Category: Astronomy

A Little Bit of Everything

A week ago–Tuesday and Wednesday–our temperatures rose to a summery 80 (F) degrees. EJ and I could no longer resist putting the screens in so we could open the windows and let the fresh breeze blow out the winter’s stale air. I wore a… Continue Reading “A Little Bit of Everything”

The Tracker of Everything

I am a tracker. Yep. Me. I am a tracker in both a conventional sense (sort of) and an unconventional sense. I’m not a professional in any sense of the word. Maybe I should call myself an “observer” or a “spotter” but I like… Continue Reading “The Tracker of Everything”

Puttering

Monday is Memorial Day, which is a day that of remembrance of American soldiers who have died in military service. The town we lived in downstate always had a very touching ceremony outside the VFW and at the cemetery. Here in the north, we… Continue Reading “Puttering”

#Meteor

Yesterday EJ and I were enjoying a quiet, peaceful evening at home. Luke was in EJ’s lap and Hannah was on mine. Suddenly, EJ pointed at the window and shouted, “Whoa! What is THAT?” I quickly looked out the window as Hannah leaped off… Continue Reading “#Meteor”

Eclipse 2017 – Northern Michigan

Today was THE day. The BIG day. The day that the solar eclipse traveled across the USA. We weren’t anywhere near the full path in Northern Michigan, but we were supposed to be able to see about 75% of it. At first very cloudy… Continue Reading “Eclipse 2017 – Northern Michigan”

Labor Day Weekend

EJ came home from work last Thursday and told me that he had taken Friday off as a vacation day. Monday is Labor Day, which means he has a four-day weekend. Yay! As soon as it got dark on Thursday evening, EJ, JJ, and… Continue Reading “Labor Day Weekend”

Night Showers

When I was a child, my family built a fire pit surrounded by an octagon-shaped cement “patio” that had the names of each member of my family on it. It was cool. One night in mid-August some of the neighbors were invited over for… Continue Reading “Night Showers”

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