Saturday, March 20, 2021

SPRING begins at 5:37am EDT

                                                                             ~ googled Spring and found this on an acupuncture site

From the
Farmer's Almanac:

The current seasonal lengths for the Northern Hemisphere are (approximately):

  • Summer — 93.641 days
  • Autumn — 89.834 days
  • Winter — 88.994 days
  • Spring — 92.771 days

[This is because of the Earth's elliptical orbit.]

As you can see, the warm seasons, spring and summer, combined are 7.584 days longer than the colder seasons, fall and winter (good news for warm weather admirers!).

However, spring is currently being reduced by approximately one minute per year and winter by about one-half a minute per year. Summer is gaining the minute lost from spring, and autumn is gaining the half a minute lost from winter.

Winter is the shortest astronomical season, and with its seasonal duration continuing to decrease, it is expected to attain its minimum value — 88.71 days — by about the year 3500.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Old and New

My old Sony H20 (rubber band holds the battery case closed) 10.1MP,
10x optical zoom with digital zoom to 57x,
and my new Sony RX10 IV, 20.1MP, 24 to 600mm
 (25x optical zoom) and a 1" sensor. 
Can't wait for pretty weather!

Thursday, March 18, 2021



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

☘️ Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀


In surprise move by the city,
Chicago river dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.
(Just gotta ask...doesn't that kill the fish?)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Something to Remember...


Monday, March 15, 2021



This barn has been standing for all the
40 years that we have lived in Vermont. 
It's just down the road from us. 
We were sad to see that it has fallen down. 
Must be the recent windstorm finished it off.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Happy Pi Day!