Lightning & Ash

This is probably one of the coolest pics I have seen capturing lightning. Click the picture itself to see the original location and size, and further explanation on why the recent Iceland volcanic eruption caused so much ash.

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Some Summer Hike Pictures

One of our outings when I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago was a short hike at Borderland State Park in Easton, MA – going on one of the few great days weather-wise we’ve had this summer thus far.  A great place to hike with small kids, and it was the first time testing my foot and ankle since spraining it in June – did quite well.  Enjoy the pics…

Christmas Visit

Maybe they heard Santa had made his yearly visit to our house… we had some visitors Christmas morning.

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An Autumn Hike

Some Autumn Pics from an Autumn Hike…

First Hike Of The Season

I wanted to get these posted a couple of weeks ago, but better late than never.  These are from our first warm weather outing to Ames Nowell State Park in Abington, MA.

Out In the Snow (Finally!)

Well we finally had a snowstorm that produced enough snow that we could get out this weekend for our first snowshoe hike. I bought our snowshoes in November, and of course now we’re in late February before we got to use them for the first time. We had one good storm in December, but the next few days were warm, so there was nothing by that weekend.

It was a good outing (despite some technical difficulties with the sled we were pulling our three year old son on). Here are a couple of pictures I took of the local scenery.

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Looking Off The Trail

 

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The Path Is Over There

 

Lunar Eclipse!

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In case you missed last night’s lunar eclipse, it was a good one. Luckily the weather mostly cooperated. I took a few pictures, these being the best two – although they are a little fuzzy due to some thin clouds. This being the last one until the end of 2010, I wanted to make sure I got to catch this one. The color on this one was good, the orange/red very visible once it reached totality. (Why is it that color, instead of totally dark? It’s the sun’s light refracting around the earth’s atmosphere as it makes its way to the moon – basically looking at a distance at all the sunrises/sunsets all at once if you were to stand on the moon.)

If you click the pictures above, you’ll see one that is wider angled has two stars visible. The one to the left is actually the planet Saturn. The other bright one above is Regulus, in the constellation Leo.

Pretty cool stuff… although the natives in this story didn’t think so…