Fog Rolling Over Lake Champlain

“The recent cold weather was accompanied by interesting fog over the open water of our lakes. Fog is essentially a ground-hugging cloud, composed of tiny liquid water droplets. This particular fog, called a steam fog, forms when cold air drifts across relatively warm water. The lake water evaporates into the air above the lake surface.Continue reading “Fog Rolling Over Lake Champlain”

Peonies Passing on By!

“…Often, peonies were planted at the head of graves in cemeteries, assuring there would always be flowers in memory should there be no one left to decorate them. Once planted, peonies were good for a hundred years or more… …Nothing could be easier to grow than a peony. They thrive on neglect once established. TheContinue reading “Peonies Passing on By!”

Murder of Crows A-Gathering

Years ago and long before I had my YouTube channel, I lived in an apartment building on the top floor. Every so often, a murder of crows would gather in all the trees, telephone wires and buildings. They would caw and caw and caw. Afterwards, they would suddenly fly as a flock. It could beContinue reading “Murder of Crows A-Gathering”

Butterfly Flitting

A few years ago, I visited the Tucson Botanical Gardens. (This was long before I had my YouTube channel.) The temperature was 97F, which is 36C! Regardless, I really wanted to visit the butterfly enclosure. Note: it was just as hot in there, PLUS, it was HUMID! It was still worth it! Please enjoy watchingContinue reading “Butterfly Flitting”

Tree Branch Chipping

https://youtube.com/shorts/uHTfQ0K1SIE?feature=share HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Well, I couldn’t help myself! I just LOVE watching tree branches get put through a chipper! I find it fascinating, to be honest. Thought you would, too.

Rope Play and Limb Removal…Branching Out?

“Spur Climbing: Spur climbing is one of several methods for climbing trees and utility poles. This technique is named for the spurs used by the climber to gain purchase on the trunk. Spur climbing is perhaps the oldest and most well-known technique for climbing trees, and has been the traditional method employed by tree serviceContinue reading “Rope Play and Limb Removal…Branching Out?”

Tree Felling #1 (Cutting Down a Tree!)

“TREE CUTTING TECHNOLOGY Adapted from Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History (1983) and other sources. Tree cutting (logging) technology has undergone extensive changes in the last 200 years. When colonists arrived on the eastern seaboard, the ax was the only method to fell trees to clear farmland, build houses, and provide firewood for theContinue reading “Tree Felling #1 (Cutting Down a Tree!)”

Fall Foliage Has Begun in Vermont

Ahh, the fall foliage has begun. Since tourism is Vermont’s number one industry, the changing of the leaves is darned good for the state coffers! As I filmed structures on the National Register of Historic Places, I also captured much shorter videos of Nature doing her thing. In fact, the location of this video willContinue reading “Fall Foliage Has Begun in Vermont”

2 Mourning Doves on My Patio!

https://youtube.com/shorts/T-68dfI9TJc?feature=share As I sat on my patio, a mourning dove flew in near me. I was surprised because they usually fly onto the sidewalk in front and then start eating from the gravel, where I sometimes sweep the nyger birdseed. They’ll eventually wander onto the patio to eat the freshest stuff! Before I even realizedContinue reading “2 Mourning Doves on My Patio!”

Sounds of a Colorado Creek

I visited friends who lived in Nathrop, Colorado, back in August 2013. This was, of course, MANY years before my YouTube channel. Ferg had driven us up to St. Elmo, a ghost town. That drive was harrowing! Imagine a spiral mountain dirt road, and yes, that road was a 2-way roadway! No guardrails, even thoughContinue reading “Sounds of a Colorado Creek”

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