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Another eclipse

Yesterday’s solar eclipse wasn’t as total as the last eclipse I posted about: http://wp.me/sHPnw-eclipse Unfortunately, I was on the road, didn’t have an opportunity to see the light filtering through the tree branches as before, and the roughly 40% lunar coverage  wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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Size comparison

Speaking of the Museum of Natural History in New York… This museum is home to manly large dinosaur skeletons.  But – it’s also home to a life-size model of an adult Blue Whale. After seeing the blue whale first, the … Continue reading

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Glacial striae in Central Park

With the intense urbanization of Manhattan, one may not expect to find much to look at in regards to natural history or geology. Of course, the fantastic Museum of Natural History displays many natural items brought in from all around … Continue reading

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“please excuse the lateness of my reply”

When I started this blog, I swore to myself that I would never post one of those “blogs about blogging” blogs.  But then I logged on, realized that it had been over a year since I posted anything, noticed the … Continue reading

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Eclipse

What would a good science blog be without mention of last night’s breathtaking solar eclipse? I set up on my patio with a welding mask, a notebook and pencil and glass of iced tea.  The nerd in me says I … Continue reading

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Photos from plateuland

A recent business trip brought me to the Colorado Plateau country north of the Grand Canyon.  The area is well known for its scenic beauty, as evidenced by the numerous world-renowned national parks in the area. It’s also a magnet … Continue reading

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Simple and cheap raised garden bed

I somehow wound up with two extra tomato plants and nowhere to plant them.  Tomato plants take up a lot of space when they get mature, so my preference is to plant them away from the rest of the vegetables. … Continue reading

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Something changed in the western sky!

Take a look at the positions of the planets and the moon in this photo I took last week: Now compare to the photo I posted in my blog a few weeks ago: Notice anything different?  Venus and Jupiter switched … Continue reading

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April showers bring May…

Actually, that title is a double lie right now.  It’s not April, nor have there been any showers.  In fact, this week was the first rain I’ve seen at my house all winter, and it was less than half an … Continue reading

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Garden update 3/13/2012

Wow.  It’s been awhile since I posted photos of my garden.  I’ve been busy with so many projects, and I simply got a little lax on posting weekly photos of plants growing. The good thing is, one project that has … Continue reading

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