Transition

Brown Bridge Quiet Area is constantly in a state of transition. As the days pass, those places I hold dear continue to grow and mature. The Quaking Aspens have grown with such resolve, and the Leopord Frogs have too. The grasses below shift, drawing my eye to their presence. The sun is playing a game of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Mud, Rain and Solitude

 The rain was coming down in sheets. The roof of the office began to leak, so an orange bucket was placed there overnight. I began to debate the reward of riding in such wet conditions. The debate was over...the bike was being unloaded from the Subaru. I began dry. Water in bearings, water in shoes,... 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 →

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 →

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