• Kip’s Comments 4-5-20

      Prairie Bathing A friend of my recently published a book title “Forest Bathing” that talks about the health and psychological benefits of time spent in the outdoors. I agree wholeheartedly with Suzanne’s thoughts.        For years I have been practicing my version of “forest bathing” or outdoor bathing or whatever formal name …

  • Kip’s Comments 4-4-20

      Fungi, Macro Scenes, Birds, and a Little Heat Wow, what a day of doing things (alone and away from all others).      My day began with a long hike to check on the heron rookery I found yesterday. Actually, I wanted to see if I could find the nests again today after stumbling …

  • Kip’s Comments 4-3-20

      Scenes From a Hike Due to not so nice weather conditions – gray sky and drizzle – I did not go on the water today. Instead I enjoyed a walk in the woods.      Walks in the woods this time of year can be rather uneventful. Few, if any wildflowers have popped up …

  • Kip’s Comments 4-2-20

      It Has Been A Couple of Years According to my photography database, I see red-breasted mergansers maybe every couple of years, and sometimes even less often. Today was my first sighting of the bird species for 2020. When I saw them, the two mergansers were not real close, but they were near enough to …