Archive for January, 2020

That bright object in the sky

I know there’s this bright object in the sky that I’ve seen before but, these days all I see are clouds. Now don’t get me wrong I love clouds but tonight’s article has this incredible picture of that “object”, otherwise known as the sun.

Tonight’s article is entitled “These Images Show the Sun’s Surface in Greater Detail Than Ever Before” by Dennis Overbye at the New York Times. I just love the picture!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Photography

With all the turmoil going on in my life recently, what with me soon to lose my day job due to budget cuts and then my body decides this is too stressful and figures I need to catch a cold, I must say photography has definitely been something to help me de-stress.

So hopefully, sooner rather than late, I’m looking to upgrade this website and perhaps sell a few of my photos. Now obviously I’m not looking to make much money here but really that’s not the point.

With a little luck, maybe it become something I can continue to do and even expand on. Meanwhile, my search for a new job continues as does my writing and photography of nature, so stay tuned!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Fireflies

So it’s the dead of winter here in the Midwest. It’s chilly and we’re expecting snow later this week but reading tonight’s article takes me back to a summer day with my kids, long ago. To one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken over the years.

Anyway, the article is entitled “The Great Smoky Mountains’ Incredible Firefly Light Show” by Jen Doll over at the Get Pocket website. If that’s not enough, here’s the picture of my youngest son, when we were catching fireflies.

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Oh those were the days, those hot, summer days! Anyway, can’t wait for those days again, though some how I don’t think I can get the kids back out there.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Oldest

Okay, so I’m the oldest of my siblings but this rock beats me by a few years, okay about seven million year to be exact. The article is entitled “Scientists just found the oldest material on Earth — and it smells funny ” by Ben Bolton over at Mother Nature Network.

The strange thing is, it looks a lot like a rock I have at home sitting on my window mantle. It’s a rock that for it’s size is incredibly heavy. I think I might have it checked out. Seriously!

Seriously-

 

Steve

 

 

So speaking of insects, bees in particular

I’m sure I’ve said this before but almost since I started getting interested in photography, I’ve gotten very interested in taking pictures of insects and bees in particular. Now of course, the fact that I have a nice flower garden in the front yard doesn’t hurt to attract them.

Anyway, this article is a great resource for understanding bees, who they are and what they do in their daily lives. The article is entitled “What Is It Like to Be a Bee? A philosophical and neurobiological look into the apian mind.” by Natasha Frost over at Get Pocket. Very interesting read, if your in to bees, that is.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Australia

Watching and reading about the wildfires of Australia has been heartbreaking to say the least, from the kangaroo’s to koalas to even the smallest of insects and anthropods, according to tonight’s article entitled “Some of Australia’s Smallest Species Could Be Lost to Wildfires” by Helen Sullivan over at the New York Times.

It’s been so sad to watch this story unfold. Fortunately there have also been many amazing stories to come out as well and hopefully one day, we’ll learn from this story.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Photography

So for the last few weeks, I’ve started going out to the parks I use to take my kids to when they were younger and have been taking pictures. Now while I’m far from being a professional, It’s become something I really enjoy.

While my dad’s been gone for going on twenty-five plus years, it’s something that when I was younger, we both enjoyed and so now I find myself coming back to. I’ve found it very peaceful to go out in the woods by myself, getting a little exercise while looking for that elusive perfect picture.

Just the other day, I finally created a tab where I will begin to post some of my favorite shots. While the vast majority will come from parks here in St. Louis, I will also include a few from up north near our family cabin in Minnesota and possibly some from other places I may visit from time to time.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have taking them. I know some of them might be out of focus in the beginning but I finally got around to getting some new glasses the other day, so hopefully that will help take care of that issue.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian