Archive for November, 2006

good planets are hard to find

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

The latest edition of Good Planets Are Hard To Find is up at Tortoise Trail. Don’t miss it!

catch a falling star

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Last night, I just happened to be looking out a north-facing bedroom window when a bright “green thing” fell out of the sky at around 23:15 hrs. EST. I assume it was a meteor… or would that be meteorite? In any case, I made the little graphic to provide an approximate idea of what it […]

in the redwoods – part two

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

The Corkscrew Tree Prairie Creek Yesterday was the first of what will probably end up being three or four posts on the redwood groves that we visited while in California in September and October. Leaving aside the diameter and the height, the thing that blows me away about these trees is their mass. I can’t […]

in the redwoods – part one

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

This is a continuation of the posts I’ve been writing about my recent trip out west. I’ve been meaning to post a few photos taken while in the Redwood forests of northern California, so I’ll do so over the next couple of days. I had the pleasure of spending several days camping and hiking in […]

a shot in the dark

Monday, November 20th, 2006

A couple of recent photography-related posts have reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write up something about working in low-light conditions. Wayne at Niches has just written two super posts on photographing the night sky — see here and here. Check out the second of these posts to see some interesting photos taken the […]

late november at hemlock ridge

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Yesterday, Don, Sabrina and I hiked the Hemlock Ridge and Beech Woods Trails at Charleston Lake Provincial Park (in eastern Ontario). We’ve hiked these trails many times over the years and there’s always something of interest whatever the season. Before we had even left the parking area, we encountered the above Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) […]

ebony jewelwing

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

While looking through some of my odonate photos, I came across some shots that I meant to post back in the summer. Reckon it’s better late than never, so I’ll post them today. The image on the left (click on photos for larger view), is the face of a female Ebony Jewelwing damselfly (Calopteryx maculata). […]