Bryan's Posts About Earth and Sky

The Naked Signs of Spring

Reporting from the American South, I bring you vultures, violets and hints of springtime.

Naked in the Lake

The largest freshwater lake on the planet is the stage for our canoe trip on Lake Superior, where ancient rock and crystalline water conspire for some of the most beautiful paddling anywhere. The place is also in my DNA.

Montpelier Goes Wild

Spring Salamander and Summer Azure. Lesser Purple-fringed Orchid and Greater Celandine. Pineapple-Weed and Chocolate Tube Slime Mold. They were all among the more than a thousand living things we discovered here in Montpelier this past weekend.

The Eclipse on the Wing of a Butterfly

The Heavens — and a total solar eclipse — reside on the wing of a butterfly.

Happy Vernal Equinox

On this day with roughly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, I bring you two insects.

Happy Earth Day 2016

Greetings from Planet Earth on its day of recognition and celebration (which in my life is every day).

Grand Canyon Gratitude

Ruth and I had a blast during our “Naked in the Canyon” presentation in Montpelier Friday night. In case you missed it, here’s a short slide show with a fraction of what we shared during our evening together.

Tape Back Vermont

A seasonal (and sacred) repair job on my beloved Toyota Tacoma. Credit for this play on the “Take Back Vermont” mantra where credit is due: my pal Gregory Sanford, archivist, historian and defender of Vermont’s most sacred and threatened traditions (like duct tape repairs).

Vermont Rainbows

Double rainbows broke out across Central Vermont Wednesday evening. Here are a few images from my blog followers and Facebook friends.

Off Into the Earth’s History

I’m off into this – the Grand Canyon after a snowstorm. From here in the snow and ice at 7000 feet above sea level on the South Rim, we’ll descend a mile in elevation, into the Precambrian and into warmth at the Colorado River.

Moonset: Day Two

A day after the full moon, here are three more images of the moon setting yesterday morning here beside the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.

The Full Moonset Through Sycamores

The full moon setting yesterday morning behind cottonwoods and sycamores (still holding their rusty leaves) here along the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.