Writing about the lunar eclipse left me wanting to know a bit more about that wondrous night sky globe, which actually, according to NASA, is more of an egg shape. It didn’t take long to discover several interesting facts. The Moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth’s rotation of 1000 miles … More Fun Facts About the Moon
A supermoon is an event that takes place when a new or full moon, traveling on its elliptical orbit, approaches Earth at the closest point possible, thus making it appear a whopping 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal. Many came out at sunset, or “moonrise”, to observe this phenomenon, but Kurt, thinking a bit out … More Supermoon Set
Sometimes the best dates are spontaneous, unplanned, with little expectations other than sharing an experience with good company. Such a date occurred a few months ago, thanks to the supermoon! On the days prior to November 14th, which, according to the folks at NASA, was to be noted as a date when the moon approach was at … More Supermoon Date
Sometimes extensive travel is not necessary To be captivated Perhaps a short walk to a neighbor’s backyard Will do the trick. A solemn swing is waiting For a soul Or maybe two To rest awhile And witness the magnificent.
At this point in our lives, in the Jones house, the dogs outnumber the humans three to two. These canines are like family, so when Dave gave me this pleading look… …I just had to agree to take time to celebrate one of the most important things in his life: the dog biscuit! Not only … More Happy National Dog Biscuit Day!
Even Though What’s Out There Is Uncertain Take A Deep Breath And Dare To Take The First Step
A champion towers over a small, unassuming park on North Front Street in Dardanelle, Arkansas. With a circumference of 255 inches, this white oak has been designated the champion, the biggest of its kind in Arkansas. At an estimated 400-500 years of age, it has stood the test of time, and is thought to have … More Council Oaks Park
A tired old friend Waits patiently For a willing body To accompany him In the wonderful pastime Of savoring the bounty Of the garden…
The Illinois Bayou, located north of Hector on Highway 27, is a popular stream for floating and fishing. It’s also a great place to find waterfalls. On a chilly day in January, we struck out for Penhook Hollow, located north of Hector on Highway 27. Kurt had read about a series of waterfalls found there, … More Flash Back Friday – Winter Hike at Penhook Hollow
On a bright day in January They embarked on an endeavor Today would mark the beginning Of a new forever There was a buzz in the air As preparations were completed Put up the dog, decorate the cake Greet the guests; help them get seated! But in spite of the frenzy There was happiness in the air Laughter … More The Wedding