Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Great Crane Migration - Kearney, Nebraska



These few snapshots offer a bit of insight into the amazing migration of over 500,000 sandhill cranes (above) in the south of Nebraska along the Platte River.  As we drove along the old Lincoln highway #30, and as we approached the city of Grand Island, we were greeted by thousands of snow geese overhead and in the fields (not shown).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lake Superior Shore...the big lake they call gitche gummee


We swam in this lake.  It was early September and the water was like liquid ice.  Like a fool I ran in, yelling and laughing, tripped on the rocks, fell face down in 3 feet of water and would of wailed like a dramatic baby except that all the breath was knocked out of me by my body compressing itself inward from the shock of the cold water.  The water was fresh and clear, unlike Lake Michigan riddled with algae slime and mussels.  We got used to the water, well, kind of, and even tricked a tourist into coming in for a swim.

Saturday, November 12, 2011