The Eclipse on the Wing of a Butterfly

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

By | August 20th, 2017|Butterflies, Earth and Sky, Insects|7 Comments

Happy Vernal Equinox

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

By | March 20th, 2017|Dragonflies, Earth and Sky, Tiger Beetles|0 Comments

Happy Earth Day 2016

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

By | April 22nd, 2016|Botany, Earth and Sky|4 Comments

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).

By | November 22nd, 2015|Earth and Sky|6 Comments

Vermont Rainbows

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

By | August 13th, 2015|Earth and Sky|3 Comments

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.

By | March 2nd, 2015|Earth and Sky|3 Comments

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.

By | January 7th, 2015|Earth and Sky|4 Comments

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.

By | January 6th, 2015|Earth and Sky|15 Comments

Desert Snow

To my winter-deprived friends in the north, many of whom are now suffering rain or freezing rain, come to the desert. I offer you 10 images of birds and trees and farm buildings after a desert snowfall.

By | January 4th, 2015|Birds, Earth and Sky|16 Comments

Sunrise Now

Sunrise minutes ago from my office in downtown Montpelier, Vermont. That's the Trinity United Methodist Church in the foreground and the First Baptist Church of Montpelier in the background. I was standing near the Unitarian Church.

By | October 15th, 2014|Earth and Sky|4 Comments
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