Archive for the Environment Category

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Posted in Environment, Photography, Richmond with tags , , on July 14, 2018 by kozmicdogz

The first Eastern Hercules beetle I have ever seen in person. He was dead but is now a part of this growing menagerie.

This type of rhinoceros beetle will live as an adult only 3 to 6 months in the summer.

Large Oak

Posted in Environment with tags , , on July 11, 2018 by kozmicdogz

This may be the largest, or at the least a very grand tree that grows in my neighborhood.

Once some power workers from Houston who were here helping to restore power after one of our hurricanes marveled at this tree and said it was the biggest tree they had ever seen.

We are fortunate to have so many large tree friends here that watch over us.

We should be more aware and do all we can to help them.


Posted in Environment, Richmond, Science on September 2, 2016 by kozmicdogz


Have been waiting for September to arrive as it has been a long hot summer. Not the hottest, but a most uncomfortable summer this year.

Now September is here, the month of hurricanes. Isabel and Irene come to mind and the Tropical Storm Gaston. And there were others that have wrecked havoc on our city and our lives.

Now we have Hermine pictured above with the projected path as of Friday morning. Just a glance for us, but it could change. I hope it doesn’t.

Ready for the cool autumn breezes and cleansing rain of leaves.

Photos From Space

Posted in Environment, Photography, Science with tags , , , on July 3, 2016 by kozmicdogz


The Project Apollo Archive NASA site on flickr. Thousands of photographs of the Apollo Missions to the moon.

Any yes the earth is definitely round.

Have an amazing 4th of July!


Winchester Sky

Posted in Dreams, Environment, Photography with tags , , on June 23, 2016 by kozmicdogz


Our trip to Winchester, VA and WV last weekend. Beautiful skies after a huge storm that ripped and twisted trees into houses and streets. Smashed cars and roofs. Now everything is green, the sky is blue, and the air refreshed.

June is Summer

Posted in Environment, Photography with tags , , , on June 2, 2016 by kozmicdogz


Summer is the time for vacations. We have already taken ours. A week on an island on the outer banks of North Carolina. We have been before and we will go again. Now we must be satisfied with the memories which these photos help conjure.

Here are some photos from this year and previous years: 2013, 2012, and 2011.

Happy Earth Day – April 22, 2016

Posted in Environment, Science with tags , on April 22, 2016 by kozmicdogz


The 46th Anniversary of the first Earth Day which took place on April 22, 1970.

 Photo of the earth from NASA.

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