Finding Balance 2020, General

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 inches of wet fluffy flakes while there are still some leaves on the trees. In fact, it was that dichotomy that got me to grab my camera and take some […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

A quick blog check-in

One may think that because of the pandemic and working from home full time, that you end up with all kinds of extra time to tackle all those big projects you’ve been planning. However, in reality, I’m still working, just as much as I did before. I have a little more time from not commuting, […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

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 to get some great shots of one of the visitors. He battled another bird for control of the feeder, because apparently they don’t like to share. I’m posting the entire […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Dreary rainy day

I had Friday off of work to get some work done on some personal projects. It’s a rainy and dreary day which means that there’s not much incentive to spend much time outside. The November chill, combined with a constant mist, emphasizes that we’re not going to be getting any warmer. In some ways I […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Mississippi Valley Wildlife Refuge

Because this week is the week of the Superior Fall Trail Race, you’re going to be seeing a bunch of photos posts. One of the first ones is from when we took the boys out for some fresh air this past weekend. ¬†We opted to check out the Mississippi Valley Wildlife Refuge. While there I […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Blue Jay

We had a new visitor to the bird feeder recently. A big ol’ blue jay decided to partake of a meal. I love how blue and bright their feathers are this time of year. Truly stunning.

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Sparrows

Taking a break from talking about my weekend camping trip, I wanted to share a great shot I got of a male and female sparrow eating at our new bird feeder in our front yard. I put up a feeder recently, since my wife is really crazy about birds, and I’ve taken to leaving my […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Easter Vegas vacation, day 4

Our final day in Vegas was subdued. Our flight left late afternoon, so there really wasn’t a lot of time to do big adventures. I started out the morning with a 4 mile run along the wash, however this time I took a different fork and ran along the south side instead of the north. […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Trying out a zoom

Obviously, my next few posts will probably feature some pictures with my new camera. Today I tried out the 55-210 lens that I got. This is a shot of a bird in a tree. There’s more in the Flickr album as well.

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