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Weather Station on Legs

What if you wanted to know what the weather was going to be like in the near future, but didn’t have a cell phone? Or the internet? Or a television or a radio or newspaper? I’ll show you how to turn  yourself into a working  portable weather station! Your body is equipped  to gather all the data to […]

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Clouds

Clouds are great fun to watch. Sitting under a tree, high on a hill, you gaze up to the sky for a few moments and you daydream. The rest of your life falls away as you watch the clouds slowly, imperceptibly roll across the heavens . Then you sigh again, take a sip of lemonade, and  pick up […]

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Weather Imps

We were driving across the scrubby and barren central valley on the way to Fresno, me and some of my California family. We’d been talking about the weather. My family all knew I liked the weather, and the sky, and the combination of those two things. I talked about it all the time.  Just as I’d  been doing for […]

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That Bloody Moon

The “blood moon”, they call it. Stumbling out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, I remembered why I had set the alarm and ran to the porch, searching for the bloody moon. Patchy clouds were drifting hurriedly across the sky, but there was no sign of the moon. My sleepy brain wondered for just […]

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The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Rising!

Emotions Above The sky has its moods, just as we do, and it displays those moods with a range that is infinite in its variety.  It moves through hot and cold, dry and wet,  wild and calm, bland and dazzling, expansive and close, soothing and scary, and everything in between,  creating a whole new world […]

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Shooting Heaven and Nature

Photographing the sky is probably the laziest type of nature  photography there is. You don’t need to travel to far-off places, book an expensive safari, have adventures or even leave the house. And locating the subject  is pretty easy: the sky is usually right overhead. The catch? Waiting for something to happen that might be photo […]

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Watching the Sky

I’ve loved the sky ever since I was a kid. But that doesn’t mean I ever took very much notice of it. Sure, I’d be surprised and awed by the sudden appearance of a magnificent sunrise or sunset once in a while.  Dramatic storm clouds would grab my attention, but only till the storm passed. […]

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