Nosh on some “bite-sized visual poetry” from acclaimed multimedia producer Jimmy Chin

Summer bounty

It’s Farmers’ Market season in Pittsburgh; from May to November local farmers set up their tables at stands across the city and sell their bounty to their neighbors. I’m fortunate to live near one, and work near another. The above bounty is courtesy of Edible Earth Farm and CSA, based in Tionesta. It’s certified organic, and…

Milky Way Monday

It’s Monday. Let’s take a deep breath before the week gets rolling, and enjoy this view, posted by Dinosaur National Park’s Facebook page. And they posted this brilliant quote with it: “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” — Carl Sagan Enjoy

Lake Superior, from Space

  Picture it: the International Space Station, where astronauts frequently observe atmospheric and surface phenomena in ways that are impossible to see from our vantage point on the ground. In the above photograph of northeastern Lake Superior, astronauts documented two of those phenomena—gravity waves and sunglint. From NASA, who posted the photo: At the top…

Jimmy Chin reel

  Jimmy Chin is a venerable powerhouse in the world of outdoor sports and multimedia. He’s a photographer, director, cinematographer and all around bad-ass. He isn’t just about taking great shots, as the reel notes, he’s a hell of an athlete. His images are powerful, but so is how he makes them.

Saturday Sunset

The Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, from the Department of Interior.  

A Monday Moment

Whose unhappy with being back at work today? Here’s a gorgeous photo to take the edge off — or give you some inspiration to plan your next outdoor adventure. Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is known for what the National Park Service calls its “hoodoo-iferous” terrain, which is evidenced above. Part rock pillar from erosion….

The Weekly Boat: Baltimore

Ellis Island is the country’s most popular point of entry for immigrants. You know what’s the second point? Baltimore. As one of the country’s major seaports, more than 30 million tons of cargo pass through its waterways annually. The Harbor shifted into a cultural and tourist destination in the 1970’s, and according to Visit Baltimore,…