NH Photography: Morning Snow on Patio Stones

I woke this  morning (Christmas Eve) to find that a light coating of lake-effect snow was deposited over northeast Ohio last night.  We have a patio made with large bricks sitting on what I assume is a bed of sand.  Rain, snow and frost all produce interesting patterns on these stones because of the properties of […]

NH Photography: Desert Varnish Around Moab UT

Travel to most any desert region and you will observe black, brown or orange streaks or crusts on the surface of many rocks.  These stains on the rock have been called desert or rock varnish.  The origins have been scrutinized for many years and still are not fully understood. I will explore some of what […]

NH Photography: Critters Around Our House This Fall

Nothing particularly profound today. I thought I would just share a smattering of pictures of critters that can be found on most any given early fall day around our home near Akron OH. The last couple of days there have been thousands of ladybugs swarming around the backyard looking for a place to overwinter. I […]

NH Photography: Gnats Swarming Above Grass

Who loves pleasant sunny fall afternoons?  Most everyone and everything and that includes a large population of gnats in my yard that have also enjoyed a wet northeast Ohio summer.   I had a few minutes to do some yard work today but I was distracted when I walked through a cloud of these small […]

NH Photography: Upheaval Dome – Canyonlands National Park

There is a strange circular scar on the earth found amongst the meandering incised canyons of southeastern Utah.  Called upheaval dome because it was originally thought to be the result of the slowing rising of a massive salt dome from below, this highly eroded structure has long been an oddity among the many spectacular sandstone […]

NH Photography: Goosenecks of the San Juan River

Southeastern Utah has an astounding amount of sedimentary rock on full display.  Between our stays in Silverton Colorado and Moab Utah we made a trek through this area.  One day hardly does this area justice but what we were able to see was amazing.  The sedimentary layers are best seen in the gorge of the […]

NH Photography: Petrified Sand Dunes Near Moab UT

Around Moab UT you can run down sand dunes and you can hike on rocks that were sand dunes in the past.   You can take a face-plant on one, as my son did, and not get hurt but you better be very careful not to fall on the other.   I recently spent a […]

Ash tree spring budding

Ash trees of north side of street leaf out about 1 week before those on the south side.  What you can’t see is that there is a parking garage that shades the trees on the south side.  As a result the north side is warmer and therefore brings out the buds on the trees more […]