Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Few Favorite images

A few previously unpublished images from the archives – or – what to publish when you are¬†a.) too busy, or b.) at wit’s end (end of wits?) to create anything else! Thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M ūüôā … Continue reading

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Pine Barrens, Lost Railroad and Civil War

A few weeks ago, ¬†I explored a small but typical part of¬†an abandoned single track railroad constructed in the early 1860’s. It transverses¬†the New Jersey Pine Barrens, an immense area of¬†1.1 million acres of sandy soil¬†characterised¬†¬†by¬†oak and pine trees, cranberry … Continue reading

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America’s Cup and Crowded Skies – New York

We had the pleasure to see some of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York Harbor last week-end. With crowds lining both sides of (and on) the Hudson, the unique and expensive racing sailboats were¬†impressive.¬† … Overcast … Continue reading

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Mercury Transiting the Sun, today 5/9/16

About 8:58 AM EDT this morning, Mercury (The round black dot) is seen beginning its transit in front of the sun. (Sunspots are visible above.) Image at about 600 mm f 6.3, 1/400 sec, hand held.¬† As usual, click on … Continue reading

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