Archive for the ‘Sky’ Category

My head in the clouds

It’s funny how sometimes when you just don’t have what you’re looking for, if you’re just patient, it will come to you. So this article today, entitled “Take time to look at the clouds“ by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger was definitely worth the wait. In fact, attached to the article was another article entitled “NASA wants people to look at the clouds“ again by Melissa Breyer. Add to the fact that I work in a rather tall building and that I get some amazing views of the clouds, of course I’m going to participate.

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Green Librarian

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Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

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A hard rain and an orange sky

So last night here in St. Louis, after a really hard rain, we got the most amazing orange sky. Now I would like to say I can tell you why this happened but as of yet, I have no idea. So as any good librarian will tell yoiu, I need to do some research. At this point, all I can say is stay tuned!

OrangeSky

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Looking up at the moon

I must say that over the last few nights, I’ve found myself not only outside for a bit but, also looking up at the moon while I wait patiently for another full moon. Anyway, when ever I get the chance, I enjoy reading and posting articles on the night sky.

So tonight’s article is one entitled “Losing the Night Sky” by Caroline Crampton over at a website entitled How We Get to Next. I would also be remiss if I don’t mention the book entitled The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

It’s the book that got me started on this journey of the night sky. That and our annual family vacations to our cabin in northern Minnesota, where we are always guaranteed to see a sky full of stars at least a few nights.

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Green Librarian

Archaeology of the stars

I must say when I look out at the stars, I don’t really think about what elements make up those stars.  Reading this article however, opened my eyes to the stars and how they are not all the same.

The article is entitled as my post suggests, “The Archaeology of the Stars” by Curtis Brainard over at the New York Times. So the next time I look up at the stars, I’ll remember each one is unique in it’s makeup, really just like human’s.

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Green Librarian

Dark in the night

Reading this article today entitled “The First Dark Sky Reserve in the U.S. is a Stargazer’s Paradise” by Michael E’stries over at the Mother Nature Network just got me more excited about dark skies, that and the Wolf Moon that happened the other night.

You see I just got my first good camera, a Nikon D3400 and so now I’m really looking forward to taking pictures at night of the moon and the stars, not to mention the rest of mother nature. I don’t know how well I’ll do but wish me luck!

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Green Librarian

Fire clouds

So I recently wrote a post entitled Fire & science about the fires in California and mentioned a book I previously read entitled Fire Season by Philip Connors. Well, to follow that up, I recently came across this article entitled “Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames” by Concepcion De Leon in the New York Times that also suggested that book, along with two others. I think I need to add them to my must read list.

Now normally I only post one article but I also came across this article the other day on those California wildfires entitled “California’s wildfires are Spawning ‘Fire’ Clouds by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network.

I may or may not have mentioned it before, but clouds are also one of my favorite topics. Which reminds me I need to look up that book I read on clouds several years ago, that first got me interested in them. I also just checked and found out that it’s not on my Green Reading List, so I need to add it. A librarian’s job is never done.

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Green Librarian