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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My Year in 2013

Life goes on.  Living acts as the tides of change.  Looking back over the year I have had a lot of changes professionally, personally and as a writer in 2013. Professionally I sold many houses as a Realtor.  I also evaluated a lot of real estate for banks as well…

Winter

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…

English Deer

English Deer in the Country

When I was in England last year, I went for a morning walk around the grounds of the hotel I was staying at.  There were over 200 deer on this property, and one quite often saw them bounding across the path when you were out on the grounds. Below is…

Some ideas will isolate you from others if you express them.

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…

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition

Choose Your Doggie

If you ever get a chance, go visit a dog show.  I never thought this would be something on my list of things to do, but awhile back I took my little brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters out to do something on a Saturday afternoon, and we found…

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Dance Like No One is Watching

I have never been much of a fan of dance routines as a form of entertainment. However, I do know many people that are. People as a whole love to dance. When I shot the video below of a dance act featured at the Cereal Festival in downtown Battle Creek…

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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…

English Tea Time is what I look forward to when I return.

English Tea Time

I had the opportunity of going to England last October on a business trip with a company that I work for.  During that time, I stayed at a very beautiful countryside hotel that had previously been a monastery at one time.  It was a very old classic building remodeled by a Canadian…

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…

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Lake Effect Snow: Trapped on the Corner of Winter Street & Cabin Fever

Lake effect snow began falling today in Southwest Michigan.  It started last night, but picked up early this morning.  It tends to bring about a claustrophobic sensation in me every time I experience heavy snow fall.  I do not know why.  Perhaps it is deep rooted in the sub-conscious fueled…

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A Day of Writing

Sundays have become my day to disconnect and focus on my writings.  I usually devote my day to working on my book projects, after finishing any basic chores I have allotted myself for the day to accomplish.  The majority of has become my day to absorb myself in my blog writing, book…