Listen to the voice of nature.

Listen to the voice of nature.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Southwest Florida Revisited

It's interesting traveling to a place where Nature is very different than the version you are used to. Making the transition from NE Wisconsin to SW Florida was a dramatic shift in natural beauty.  This time, my focus was on birds, dolphin, and unusual creatures of the ocean. I didn't take an alligator photo the whole time that I was there, unlike my Florida visit in 2012.  I continue find it marvelous that, inspite of the 'development' that has taken place in Florida, there is still much natural beauty to be seen. I truly hope that it is preserved for future generations.

Thank you for visiting. Please stop by again if you like.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Wiconsin's November Color Splash

It was a crisp November photowalk through Kohler-Andrae State Park yesterday morning. I'm not quite sure I'm ready for 30 degrees F weather, even on a sunny day. Still, the late autumn colors made the effort all worth while. I did wonder where all of the woodland creatures were.  They should have been out enjoying the views as well. Another time, perhaps.

Thank you for visiting. I hope that you enjoyed your Wisconsin virtual walk and will stop by again.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Maine: An Autumn Walk Along the Kennebec River

Last week I revisited the town where I grew up (Augusta, Maine) and took an afternoon walk along the Kennebeck River. The town had converted former railway tracks that follows the river into an urban walking/bike path. It was lined with bursts of Fall colors that day.

Thank you for visiting, feel free to stop by again.  In the meantime, remember to listen to the calls of Nature and enjoy the sights that they bring.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wisconsin Early Autumn in the Kettles

Wisconsin's Fall colors are just beginning and are far from their peak.  Still, brilliant blue skies and a warm sun made walks through parts of the Kettles an enjoyable time. Bursts of colors acted as counterpoint to the lakes and hilly terrain formed by North America's last glaciation. What an excellent day, indeed! Most of the photos were taken at either Mauthie or Long Lake in the northern part of Kettle Moraine.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed your visit.  Please feel free to return when the urge strikes.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Black River Marsh, Wisconsin "The Smalls"

It's so natural to ignore "the smalls" when you take a nature walk.  There are birds in the air or in trees and  furry beasties scurrying around  on the forest floor. This time I decided to ignore those aspects of nature and pay more attention to the small things that are often passed by unnoticed. These photos were taken at the edge of or in Black River Marsh near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

I do have to confess that my resolve to focus on "the Smalls" wasn't 100% successful. As I was about to leave the Marsh a blue heron glided in nearby and stayed while I took a number of shots peering through tall grasses and cat tails.  Rule # 1-the natural photographer needs to have flexible objectives.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Wisconsin Flower Power!

It was the end of a warm and sunny August morning and the land was full of color.  After a search through a hosta farm near Kiel, we strolled across the road and admired the diversity of flowers as we circled a pond. It was an excellent end to the morning.

Than tou for stopping by, feel free to return and see what's next.