Birdhouse Made From Scraps

Britt and I used birch plywood to refinish a few of the floors in the house. The wood was so pretty that we could not bring ourselves to throw away the larger scraps. Britt kept them neatly stacked in a corner for about 1.5 years until we finally came up with the idea to make […]

Some Birds Redux

The lens doubler that I mentioned over here arrived at some time in April (I believe). These are some additional photos from when the feeder was in the tree (while it was still too cold for bears to be out). Even though I only get a f/5.7 max aperture, I’m still pretty happy with the […]

Some Birds

Though, I have never considered myself a “birder,” I have always enjoyed watching and photographing birds. My office in the Highmount House offers a second story western view, as well as a northern. I got really lucky almost right off the bat with a handful a owl sightings. The longest lens that I own is […]

The ‘Owl’s Nest’

The house sits in (or near) the footprint of a gargantuan former hotel that was aptly titled “The Grand Hotel.” The hotel opened in 1881 and closed in 1964*. The story is actually pretty fascinating (to me anyway), and the Middletown Historical Society has published a whitepaper-style¬†outline of its history over here. The reason for […]