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The Great Horned Owl

My Encounter with a Great Horned Owl

Owls are one of the most fascinating bird in nature.  A majority of the species of owl are primarily nocturnal hunters, best known for their ability to see prey in the dark.  However, if you have ever trekked through the woods after dark and heard one, you might have been…

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Winter River View in Michigan

Today when I was traveling around a little North from where I live I came across some wonderful conditions again for photography.  Taking some time to admire the beauty, I thought I would share this image with my blog readers as it to me was worth it.

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The Beauty of Christmas 2013

Yesterday on Christmas Eve my wife and I took a drive and spent several hours just taking photos of the beauty around us.  Earlier in the week there had been an ice storm, and the days that followed were peppered with snowfall.  On Christmas Eve the clouds left for awhile,…

Amish Winter

Winter Visions

In Southwest Michigan we are frequently subjected to snow storms during this time of year.  Last week I was driving through one rural area, and the intensity of the storm I was driving into began to increase.  At one point along the road, I happened upon an Amish buggy with…

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Crossing the Winter Threshold Into Forever

When you are a kid, you look forward to snow.  You do not mind the cold, you like that it is slippery and that you can compact it into balls and toss it at your sister.  Having lived my childhood in a warmer climate in Arizona, winter snow was a…

The Haunted Romanian Forest episode on 'Destination Truth' will make you catch your breath!

Walking in the Woods

A few years ago I created a lot of videos about my adventures in the woods.  This video posted here is one I created about walking the trails of the Fort Custer Recreation Area near Augusta, Michigan.  It was a wonderful afternoon, following a slight rain fall which made the…

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Can You Find the Squirrel?

There is a squirrel hiding in this park populated by geese, trying to fit in and not be recognized. Can you see him? Did anyone notice he was there?  By the way, our squirrels in Battle Creek are jet black.  Supposedly imported from elsewhere.

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Ducks on an Icy Pond

I was driving by a small park near downtown Battle Creek, Michigan the other day and I saw there were still ducks, geese and swan out on the pond.  I pulled into the parking area for a few minutes, and took a few shots with my camera.  Seeing the ducks…

Goose stepping in the snow.

Goose Stepping

If you read my blog, you know by now that I love to carry a camera with me whenever I am about.  One morning I had a few minutes before heading into work, so I pulled into a small park.  I rolled down the window and took a photo of…

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The Solemnity of the Moment: Cornfield on a Winter Morning

The other day I was in a rural area North of where I live driving from an appointment.  I stopped at an intersection, and took the photo below.  It was a winter morning and it was around 11 degrees outside.  The sky was a crisp blue, and the field was…

Nature Inspiration

Butterflies are Living Art

A few years ago my wife and I went to visit the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids in May, and shot videos of the Butterfly exhibit that is held there annually. If you have ever tried to photograph or video butterflies, I can tell you it is not as easy…

The remains of a once grand tree stands against the backdrop of a morning sky in Michigan.

A Forgotten Tree of Yesteryear

I was traveling through the rural community of Dowling, Michigan in my work as a Realtor recently, and paused to take a photo of this tree with its backdrop against the morning sky.  It was not what one could consider to be a living tree any longer, although there does…