Category Archives: Kayaking

Macro Nature Therapy

If you’ve ever worked with a macro lens on your camera, you know how addictive it can be. It can even change the way you see the world.  Just look at this little  yellow flower, for instance. I found this Black … Continue reading

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Things That Float & Things That Fly

While millions of my fellow Americans spent their time blowing things up this weekend (Happy Birthday, America!), I spent the first two days of the long holiday weekend indoors getting started with packing for my upcoming move to Ohio. Such … Continue reading

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Ah, Back in the Saddle Again

Well, I should say “Back in the Kayak Again.” I eagerly anticipate our maiden voyage each year, that day when we load our boats on top of the car and head out to one of our local lakes for some … Continue reading

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Kayaks, Nesting Birds, and…Trash

We finally got our kayaks in the water this weekend, and it was looong overdue. This spring has been so full of birding and travel that we had let our beloved kayaks sit neglected in the garage. When I realized … Continue reading

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Today was a beautiful day, with temps in the mid 70s (F) and breezes at 15-20 mph. Eric took the day off and we decided to go kayaking. (We’d planned to go yesterday but when we saw that severe thunderstorms … Continue reading

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A Week in the North Woods, Part Two

Ok, here’s the rest of the story about our vacation in Michigan’ s U.P.  I’m going to share more about our bird sightings here and show you pictures, most of which are blurry and/or distant shots, but exciting nontheless. (That … Continue reading

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My Batman Bird

After hiking and biking last weekend, I was longing to get on the water. So after my group photo shoot for my photography class on Saturday morning, Eric and I loaded up the kayaks and headed about 10 miles north … Continue reading

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Today in Pictures, for My Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Wish you could have been here to see what we saw today. Love you!

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First Kayak Outing of 2011 — and Herons too!

Today we took our kayaks to Big Seven Lake in Holly, Michigan. It was one of our favorite lakes to kayak last year, and it didn’t disappoint today either. It’s not too big and not too small — about 180 … Continue reading

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Another Life Bird!

I forced myself to put the camera down today so I could finally wrap up my tax stuff for the year. (I’ve taken procrastination further than ever before this time!)  You know that I love taking pictures of the birds at … Continue reading

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