Archive for April, 2009

Man vs. Nature?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I do not consider myself to be an artist. If asked, I would say that I am a scientist, both by inclination and training. Nevertheless, as a child, I wrote poetry and short stories and have “played around” with photography off and on for most of my life. Since creativity is the essence of life, […]

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Hello, all. In honor of Earth Day 2009, I would like to share with you one of my favorite poems, The Peace of Wild Things, by Wendell Berry. I hope that you like the poem as much as I do and that you can get outdoors sometime today to enjoy the natural beauty of our […]

Bird Feeder Blues

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Several weeks ago, I was debating (with myself mostly) about whether or not to set up a bird feeder in my new backyard. I was eager to watch and photograph birds as so many bloggers do. I knew that several birds lived not only my yard, but also in dense vegetation close by. Curiosity and […]

Mt. Dora – Sailing Regatta

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

This week, I am sharing a summary I wrote for the South East Volusia Camera Club (SEVCC) monthly newsletter about our Club’s outing April 04th to Mt. Dora, Florida. The day of the SEVCC field trip to Mt. Dora dawned with bright sunshine and no predictions for rain. It was as if we knew that […]

When I received an invitation from the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) to join a guided hike in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, I quickly reserved a spot! Who could turn down a chance to walk through a preserve with such a delightful name? Would participants, all graduates of one or more modules of FMNP, be […]

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