Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Upon Us!

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the largest annual meteor shower on the planet, is once again upon us! It can produce 50 - 80 bright "falling stars" per hour, a spectacular show that is visible from all but the southernmost region of the globe. Unfortunately, the full moon makes it a bit less spectacular this year, but worth staying up nonetheless. As in previous years, I urge you to visit Spacedex for tips, tricks, and how to find out about optimum viewing conditions in your area.

Image courtesy of Spacedex.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - The Last Day

My picture blog continues with the last day.

Farewell to Asakusa (the Kaminarimon in the background)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quote of the Month


"You are intelligent not because you think
you know everything without questioning,
but rather because you question everything
you think you know."

- Anonymus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 26

My picture blog continues with day twenty-six.

The Sacred Bridge, Nikko

Monday, July 28, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 25

My picture blog continues with day twenty-five.

Kaminarimon, the Thunder Gate in Asakusa, Tokyo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 24

My picture blog continues with day twenty-four.

Lake Ashi

Monday, July 21, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 23

My picture blog continues with day twenty-three.

Back in Tokyo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 22

My picture blog continues with day twenty-two.

Tsumago, another historic post town on the Nakasendō

Monday, July 14, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 21

My picture blog continues with day twenty-one.

The JR Shinano train on the way to Nakatsugawa

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - Day 18 - 20

My picture blog continues with days eighteen and twenty.

Welcome to Gangnam