Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming loneliness…  Have you ever had to deal with this to such a degree that it is akin to a daily haunting of your soul? Overcoming loneliness can be a very difficult hill to climb, and it can be very difficult to deal with for many.  Man is a social…

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…

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…

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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.

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…

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…

Cows are content at being cows.

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…

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 Ultimate Air Dog Competition

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…

Beauty

Beauty is all around us

Beauty is all around us. It is in the places sometimes you never thought to look.  It can be around the corner, ans surprise you sometimes, such that you forget to notice it.  It is in animals, plants, and art. It is in people, places and things. Beauty has a…