• You are looking at a Green Heron standing on a log a long side a painted turtle. In the middle of a pond waiting for it's next meal.
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    Green Heron Fishing Alongside A Painted Turtle

    When it comes to fishing, the green heron is very still and patient. While waiting for his prey to swim up to the surface, this particular heron was joined by a painted turtle near his perch on a log in the middle of a pond. green herons are a small heron that are most widely distributed throughout much of the U.S. and up to Canada. Their favorite habitats are near large marshes, streams, and ponds, in fresh or salt water. Description The green heron can range from 15″ to 22″ (38-56cm), which is about crow sized. They are a small dark heron with bright orange or yellowish feet. Their head…

  • You are looking at May's Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse. It's a beautiful orange ball with the earth's shadow beginning to cover the Super Moon.
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    This May’s Upcoming Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse 2021

    May’s Super Blood Moon, also called the Flower Moon, comes with a total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday May 26, 2021. If you’re interested in knowing just what time the Super Flower Blood Moon rises, and when the Lunar Eclipse begins, go to Timeanddate.com, enter your location information, and you’ll get all the information you need about this event.   Super Blood Moon Rising If you’re in Wisconsin and want to watch and/or photograph the Flower Blood Moon rising, it’s scheduled to appear above the horizon at 7:51pm. This will be a spectacular show because it will be the largest and brightest full moon of the year! I’m also hoping this…

  • You are looking at the comet NEOWISE taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. I took it with a long exposure. The comet looks golden with a very long tail of ice and rock.
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    Comet NEOWISE in the night sky

    Comet NEOWISE was an amazing sight to see in the night sky through July. I hope you were able to view it in your area. We had several clear nights with a little haze in the sky, but I was able to get a few photos of this historic event. The comet was first discovered on March 27th by the NEOWISE Space Telescope. It is considered a once in a decade comet and is as large as Mount Everest. NEOWISE, with is long icy tail, was a beautiful sight to behold in the night sky. I took the above photos using my 50mm lens around midnight. My comet chaser and…

  • You are looking at a large group of fireworks in the colors of red, green, orange and yellow. This is to celebrate our fourth of July in the U.S.A.
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    Happy 4th of July Under The Full Moon

    Happy 4th of July to the U.S.A! This is your two hundredth and forty fourth birthday! We the people sure have come a long way since the beginning of it all. While there have been many cancellations with celebrating our traditional 4th of July holiday, many private businesses and citizens have been making their own fireworks shows for the rest of us to see. I think they were even better than what our own city puts on! Since this was a three day weekend, we’ve been lucky enough to see fireworks all the way through the weekend. I’d like to give a big thank you to those who shared their…

  • You are looking at a photo of my dad who was in the First Infantry during the Cold War. This is a dedicated blog post to my father, Happy Father's Day.
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    Happy Father’s Day To All The Dads

    Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other dads out there! I want to dedicate this Father’s Day post to my dad, Robert, or Bob for short. Thank you, Dad, from all of us kids for being there when we needed you. Thank you for being a leader and provider through the years. Our dad grew up on the Bryan family¬†farm in a household of 16, with 14 kids in all. Back in the day, farmers had lots of kids to help with running their farms. I don’t know how my Grandma took care of so many kids, but she did, and did a pretty amazing job! She…