Cow Contentment

Is it me, or do cows in general seem to be content with their existence?  I was driving through the country recently, and pulled over by the side of the road to take a few photos of some cows.  They were grazing in a partially snow covered dirt and grassy…

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…

A Walk in the Sun

When you live in a colder climate, like Michigan, and the temperatures plummet to the single digits, one yearns for a walk in the sun.  When summer is here, and I can walk freely around outside with merely a T-shirt and shorts on, winter seems so far away.  Right now…

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…

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…

The Incredible Possibilities of Being Immortal

I was having a spiritual and philosophical discussion with a colleague the other day on the subject of life.  He was surmising that one lives, and that when one’s time has come, they die.  Further, he was expressing the idea of a divine plan for an individual, and that whatever…

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…

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…

Dogs With Hang Time

I thought I would share another of my favorite videos that I ever made today. It is a compilation of dogs jumping in the ultimate ‘Air dog’ competition that I attended some time ago. It was a fund summer event as part of a dog show, and the dogs would…

Hot Air Balloons Make Time Stand Still

The hot air balloons that cross the skies of Battle Creek in the summer months of July each year are part of the joy of living in my town.  A few years ago I attended and filmed a ‘Balloon Illume’ event at the Field of Flight Air Show near the…

Inspirational Sign for the BrokenHearted

I do a lot of driving around to small communities as a Realtor, and I always try to pay attention to church signs when I see them.  Some are quite funny, some are inspirational, and others are just heart warming.  The other day I drove by this sign in front…

Tekonsha, Michigan

Tekonsha, Michigan

Driving through small communities like Tekonsha, Michigan always reminds me of the classic community spirit of America’s past.  This small community boasts it is a ‘Small village with a big Heart’ on its signs as you enter.  The village population has remained in the low 700’s with a slight increase…