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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…

Maya Angelou

I will miss you Maya Angelou

Today the news came out that Maya Angelou passed away in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86.  She was perhaps most famous for her bestseller autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings‘ as well as many other inspirational writings.  She was a mentor for Oprah Winfrey, and…

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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…

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…

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…

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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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…