Tomato Time

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Record cold and winter snow is a distant memory this weekend as summer officially arrives at 12:38 PM Sunday.  For gardeners, that also means it’s “tomato time”. Tomato plants are finally kicking it into a new gear after the recent warmth and periods of rain.  My wife and I grow my family’s indeterminate heirloom variety […]

Did You See The Bright Meteor or Fireball Tonight?

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I’m received many reports from folks who saw a bright green meteor or fireball tonight here in Maine.  What’s the difference? Meteors are extremely hard to photograph due to their duration. Most meteors last for only 3 to 6 seconds.  Here is a possible photo of tonight’s bright meteor reported from CBS Boston. I’ve also […]

Want to Grow a Giant Pumpkin?

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Have you ever wanted to grow a giant pumpkin?  Now is your chance.    I’d like to invite you to join me in growing the biggest/heaviest pumpkin possible this summer.  I have seeds (with world class genetics) to share from last years pumpkins.  Available are seeds from my 1400lb pumpkin weighed at Damariscotta Weighoff, 1163lb pumpkin […]

View From The International Space Station Today.

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Check out these stunning photos from Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station from today. They’re of Super Typhoon Maysak located in the Western Pacific. The storm has max sustained winds of 160 mph (comparable to a category 5 hurricane) and is headed towards the northern Philippines by the weekend. The eye is pretty incredible […]

Aurora Viewing Possible Tonight

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11PM UPDATE Aurora still visible for a large part of the area. Strong winds are making photography difficult.   Here are some more photos from the northeast.  All most likely taken with a long exposure. Saco (Note the air plane from the long exposure) International Space Station (Via twitter) New York (Via Twitter) Vermont (Via […]

“When I Was A Kid”

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The older I get, the more I catch myself saying “When I was a kid….”  and it’s usually a point I’m trying to make to my own kids.  After all, I did walk up hill and barefoot both ways to school.  These days, in my professional world, I’m surrounded by “I remember when I was […]

The Records Keep Falling

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If you were to tell me several months ago February 2015 would be the coldest ever recorded in Portland, I’d say no chance.  But, It happened.   After a very warm December (nearly 5 degrees warmer than normal) and a lack of snow, we started to see changes in the weather pattern by mid to […]

Blizzard Warning

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Blizzard Warnings have been issued from Mid-Day Saturday through early Monday morning. The storm is a clipper system approaching from the northwest this this morning. It will intensify rapidly over the weekend as it track to our south and then east.  Snow will over spread our skies during the afternoon Saturday. Initially the intensity will […]

Snow Saturday Night Through Tuesday Morning

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The historic stretch of snowy weather continues here in the Pine Tree State. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from late Saturday night through Monday night. Clouds will thicken on Saturday as our next storm system approaches. If your plans take you out and about, I don’t anticipate any weather related problems Saturday. Snow […]

More Snow

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This will be the 4th storm in only a 10 day period for the area, and the snow pack continues to grow. This historical stretch will provide the current youth of Maine “I remember when I was a kid” quotes 40 to 50 years from now. Winter Storm Warnings go into effect early Monday morning […]