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 →

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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 →

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 →

Ransom Lake Natural Area

  This visit to Ransom Lake was planned on the drive home from the visit the week prior (being October 1st). As of the 1st of October, the leaves on the deciduous trees had just begun to reveal their fall splendor. Peeks of reds, oranges and golds adorned the landscape. This is why I decided to... 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 →

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 →

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