Category Archives: My Life

Life’s Little (and big) Ups and Downs

Here it is the middle of September and my summer is now at an end. It is back to school/work and being a productive member of society once again. It has been a bit difficult because everyone wants to know … Continue reading

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20-Day Photo Challenge – Day 4 – Capture Reflections

We spent the past five days at our northwoods hideaway. I didn’t do journal entries because we weren’t doing much that was worth writing about. I plan to do a summation of our stay in the next couple of days. … Continue reading

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A Walk On the (Kinda) Wild Side – Part II

This is the second installment in my series on a trip my friend Juli and I recently took to the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. You can read Part I here. After spending a good amount of time in Africa! Juli … Continue reading

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20-Day Photo Challenge – Day 3 – Inspired by Nature

Once again I let more days pass between photo challenges than I had originally intended. The reason for this is two-fold. First, the weather changed from cool and rainy to hot and humid, meaning it was hard to be inspired … Continue reading

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A Walk On the (Kinda) Wild Side – Part I

Wednesday, July 1, my friend Juli and I went on an excursion to the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. I came home with 200 photos, many of them pretty good in my estimation, so I have decided to post them in … Continue reading

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20-Day Photo Challenge – Day 2 – Scenic Landscape

I knew I wouldn’t be able to accomplish 20 challenges in 20 days, but I hadn’t meant to have so many days in between. Several things got in the way of being able to shoot a scenic landscape; I haven’t … Continue reading

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20-Day Photo Challenge – Day 1 – Flower Macro

I mentioned in a couple of my Northwoods Journal entries that I have been reading a helpful book titled “Better Photo Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros” by Jim Miotke. I have really been enjoying … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Company

To say today’s weather has been miserable would be an understatement. Pouring rain for 24+ hours, strong gusting wind, and a high temperature barely above 60 degrees. Is this summer?? I’m actually wearing polar fleece today! It has been a … Continue reading

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Out in the Openings

I’ve mentioned previously that there are many benefits to living in my little corner of southeast Michigan, one of them being that we can live a rural/suburban life while having city conveniences just a half-dozen miles down the road. My … Continue reading

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Big Birding Weekend

Our tradition for the past 15 years has been to spend Mother’s Day weekend in the northwoods, but due to our landscaping project we decided to forgo the trip this year and stick around home. Since we couldn’t go to … Continue reading

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