Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

December 13, 2015

METEORS (NO)

... we went up to the top of colby hill, the location of the college's new observatory, to see if we could snap some pictures of the geminid meteor shower ... clear sky for about a half-hour, but i only saw one trail, so faint that it didn't record in the image i was exposing ... still, we had great fun playing around with all the buttons and knobs on our fancy cameras ... with him holding still for twenty-seconds, i snapped a rather illustrative photograph of john ...

... a few minutes earlier, after realizing i wasn't going to get a picture of a meteor, i decided to take a moment to appreciate the 40°f temperature and green grass, what for this time of year in maine constitutes relatively balmy weather ...

... no meteors, thus no meteor pictures—no matter, it's always nice to take a moment to enjoy watching the universe ...