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Whatever the Weather

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 4:18 pm in Weather | Comments Off on Whatever the Weather

Whether you travel occasionally or live in a recreational vehicle full time, the weather is your constant companion, dictating many of your activities. I suppose you could say that non-travelers have a slight advantage, since the weatherman is probably talking about their specific location, and if he is wrong, most of their activities take place […]

Sundogs and Moonbows

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 @ 12:34 pm in Sky | Comments Off on Sundogs and Moonbows

We spend a lot of time watching the sky. It helps us forecast weather conditions as we travel, exercises our imagination with fanciful cloud formations, and provides habitat for the soaring birds we like to observe. But add some distant raindrops, or cirrus clouds full of tiny ice crystals, and you have the setting for […]

Nature’s Neighborhoods

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015 @ 3:58 pm in Critters, Environment, Plants, Trees | Comments Off on Nature’s Neighborhoods

Where do you look for wildlife? It depends on what you want to see. No one expects to find an alligator in a desert arroyo or a manatee in a mountain lake. But it’s surprising how many don’t notice that even small changes in surroundings can mean major changes in the creatures that live there. […]

Lunar Eclipse Alert

Posted: Saturday, August 25th, 2007 @ 11:05 am in Sky | Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse Alert

Next Tuesday morning (August 28th) we’ll get to see the second total lunar eclipse of this year. Early in the morning the moon will begin its passage into the shadow of the earth. Once a month (actually every 29 ½ days) the sun, earth, and moon line up to bathe our planet in the maximum […]

Perseid Perfection

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm in Sky | Comments Off on Perseid Perfection

What more could you ask? Warm summer weather — a new moon (the darkest night) — and one of the most consistent meteor showers of the year. If you’re willing to give up a little sleep, this weekend should be a wonderful show. On the night of August 12th and the morning of August 13th […]

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