Fine Days

Oh how fast the fine days of autumn hurry toward the fourth season (I didn’t say it!). I want to share some autumns thoughts, just between you and me. My first thought is that nature is sure in a hurry these days. Every bush, tree, insect, bug and animal is preparing.  Even the farmers areContinue reading “Fine Days”

A Real Christmas Tree

Bare, exposed, small, fragile and seemingly a random plant in a crick of a rock. At our lowest point of life we have more going for us than this tree. At our best we have no more significance than this little tree in the wilderness. I can only imagine the root system it takes toContinue reading “A Real Christmas Tree”

In The Wilderness With a Gun and Camera

When I hunt I carry a gun and a camera. With the gun I harvest food. With the camera I capture emotion and document a slice of what my eyes have seen. I am glad that most people on this planet will never see these places so one can be alone. I am a long waysContinue reading “In The Wilderness With a Gun and Camera”

Bye for now

I admired the sunrise this morning. I get to see the daylight come each week day as I drive east to my day job. I have this underlying quest to have several ingredients be a part of each of my days given me on this earth. One is to greet the morning with a kindContinue reading “Bye for now”

I Dare… Maybe

Not many go here anymore Every time I go by this old farmstead with the trees crowded around and over the entrance, I am reminded how much my life is like this place. The fields still grow some wild grasses and a little alfalfa, the fences are not used for cattle anymore, and the roadsContinue reading “I Dare… Maybe”

Enter the Mentored Mentor

It’s Sunday afternoon with a couple of hours of bright sunlight left. My wife is in a novel for a while, it’s unseasonably warm and the day is too good to stay inside. What does one do in January in northern Minnesota? The list isn’t very long in my case. I do have several passions,Continue reading “Enter the Mentored Mentor”

Lost Again… and other circular patterns.

I stayed out too late. The sun had set almost 2 hours before and the night was totally black but for a few stars seen through a haze overhead. It didn’t take me long to realize I would get lost quickly as I set out to find the truck less than a half mile awayContinue reading “Lost Again… and other circular patterns.”

How do you greet the morning?

Like fire in the sky the day came in a wonderment of colors. The clouds picked up and threw the reds at our little place in northern Minnesota. I put my coffee on the railing by the front door and snapped a few shots of the morning skyline by the drive. Nothing would be crossedContinue reading “How do you greet the morning?”

The Dark Side of Light

I often contemplate concepts too big to fully grasp. Sitting in the dark while waiting for the light is a part of hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and much of the outdoor world that I love. I memorized a verse (John 1:5 in the Bible) and have thought about the multiple meanings of darkness not being ableContinue reading “The Dark Side of Light”

Ever feel like you are different?

While traveling in Colorado I took this shot because, well, I relate somehow. One Sheep is different but still part of the flock. I guess what makes me feel different the most is when I act impulsively. Maybe it’s a part of being on the high-end of the accident prone scale. Add a  risk taking highContinue reading “Ever feel like you are different?”