Autumn Colors (Leaves) - Image 469917 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-19-17

  Autumn Colors…Happy Birthday Marlene Birthdays are like seasons, each is special in its own way.  Birthdays are blessings to be enjoyed, each and every day! Congratulations on this birthday, a milestone season of your life!    Video Birthday Greeting: Autumn Colors – Happy Birthday Marlene!                   …

Wind Turbine and Rising Sun - Image 469720 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-18-17

  Seeing Green Those who follow this page with any regularity probably recognize that I tend to be aware of my environment – the good and the bad. Early this morning I noticed something that I see often – a mix of “green” energy solutions. In today’s case the sun was rising behind one of …

Sunrise in Rural Iowa - Image 469692 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-17-17

  Not Out in the Light When your work day begins hours before sunrise and ends well after sunset, a person does not have much time for photographs. Today was one of those days. I spoke at the Homeland Security Conference in Ankeny which meant I was on the road when what little light was …

Autumn Leaves Reflecting in Wapsipinicon River - Image 469647 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-16-17

  Working an Idea…Sort Of As the sun was setting tonight, and it seemed to be dropping faster than normal, I was working with my camera along the shore of the Wapsipinicon River. Brilliant yellow leaves lit by the warm, evening sun caught my attention over and over, but no matter what I did, the …

Ingawanis Woodlands in Autumn - Image 469531 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-15-17

  Ingawanis Woodlands in Autumn Early today I went for a hike in the Ingawanis Woodlands. I was dressed in camo from head to toe in hopes that I might sneak up on a whitetail deer or two. Had I been successful, I could just imagine the beautiful image of a healthy buck peaking out …

Amur Maple Leaf in Pine Tree - Image 469364 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-14-17

  Pretty in the Rain Based on weather forecasts for continued rain throughout the day, even though the precipitation was off and on (mostly on), I did not go paddling, hiking, or biking. Without going out “in the wild”, it was tempting to spend the entire day in the house with Kristy, Emerson, and Logan. …

Minnesota 2 Fat Tire Bike at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 469279 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-13-17

  Sweating Out the Details For some time now I have been trying to figure out how to carry a full load of camera equipment and at least minimal camping equipment on my back and on my fat tire bike so I can explore, on wheels, areas of the North Woods where allowed. Today I …

Chickory Blossom - Image 469174 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-12-17

  Symbolic of The Mood My “Crisis in EMS” partner Jim and I spent the afternoon in a very worthwhile meeting with a Representative from Iowa’s Legislature, along with several other key EMS people in the state, and a lobbyist. All of us have a common end goal, but until today we were not sure …

"FungiTree Beast" Large Fungus on Tree - Image 469147 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-11-17

  Image of Creature From the Wapsipinicon River Recorded! I spend much time on the Wapsipinicon River. Sometimes, especially during the dark of night, I hear noises on the river. Often I am unable to identify the source of the noise. Interestingly, I cannot remember the last time I heard an unidentified noise during the …

Wet Autumn Leaf - Image 469061 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-10-17

  That’s It???!!! After almost the entire hours of today’s daylight were blocked by non-stop drippage from the sky, we finally experienced a brief break in the rain/drizzle around dusk. Not wanting to get wet (again), I hustled outside to check the rain gauge and shoot photos. According to my non-scientific measurements, we were the …