dawn on my last day in Perth and took a taxi to King’s Park to await the rising sun. I was lucky, it was a clear and cool morning for Perth. A strong southerly wind had broken the heat wave they were having. I took in the Perth skyline, as…Read More
Memories On An Easter Morning Walk.
Good morning folks. This post will be of more interest to my friends and followers near my home, in the Green Ridge section of Hazle Township and West Hazleton, but you’re all welcome to read along. In years past I would visit my dad early on Easter morning and would spend time sharing a cup…Read More
Australia Day: Twenty Phillip Island – The Penguin Parade
After leaving the Art Gallery, I found the bus waiting for the approximately 2 hour ride to Phillip Island, home of a large colony of little penguins, also called blue or fairy penguins. Having been fortunate enough to visit Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, I have already seen, and photographed emperor, king, chinstrap, adelie, macaroni,…Read More
A Hike Out To The Penrose Reservoir. Shortened By Storm Clouds.
We had record breaking heat here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this weekend. I love the warm temperatures and humidity and decided to hike the railroad tracks outside the town of Weatherly up to the Penrose Reservoir. I have been up here many times and you can search some of my earlier blog posts to learn some…Read More
Africa Day Four: Rwanda : A Scenic, And Informative, Drive To Volcano National park.
After our emotional and thought provoking visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. we drove a short distance to the famous Hotel des Mille Collines, also know as Hotel Rwanda. This is the hotel on which the famous movie was based. I didn’t see the movie but learned about the role it played in the…Read More
Africa Day Ten. Farewell To Zimbabwe, A Quick Tour Of Livingston, Zambia, And Off To Capetown, South Africa
I awoke early on my last day at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, hoping to catch another African sunrise and to explore the grounds of the lodge. I ran into a couple who were also looking for the sunrise and we asked a groundskeeper we met who showed us a clear view of the rising…Read More
Africa Day Eleven: A Morning Walk In Capetown And A Ride Along The Coast To The Cape Of Good Hope.
I awoke the next day early for the second time in South Africa. This time, however, I had time to head outside and do some sightseeing before we began our tours. . I left the charming Underberg House in the morning twilight. Not having a map, I decided to head in the direction where we had…Read More