• Kip’s Comments 10-3-22

      A Reflective Image – Of “Being” After a long day at the medical center to the north… a day of uneasiness, uncertainty, happiness, and cautious optimism, I took a walk at Sweet Marsh to clear my head of emotions and instead to concentrate on nature. Other than the gazillion tiny, biting no-see-ums, the hike …

  • Kip’s Comments 10-2-22

      A Pleasant Surprise! Over the past couple of days I have been watching several red-breasted nuthatches flitting about in the trees along the Wapsie. The little birds have been regular visitors, so I thought maybe I could photograph them. In fact, my goal for the day was to photograph both the red-breasted nuthatches and …

  • Kip’s Comments 10-1-22

      Quiet Time with #2 Thanks to family schedules that had Grandma and Gramps Grandkid Uber (as our son described us) going today, I was able to spend quality quiet time with my second grandchild this morning. Our agenda, according to him, was to go fishing, go for a hike, and then be at flag …

  • Kip’s Comments 9-30-22

      My Ride for Tonight – Version 2 Yesterday’s post and photo featured my Old Town Discovery 119 Sportsman canoe along the Wapsipinicon River. Tonight’s post will have the same theme but a different canoe.    After a concerning trip to Rochester today, I needed some quiet time on the water to get my thoughts …