Quiet on the blogging front

After many years of blogging regularly (some years every single day) I ended up stepping back for the past month to take a breath. I […]

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Petrified Forest National Park

On our drive back we managed to stop at a couple of national parks including the Grand Canyon (which we had never been to before) […]

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Techatticup Mine

We’re getting the opportunity to visit some interesting sites out here in Nevada while we’re here for a couple of weeks. This past weekend we […]

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Lake Superior Winter Photos

On my way back from the Arrowhead 135 I stopped off in Duluth to pick up some cookies from Positively Third Street and get some […]

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Some flower photography

Despite being absent from posting here very much lately, I’m still alive and well. Just taking a break from a bunch of things while the […]

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Garden Flowers and Pollinators

I’m still working on some product reviews, but with the weather getting cold around here, I wanted to share something bright and warm. I recently […]

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Moving up to full frame

I’ve been in the photography world since I was in my early teens. At 13 I was using an OLD Kodak rangefinder camera to document […]

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Black Hills Photo Dump

Just got back from a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota and despite having all the best intentions to blog about the trip […]

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Photos: Big Bog

Time for some more photos from the recent trip. Since I spent a lot of time at Big Bog doing video, I didn’t end up […]

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Photos: Lost 40

On our journey up north we made a stop at the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area, a fascinating plot of land in the middle […]

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Bird photos at Sax Zim Bog

The wife and I took a short weekend away recently, and one of our goals was to hit Sax Zim Bog in northern Minnesota. My […]

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The first snow of 2020

Sure enough, 2020 is being itself again. We’re getting record setting snow on October 20th here in Minnesota. It’s amazing and wild to see 6 […]

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A little documentary work

My wife decided to do a tour of regional park reserves, and set about planning a 3 day, two night, bikepacking trip to visit them […]

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Itasca State Park photos

I just realized it’s been a while since I’ve done a simple photography post. I recently edited a handful of photos from Itasca State park […]

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International Wolf Center

I’ve always wanted to visit the northern Minnesota town of Ely. As a kid I knew plenty of people who went up north to the […]

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A little canoe photography

I haven’t done a photo post on the blog in a while, so I thought tonight’s little adventure deserved one. We attended a fun event […]

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Savanna Portage Photos

I realized I haven’t posted this yet, so here’s my gallery of shots from Savanna Portage State Park. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were so bad that […]

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Super Blood Wolf Moon

Sunday night we got to experience a lunar eclipse. This will be the only one we will be able to see this year, and so […]

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Hashtag Living My Best Life

A month or so ago, I was sitting in a small brewpub in rural Wisconsin, listening to some nice folk/bluegrass music on the PA, enjoying […]

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Smokey morning sun

This morning I went out for a 15 mile run, and as I came around the corner of one of the turns on the single […]

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First Day of Spring

Officially, today is the beginning of Spring. So in Minnesota that means that it’s cold and we’re experiencing snow. That’s just how we roll here. […]

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Cold fog

This morning on my run the temps were in the mid 20s, which was awesome. It also meant that all our recent snow was starting […]

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An Ice Palace walk

Over lunch today I decided to finally head over and check out the Ice Palace at Rice Park. Growing up in Saint Paul in the […]

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Some Trooper Photos

Last night I had the honor of photographing my good friend Michael in his newly minted Stormtrooper outfit. He’s had a long standing ambition to […]

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Hummingbirds!

Down in Vegas there are lots of hummingbirds. Where we were staying had a hummingbird feeder right outside the patio. This afforded me the ability […]

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Plants of the desert

Over the past few days I’ve had the opportunity to shoot some pics of the various plant life in the desert outside Vegas. It’s still […]

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Bighorn Sheep in Boulder

The other day we were in Boulder City, NV, which is the town that was created to support to the building of the Hoover Dam. […]

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Haze over Vegas

I’ve got some stories to share from our trip out west, and in particular a story about trying to climb Black Mountain. I’ll save that […]

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Testing the sled harness

On Sunday the temps rose in to the mid teens, and I was feeling antsy, so it was a perfect time to pull out my […]

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Missing snow

So far this winter, the Twin Cities are down 18 inches of snow that we should have gotten. It’s made for a very dry year […]

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The beauty of winter

Last week the historic Grain Belt sign was due to be relit. I’ve been wanting to get down to take some pics of it, but […]

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2017 Photography Review

Photo posts on this blog are a common sight. I’ve put up 78 different posts tagged with “photography” in the past year alone. Sometimes it […]

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Cold morning sunrise

I went out for a run at Elm Creek Saturday morning and managed a really nice 8.8 mile loop of the singletrack. Since I was […]

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A lonely, perfect, snowman

This morning I headed out for a 4 mile run nice and early. This route takes me past a big park and some ball fields […]

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Iowa at sunrise

I’m down in Iowa for a bit this weekend and got a chance to snap this sunrise shot. It was a cool crisp morning and […]

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