Welcome to my blog where I periodically post musings about my photography work, nature photography in general, and the natural history and ecology of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Most of the photos posted here are housed in the subject matter galleries and may be accessed by clicking on them. Blog photos that don't have another relevant gallery are located in the Blog Only gallery.


Chain in MossChain in MossCommon haircap moss with chain from an old logging dray (sled or sledge)

Infrastructure: Big Creek Homestead Garden Shed

October 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
INFRASTRUCTURE: Big Creek Homestead Garden Shed My late summer and early fall was consumed building our new garden shed/outhouse/greenhouse/solar shower. The shed's multiple functions will make working around the homestead easier, and it's construction gave us the chance to salvage some blown-down timber and put some piles of leftover lumber to go...
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Mid-Summer Life at Big Creek Homestead

August 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
As always, there's lots going on in the woods and meadows of Big Creek Homestead. Here are a few photos of the flora & fauna that have caught my attention and some homestead activities of note. After photographing pinesap for my early July blog post, I kept an eye out for a more widely known chlorophyll-less plant commonly known as ghost pipes or I...
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Sunday Morning Road Photography

July 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Many wildlife species are less wary of vehicles than they are of people on foot. In my experience, this is even true of tractors, ATV’s, and bicycles where the human shape is not as hidden as it is in cars or trucks. I have been photographing from my car for years, but not with the main purpose of the drive being to photograph anything. Having rece...
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Serendipitous Summer Stew

July 01, 2021  •  1 Comment
Whereas most of my previous blog posts have been on focused topics, early summer is so rich with life happening that the best way I can think of to update my photographic adventures is to throw a little bit of everything into a kind of serendipitous early summer stew. If this stew needed a name, it would be squirrel stew as a litter of unusually ta...
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National Nature Photography Day 2021

June 16, 2021  •  3 Comments
For National Nature Photography Day yesterday, I took an early morning walk through the meadow and along the creek at Big Creek Homestead. Juvenile red squirrels and cottontail rabbits were about as usual. Chipping sparrows were persistently chipping from the spruce windbreak. An Eastern tent caterpillar was drenched in dew on a rhubarb leaf. In th...
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