• Kip’s Comments 12-13-19

       Another Season Coming Up and Watching Today I wandered a local timber for a brief amount of time looking for one of three whitetail bucks. My hope was I would find at least one of them that survived the first whitetail shotgun season. No big bucks were seen, but I did find plenty of …

  • Kip’ Comments 12-12-19

       Miniature Acorns I am familiar with an oak tree that produced very tiny acorns this past year. When researching the small nuts, I can find pictures of similarly sized acorns, but no explanation for their diminutive size. Unless this size is species-dependent, I wonder if the acorns aren’t sub-sized due to growing conditions earlier …

  • Kip’s Comments 12-11-19

      Challenging to Get There, But Worth It On a whim I decided to surprise my daughter and her boys, along with my wife who was visiting them in Central Iowa. Nobody knew I was going to drive down today. The trip from Tripoli was interesting with the snow and icy roads. In fact, when …

  • Kip’s Comments 12-10-19

      One of the Primary Colors As a conference call this afternoon was wrapping up, I noticed a bright color outside the window. With today’s sunshine and blue sky, this vivid primary color was hard to ignore, especially since it was so close. I was being treated to a visit by one of our hungry …