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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Walking Through January

January is a time when the snow leaves you surrounded by a blanket of white.  Footprints across the blanket leaves a trace like soft frosting on cake. Such is the time when walking in January on a cold winter day. Misery is easy, happiness you have to work at.  It…

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Hockey Represents a Modern Day Clash of Titans

I love going to see a hockey game. I even enjoy taking my video camera with me to capture some of the action. Living in Southwest Michigan, Hockey is a part of the culture here. Children will often get involved in hockey at a local arena, as it is essentially…