Last night, I had a front row seat for a spectacular display, where three separate lunar events converged— the first of its kind since 1982, and the last we’ll see until 2033. The total eclipse coincided with the full moon nearest the fall equinox, known as the Harvest Moon. And the moon was at its closest approach to Earth for the year, making it also a supermoon or perigee moon. The ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse gets its name from the reddish hue the moon takes as Earth’s shadow passes over it. The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is full at the closest part of its orbit around Earth so that it appears to be much larger in the sky.
Truly a sight to behold…
Since Cait and I have watched many a star-gazing event together, we weren’t gonna miss sharing this. We zeroed out the hundreds of miles between us and watched together by phone.
Lots of animal families live on our little corner of the wild kingdom. This family of wild turkeys is the most recent to take up residence. I find them particularly interesting in light of my recent viewing of PBS’ My Life as a Turkey.
When they’re all together, there’s quite a traffic jam as they try to make it from one end of the property to the other. That is until our traffic cops tell them to move it along!
Seems there are a LOT of Aussie mixes out there that people have questions about. After helping a friend evaluate an Australian Shepherd Rottweiler mix, I’ve been getting a ton of mail asking what I thought of an Australian Shepherd Lab mix.
This one is a lot easier to answer! If you have the time and space to exercise a high energy dog–this may just be the perfect combo. There are just a couple of things to be mindful of. Continue reading
Having spent years both writing books and building websites, I’m always thinking about what goes into making a killer website, and how to tell a gripping story. When I came across this site, I wondered if this is story telling 2.0.
As someone who has a strong foothold in both the no tech and high tech worlds, the high tech part of me thinks this is uber cool. The no tech part of me just wants to read a book with nothing more than a bunch of words on the page, and let my imagination do the rest.