A perfect day to visit the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden in New Britain, Connecticut.
Monthly Archive for June, 2012
I was at Brainard Airport for a short while this morning when I saw the MetLife blimp being moved around this morning so I figured it was ready to lift off. Several minutes later the blimp positioned itself into the wind and was off like a shot! Here’s what it looked like. Since its conception [...]
Below is one of the pictures that I have shot of the International Space Station as it regularly passes overhead here in Connecticut. Many times as it has come over the horizon and into view, I have always wondered if any of the astronauts were up there taking pictures of us on the ground. They sure [...]
Today was a day where I got a chance to chase a storm not once, but twice. There was a line of thunderstorms going through our state early this morning, and since I was heading out to an assignment right in it’s path I decided to do a little early morning chasing. As severe thunderstorm [...]
For those of you in the newspaper/magazine/publishing business you know what a sidebar is. For those of you who don’t: In publishing, sidebar is a term for information placed adjacent to an article in a printed or Web publication, graphically separate but with contextual connection. So, here’s my “sidebar” to the Venus Tranist a few [...]
After waiting and planning for the past 8 years for the next Venus Transit since 2004, it was still ”touch and go” right up to the last minute to see anything at all. Locations for viewing this rarest of rare astronomical events continued to change almost up to the viewing date, but was finally settled on [...]
I went out last night (just 5 days before the Venus Transit) to try to see the thin crescent of Venus just about 9 degrees away from the sun. A thin cloud layer was visible as the sun was setting, but thicker bands made it a most enjoyable sunset to view. Then my search started [...]