• You are looking at the August Sturgeon Full Moon. Rising up above my city. The city lights are all lit up with a trail of car lights passing by.
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    August Sturgeon Full Moon

    The  August Sturgeon Full Moon was a beautiful site this year. It was big, bright and very orange, that most certainly reminded me of fall and pumpkins! The August Moon Phases I thought I’d do something a little different with this months Full Moon. Instead of just sharing the grand moon finale, I thought I’d add in the beginning of the moons phases, to the August Sturgeon Full Moon. That way you can see how it changes in size and direction. I absolutely love photographing the moon, because it’s always showing me something new. The above photo was taken on August 6th, 2019 on a Thursday. It’s in the Waxing…

  • You are looking at the Instant Pot Ace Blender. Being cleaned with the clean program. The blender almost cleans it's self.
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    Instant Pot Ace Blender: Review

    The Instant Pot Ace Blender was released last fall. In this review, I’ll share with you my unbiased opinion. Then you can decide if the Instant Pot Ace Blender is for you. First off the un-boxing, and your accessories. What comes with the Instant Pot Ave Blender Glass Pitcher Base Lid Food Tamper 150mL/5 oz Measuring cup Cleaning Brush Strainer Bag User Manual The Ace has a heavy duty glass pitcher with 8 stainless steel blades. With a concealed Heating Element and Position Indicator for lining up the pitcher to the base. The Lid comes with a clear Lid Cap as well as a silicone seal. There’s also a safety…

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    How to make Herbal Tea From Your Garden

    How to make herbal tea from your garden is easy and refreshing. During the hot humid summer months, I love making my own sun tea. Mixing different herbs for an exotic taste, or just simply one herb at a time. Most Commonly Used Although there’s a lot of herbs, flowers and wild foraging that can be used for teas. But for this tutorial, I’m going to list the most commonly used and most readily available garden herbs and flowers. Thyme Sage Oregano Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass and Lemon Verbena Mint, Peppermint Lavender Chamomile   Rosemary Ginger Fennel Dandelion Basil Catnip Calendula Rose hip Echinacea Bee Balm parsely Borage Cilantro Passionflower…

  • You are looking at a Lightning with orange skies. I've never in my life seen such orange during a severe storm.
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    Lightning With Yellow-Orange Skies

    Lightning with yellow-orange skies, something I’ve never seen before. Here in Wisconsin, we are accustomed to getting a few damaging storms during the summer months. But, this storm was just a little bit different. My storm chasing sidekick and I, were out and about waiting for it to roll in. I was hoping it was going to bring with it, some below the cloud lightning. Here in my area it’s rather rare for the lightning to come down below the clouds. So it is a real treat to get to photograph it when it does. From Green to Yellow-Orange Skies It had been a near 100 degrees with very high…

  • How to Photograph Lightning, you are looking at a lightning flash up in the clouds, with the city of Wausau below.
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    How to Photograph Lightning

    How to Photograph Lightning can be challenging and very unpredictable. So if your a beginner, and don’t capture the perfect lightning shot the first time. Try not to get discouraged, it takes practice and there’s always next time. Even the best photographers miss those bolts running across the sky. Safety First First things first, always keep in mind your safety. Lightning can strike as far away as 6 to 10 miles from the storm. So that means when your storm chasing and wanting to photograph it. Keep at least 6 to 10 or more miles away from the storm. It’s best if you can photograph lightning under a covered area.…