All bundled up for a hike.

All bundled up for a hike.

Hi!  My name is Amy A. Corron. 45 Degrees North is a blog to celebrate the Great Outdoors, Nature, and Photography.  45 degrees north is the latitude of our northern Michigan hideaway and it’s also considered to be the “Polar Equator” – equidistant from the north pole and the equator.

The majority of my posts are from the northern woods of Michigan where we have a cabin.  I call these posts Northwoods Adventures – named after my series of books.  (Check them out on my book page.)  But I post other “adventures” as well, whenever I go somewhere that has decent photo opportunities.

I am new to photography and when I started this blog at the beginning of 2013, I never expected photos to be the focus.  Things have just evolved and as the blog progressed and I learned from other blogs that I enjoy following, I got more interested in photography.  I have a Canon SX50HS that I just bought in May of 2014 and am still learning how to use.  My favorite photo subjects are birds.

We do a lot of hiking and our three beagles – Milo, Daisy and Ruby often play a major role in our adventures.

I enjoy interacting with my followers and love comments.  I always comment back!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope to make many new friends here!

19 Responses to About

  1. Bob Zeller says:

    Amy,thank you for following my Texas Tweeties blog. I am a former Michigander, being born and raised in Muskegon. My wife, Ann, is from the little town of Beulah, MI, just southwest of Traverse City. We have lived in Texas since 1961, but still have relatives in Michigan.


    • We have camped near Beulah! I was so excited to find your blog. I am an avid birder and extremely amateur bird photographer. I actually had to do the search several times to “re-find” your blog, because it popped up once on my “recommended for you” page and then it didn’t come up the next time I looked, so I kept searching! I’m really looking forward to following your birding experiences down there in Texas!


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  3. avian101 says:

    Hi Amy, I’ve had great comments of yours toward my work on my blog Avian101. I’ve been living in Hiram, Georgia which is about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta for the past 7 years, moved from Rockaway, NJ, where I lived most of my life. I’m your new follower now!


    • Welcome, HJ and thanks for following my blog! I love your blog, I love your bird photos and your posts. Maybe this sounds weird, but one of the several reasons I like you blog is that your posts are short and to the point, giving me a beautiful glimpse of your back yard and all your feathered friends! I feel like I can always stop in for a short visit! 🙂


  4. Paula Schings says:

    Hi Amy
    Just finished “Saved by Grace”. I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed it very much. You’re a good story teller and your characters are a treasure. I was also blessed by your ending verse. I was a lay director for a chrysalis teen retreat weekend a couple of summers ago and that was the verse I chose for our weekend.
    Paula Schings
    (Not on FB anymore so I thought I would drop you a line.)


  5. quattrohands says:

    Your up north looks similar to my own; I live in northern Minnesota, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). I’ll look forward to following your adventures!


    • Thanks for visiting! I saw on your blog that you are from Minnesota. I have family there – in the Park Rapids area, the Twin Cities, and also in western Minnesota near the border. We have been there several times on visits and yes, it always reminds me a lot of northern Michigan! Although I have to say, sometimes my family there gets a little too competitive. “You got 20 inches of snow?? That’s NOTHING, we got 40!” Or “It’s ten below zero? That’s NOTHING, it’s twenty below here!” LOL 😀


    • Exactly!! Once you get below zero, it’s all COLD!!! LOL


  6. quattrohands says:

    Amy, I’ve continued to enjoy your blog over the last few months. With this in mind, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Award, one of 15 bloggers that “make me coming back for more!” Here’s the link to learn more about the award: http://transitlens.com/2014/10/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination/.


  7. Looks like you love adventure.


  8. carolyn220 says:

    Hi Amy. I just found your blog when I was looking at Bob Zeller’s Texas Tweeties blog. Like you, I live a mile from Lake Erie, but I live in northeast Ohio, east of Cleveland. There are probably many similarities between the birds (and other wildlife) in our areas. I will enjoy checking in on your blog to see what is happening up your way. -Carolyn


    • Hi Carolyn!
      Thanks for stopping in my blog! I LOVE Bob Zeller!! His blog is so awesome and his photography is amazing. (He’s also from Michigan originally.) It’s great to live so close to one of the great lakes. There is a lot of benefit to being close to the water and on the migratory bird route. Although I bet you get A LOT more snow than we do here! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it! God bless!


  9. Kate says:

    Hey Amy! I don’t know if you remember, but a while back you commented on a post I wrote about Amsterdam/Haarlem and you suggested I read the book, The Hiding Place. Well I did, and it was fantastic! It was a sad and very real portrayal of the atrocities that many endured during the Nazi occupation, but even more than that, it was a story of hope, love, and finding the light in a dark situation. It was an incredibly moving and powerful book and I’m so thankful that you suggested it to me! It’s definitely the type of book that peaks my interest. So I just wanted to say thank you for the suggestion and I loved the book! Extremely powerful and so worth the read.


    • Oh, Kate, I’m so glad you read the book and enjoyed it!! I find Corrie Ten-Boom to be an incredible and inspirational human being! It was interesting, because after I read The Hiding Place, I read Night by Elie Wiesel and it was interesting to compare and contrast the two different perceptions of similar events. Of course, Corrie’s great faith played a huge part in that. I’m really humbled that you read the book at my suggestion!

      I haven’t been writing or reading blogs for the past couple of months, because of life being so incredibly busy. I have missed reading your posts and hope to get back to blogging after the holidays. I hope you are doing well!

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