“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”
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”
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.
“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 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!)”
“The Hutchins Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that crosses the South Branch of the Trout River in Montgomery, Vermont on Hutchins Bridge Road. It was built in 1883 by Sheldon & Savannah Jewett, brothers who are credited with building most of the area’s covered bridges. It was listed on the National Register ofContinue reading “Hutchins Covered Bridge: National Register of Historic Places!”
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”
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!”
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”
I absolutely LOVE when I see a “SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING” via The Weather Channel show up on my phone! I’ll often go sit on my patio and watch it roll in. In fact, for this one, multiple neighbors also came outside to enjoy Mother Nature’s show.