• Kip’s Comments 8-7-20

      Local Creativity Due to circumstances beyond my control, it does not appear as though I will able to get away too far this summer. The best possibility would be this fall, and that will be only if I am lucky.  Instead of becoming frustrated or terribly discouraged, I have chosen to do what I …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-6-20

      Controlling the Drift Believe it or not, when I left home tonight to go paddling, most of my camera equipment remained in the house. Due to serious distractions as I was packing to leave, I completely forgot to make one last trip inside to grab my gear. So, I had to make due with …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-5-20

      Almost an Anniversary Five years ago on August 16 I fell with my fat tire bike while riding on the dikes at Sweet Marsh. As a result of the fall I suffered a traumatic brain injury, tore the connective tissue in my wrist (repaired with surgery), nearly put my teeth through my lip, laid …

  • Kip’s Comments 8-4-20

      Birds on the Mudflats Since we seldom see rain anymore, our river levels have really dropped. Such conditions are not necessarily good or not necessarily bad (not referring to the impact on crops). High levels and low levels are part of the natural patterns we experience. I prefer low rivers over high flows.    …