Tulips + Ducks.

Spring time has definitely been showing its face around my side of town. Warmer temperatures, flowers blooming, and lots of birds flying around. Today we explored the lake near our home and saw the usual suspects, except a Great Blue Heron flew over our heads. These are my favorite species of bird. So graceful in … Continue reading Tulips + Ducks.

Mamiya C33.

A few years ago, I inherited a Mamiya C33 from my father in law. He retrieved it from a friend he knows in Iowa for free. He then asked me if I wanted it, but explained that it didn’t work. I took it as I love vintage cameras, especially TLR’s. If you’ve never held one … Continue reading Mamiya C33.

Wood Duck.

This morning, my son and I were able to get up close and personal with a wood duck. There is a pond near our home, which is home to about 5 groups of wood ducks. Today they were out of the water, which is pretty cool to see. My son really enjoys seeing them and … Continue reading Wood Duck.


This morning we saw birds. After a little bit of snow yesterday and very cold temperatures, the sun returned and so did the birds. I realized this morning, that I love to photograph birds. I knew I always enjoyed watching birds and creating images of them, but I realized that I LOVE it. It’s peaceful, … Continue reading Birds.

Weeping Willow.

We explored a new area near our home, where a willow tree and magnolia tree reside. There is something special about a willow tree. ┬áMaybe it’s the long strands or size of the leaves, I’m not sure, but they are fun to look at and admire. My son has grown to love these guys and … Continue reading Weeping Willow.


Today I spotted Hooded and Common Mergansers. Then I heard my wife from across the pond yell, Kingfisher as I saw him fly across the pond. My son yelled out Wood Duck in his 4 year old excitement. It hit me right away, that we are a group of nerds. Bird nerds. Nature nerds. Whatever. … Continue reading Merganser


The month of April has started off very pleasant in our neck of the woods. Making for great nature walks and bird watching. Our grass is slowly turning green in areas and the trees are full of buds. This morning’s nature walk was a warm one. We brought the jackets, but after about 5 minutes … Continue reading April.