Backyard Adventures

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

Lumenocity

Cincinnati’s Lumenocity is a classical music performance by the symphony, which uses lasers to illuminate the Music Hall building with animations.

Rain Barrel

Rain Barrel

This rain barrel took me about 2 hours to install and cost only $50 USD. The next day there was a huge rainstorm and it filled up in about 10 minutes.

Scott doing jumping jacks on a frozen lake

Jumping jacks on a frozen lake

Here’s another item to add to your bucket list. Walking on top of a frozen lake is a simple and fun adventure many people can do near their home.

Grow grass not food sign for front lawn

Grow Food NOT Grass

What better way to have a backyard adventure than to grow a garden? Here is my new “Grow Food NOT Grass” sign that I made

Are you a flutterby or butterfly? Don't let life pass you by.

Are you a flutterby?

Do you stop to smell the flowers and sip the nectar of life? Or do you just flutter past everything and let your wings get caught in the winds of life?

Classroom composting

Illustration of the new children’s book has begun at the Waukesha STEM Academy charter school. Above one of 18 art classes is working on their drawings for “Ruby the Red Worm’s Dirty Job”.

Father and Son Launch iPhone Into Space

Backyard Adventures. Cool fun mini-expeditions helping students and parents become modern argonauts. Second in my series of Backyard Adventures is The Final Frontier.

Photo Safari

Backyard Adventures. ASSIGNMENT: Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, is to find something you’ve never seen before. You may need to think like you’ve never thought before. Search where you’ve never searched before.

Doubt you’re doubt

After cycling up the West Coast, and struggling with a worn out bicycle, including a cracked fork and broken front axle, and a worn out body, including creaky knees and a dislocated rib, I decided to recuperate at my family’s home in Waukesha, WI. My re-imagination of my book tour is going well.

The Lake Lagunitas Dirt Romp

Backyard Adventures By Jen Dalton “It’s not a party till something gets broken,” Jen said with a questioning tilt in her voice and a large

Dalton’s Backyard Adventures

By Jen Dalton Six Rivers National Forest Jen and friends take off riding their road bikes along challenging paths and taking on whatever comes their

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