March 26: Windy Point Park Revisited

I love this place. It’s minutes from home, has a huge lake popular with the fishermen, a pleasant walking path, an observation platform overlooking a large pond, and a small marsh area the wading birds and frogs love. I visit regularly.

An early morning shot of the lake. Those sunbeams are so cool!

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Visiting the Past: Western Wisconsin

I lived in Wisconsin for thirty-five years.  The last several years, I lived in my own house in a small rural town. I loved the location but hated the hour commute to my job in winter.

Wisconsin has some great backroads, and I explored a lot of them on the moped. This run-down shed was near the town of Baldwin. You see a lot of places like this there; old people die, and the family doesn’t want the place, so it rots.

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Visiting the Past: Asheville, NC

The thing I like best about Florida is the weather. Even the humidity of summer is okay with me, because my skin is thinning and drying out as I age and wet air is good for it. I like the flora and fauna, too, but Florida was not my first choice of where to live.

Several years ago–I’m talking back when digital cameras were not very good yet–I drove to Asheville, NC from Wisconsin. It was my first “real” vacation. I still remember swooping down through the mountains, seeing the runaway truck ramps for the first time and going through multiple tunnels, exalted at the sight of craggy, tree-covered heights. I was awestruck by the mountains. I wanted to live here. Continue reading

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Mar 5: Before/After and more

I love doing before/after, because it illustrates how important processing is to making a photo the best it can be.

After stopping for gas, I explored a road I hadn’t traveled before. It ran along a different part of Lake Clay than I usually see. There was a boat ramp, and I stopped. It was chilly, and the sky was overcast.

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Feb 27: Tale of Two Squirrels

This isn’t as boring as it sounds. 🙂

I let Suki out in the backyard to pee and heard a woodpecker in the woods. After putting her back inside, I went out with the camera to see if I could locate it. No luck. But I happened to see two squirrels in a tree.

“Should we play?”

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