April Night Sky

The weather and skies cleared up and I decided to try out “Long Exposure Noise Reduction” and some astrophotography.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I am limited on where I can go.  I went the small fishing village of Oriental on the Neuse River.  It is approximately 8 miles from the mouth of Neuse River in the Pamlico Sound.  I also want  to practice some astrophotography … Continue reading April Night Sky

Easter Weekend

It doesn’t feel like Easter weekend with the “Stay at Home” in effect.  I am used to celebrating the Sacred Triduum and the Mystery of Faith. Personally, watching Mass online or on the television isn’t the same.  On Friday (Good Friday), the weather forecast was calling for winds out of the northwest, which brings cool crisp air to the south, a perfect time to practice … Continue reading Easter Weekend

Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

The Full Moon in November is called the Beaver Moon, because of the Old Farmer’s Almanac state that is when the eponymous animals become active to prepare for winter. What is eponymous?  Eponym refers to a name being the source of terms for other things; such as, nations, tribes, places, animals, social nomenclature. For the sunrise pictures, I used my Nikon D7100 with the Nikon … Continue reading Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

Another gorgeous day for sailing!

It was another gorgeous day for sailing.  It rained most of the week in North Carolina along the coast.  They were calling for no rain for the entire weekend, and there is Full Moon on Monday.  Hopefully I will get chance to capture it over the weekend.  I went out sailing on National Flag Day, June 14.  Friday evening would have been perfect for a … Continue reading Another gorgeous day for sailing!

Sailing 23rd and 24th August

Finally good weather rolled in.  I can’t believe 4 days without rain and cool temperatures, the evening low in the upper 60’s.  The only snag, northeast winds, which bring cooler temperature (plus), low humidity (plus), high water in Whittaker Creek (plus), and the stumbling block rough surf in the Pamlico Sound.  I e-mail my friend Dave and Gale and asked them if they were up … Continue reading Sailing 23rd and 24th August