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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,…

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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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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Finding Inspiration in Small Things

Finding inspiration in life sometimes is not easy.  As a writer, I love to look at other people, things around me and events that happen in my life.  Sometimes it the simple, or small things in life that inspire me to write about it.  Although it may not seem like…

Imagine the chains that would fall away if one realized they were truly immortal?

Blogging as a Life

In my life as a writer, I would have to say that blogging is something that I love to do as often as I can.  If helps me write daily, even if I do not want to.  It is the exercise of constant writing that allows one to flow thoughts…

Giraffe Statue

Bronze Giraffe Art

I love to see giraffes sculptures and statues.  This is one I came across in Florida a few years ago, and I just had to stop and snap a photo.  It was on display in downtown Sarasota if I remember correctly, and it looked pristine in condition.  Made you want…