Mitchell Creek Nature Preserve

There exists a certain charm to exploring areas that have been infrequently traveled. It makes me light on my feet. I feel invincible and vulnerable all at once. The paths are few, but the rewards are many. This the accumulative charm that can be found at the Mitchell Creek Nature Preserve. I will be honest, I... Continue Reading →

User Report: Kodak Z-1015

Just Another Black Camera... The subject in front of me was just what I was seeking, signs of Spring. Much like a brush, the buds of a wetland Willow were gently swaying in the breeze. The yellow pollen tips had attracted some sort of flying insect, but no Honey Bees: the temperature had not yet... Continue Reading →

A Kodak Tradition…

To Boldly Go Mt. Everest, to many, represents the ultimate challenge of human endurance and determination. Until the successful summit of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29th, 1953, many had attempted what had seemed to be impossible.* Much went into the summit: money, extensive materials research, travel and logistics (and much more... Continue Reading →

Amidst it All

Catching Up Greetings! I sincerely hope that whomever is reading this blog post is well. It has been around a full year since my last post. Sometimes the days just fly by. Not unlike everyone else in the United States--and abroad--I have been been experiencing a quite different lifestyle than this time last year. Last... Continue Reading →

Out and About…

I believe my last blog post was published on the 19th of November. Time sure passes quickly! Since that day, I have been busy visiting preserves and natural areas to check off my list (recall the post: A Lofty Goal). In this post, I decided to take a different path (no pun intended). Instead of long-winded introspection, I... Continue Reading →

Brinkman Bog Nature Preserve

Old Mission Peninsula is known for its scenic views, rolling hills, sandy beaches, a lighthouse and of course--its vineyards. Set between the East and West Bays (part of Lake Michigan), the peninsula is uniquely situated, which, turns out, is quite ideal for growing grapes. Over the past few years, these vineyards have been producing some world-renowned... Continue Reading →

A Lofty Goal

Northern Michigan is a special place. It seems that no matter where you find yourself on a map, a preserve, natural area or recreational (or historical) park is not too far away...easily at a distance that would make for an unforgettable day trip.  These protected areas are host to myriad habitats and species...each area just as... Continue Reading →

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