The Black Eyed Susan

The Black Eyed Susan is a spectacularly beautiful flower. Add hundreds of these cone flowers to a landscape, and prepare for a vision that will forever be etched into your memory. In my life, I cannot count how many times I have truly been taken with a landscape laid out in front of me. What... Continue Reading →

Chippy: What You may not Know…

Those cute little cheeks stuffed with nuts...who can resist the cuteness? I certainly cannot. If I had it my way, Chipmunks would replace Hamsters and Guinea Pigs as the rodents of choice for those that like furry little companions to grace their homes. Who knows...perhaps one day. In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy them... Continue Reading →

Liberation

I found myself driving purposefully into a snowy wonderland. Just two days prior, rain had prevailed, melting the rollings hills that the road meandered through. March in Traverse City, Michigan is a very dynamic time of the year. Thus my excitement to head out to a favorite section of trail along the lands of Brown Bridge... Continue Reading →

Just Like Winters of Yore…

I have always wondered what it would be like to become older, to have made numerous trips around the sun. To gain wisdom, experience and live a full life. Incrementally, the wonders of my youth are becoming realized. For example, I have often wondered if I would be one of those individuals who would say "back... Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings

Other than politics, the one topic that can-- guaranteed-- stir the emotions of many, is the weather. This is, of course, true of many in Northern Michigan. Especially winter and its cold weather. Just the brief mention of the word snow is enough to send someone into a theatrical fear. "Don't say the 'S' word!" Ya know...the... Continue Reading →

Autumn at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

Autumn can be described simply as an annual cycle, in which the Earth and the Sun in our solar system are positioned just so. The season can also be described as the prequel to winter, where the long, lazy sunny days of summer are but a distant memory. To some, Autumn represents a time to reflect,... Continue Reading →

Joy

As a professional photographer, I am, of course, keen on working with equipment that provides the results I envision in my mind. And more often than not, I find myself using my bridge cameras to do so. Why would a professional photographer bother with a bridge camera to capture the fleeting moments that are to never... Continue Reading →

A Bit of Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan is known for its 'sudden' weather shifts. The morning may be quite rainy and humid. Later that morning, the winds can shift, causing a cold front to move in. And later that evening, the skies suddenly begin to rumble far off in the distance. All seems benign...until exiting the cover of the forest. The... Continue Reading →

The Red Oak: An Old Friend

In my absence from my blog, I have been enjoying numerous hikes around the Grand Traverse region. And during these hikes, I have been quite taken with the myriad tree species that call Northern Michigan home. Both conifers and deciduous varieties coexist among the rolling hills, the pristine shores and secluded wetlands. It is this species... Continue Reading →

A Matter of Interpretation?

  Time, as it is known to humankind, is primarily unidirectional. Time moves forward...from point "A" to point "B". It is measured fairly precisely...by an atomic clock no less. Humans see time as it befits our day to day activities (work, recreation, eating, lounging, conversation etc.). Over the past few weeks, I have been deep... Continue Reading →

Daydreaming

The uncharted calls to me The untouched--that without tarnish Fields of green sway to a universal pulse Why must my soul be drawn to a shaded path? To a woodland stream meandering through ancient arteries? Here I am but a witness to the divine I close my eyes to the light and listen I hear... Continue Reading →

Casting the Line…

Call it a Hunch "The fish will be biting tonight, I can feel it in my bones", I confidently told my father over the phone. Upon waking at the early hour of six AM, I had a hunch today was the day I would head back out with fishing pole in hand--to cast lines with my... Continue Reading →

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