Taken yesterday with my iPhone. The blue morpho butterflies are currently hatching and mating. There were thousands of them. Quite a marvelous sight. I'm told by repeat visitors that nighttime is actually the best time to capture still shots as they are less active. I was pleased with this photo however.
I went looking for the Ursid meteor shower in the past few days and found these instead. Taken on December 20, 2018 on an overcast evening. I love how the evergreens in the lower righthand corner almost look like they're right out of a painting. Part of the ongoing Garden Glow holiday lights exhibit at [...]
Taken on November 25, 2018 with my iPhone standing across the street of the Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, MO., in between rain showers.
Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to see the underwater archaeological exhibit, Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds. The exhibit, which is self-paced, featured a number of artifacts recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean, off the coast of the Nile Delta, in a city comparable to the mythology of Atlantis. This stele is [...]
Part of me always wanted to be an entomologist, except for the whole collecting bugs bit of it. Every time I think of pushing pins into a butterfly's body, I just shrink back in horror. Maybe that's just urban myth or maybe it's not even done that way anymore. Regardless, that's sort of why I [...]
June may be Brain Awareness Month but your health is too important to put off. This weekend I was reading an article about early testing for Alzheimer's Disease and I learned that the brain is like a grape -- if you leave it out to dry, you'll wind up with a raisin (analogy from the [...]
Our neighbor has what her children call a "wild bird sanctuary" and yesterday morning I happened to look outside the study window and this is what I saw. https://twitter.com/lmillerbooks/status/472913435634573313
Oil painting by Raphael (1505-1506)
La diada de Sant Jordi (23 Apr) is St. George's Day, and April 23rd is also declared by UNESCO as the International Day of the Book, in honor of the traditional birthdays of Miguel de Cervantes (Gregorian calendar) and William Shakespeare. In 2014, Americans are celebrating La diada de Sant Jordi on April 28th, because of [...]