Wordless Wednesday: Birdwatching

(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Birdwatching

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Got several pairs of “bino-colors” as I call them. I’ve rarely used them to look at birds, and even just as rarely looked at terrestrial stuff. Mostly use them to look at star stuff or comets. However, I much prefer a telescope. Never was much into the wobbly view. Even looked through some 17-inch telescope binoculars back in the 90’s but despite the massive aperture, it just didn’t rock my boat. I prefer single eye observing.

    However, for some people, bino-colors are a great tool. I hope the nine-year old gets a lot of use out of them!


    • Shala Howell says:

      We have a telescope in our guest room. We got it after moving to Chicago but before realizing that the light pollution/cloud cover made having a telescope in Chicago a really stupid idea. We’ve used it to look at the moon a couple of times, and once the planets when a bunch of them lined up in a row a while back, but I have a feeling this is one of those things you’d use a lot more if you lived out in the country.


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