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Kip’s Comments 4-6-21

  Recognize This? Chances are, not too many people will recognize what I am about to share with you. What is this? Scroll down for the answer.                            What you are viewing is a close-up image of the upper mandible of a large …

Wood Ducks on Log - Image 646693 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-9-20

  Natural Art Between Point A and Point B and Back to Point A Following a couple of storms that passed through the area, including one with hail, the sun came out to cook Northeast Iowa with high temperatures and high humidity. I used the sunny afternoon as justification to go paddling on a creek …

Grandson with Bluegill - Image 641030 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 6-28-20

  Making Memories We had such a fun weekend camping with family and friends at Wilder Park this weekend. From prairie walks to fishing in the ponds (several times), we all had a good time.    Over the past days I had many opportunities to create pleasing images. It was fun indeed, but of all …

Snail Shell - Image 638178 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 6-5-20

  Whew Did That Stink and Still Does This morning I enjoyed a quiet day of paddling at Sweet Marsh. Winds were calm, the water was nearly smooth, and other than aquatic vegetation to work through, the process was nearly effortless. That was my kind of an “on the water” outing!          …

Male Dickcissel - Image 636627 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-27-20 and 5-28-20

  Two Full Days The past two days have been a whirlwind of work activity due to COVID-19. We (local Public Health, EMA, National Guard in partnership with IDPH and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management) conducted mass testing of long-term care facility workers. The days began early and ended late, but we accomplished much.  …

A Picture a Day – April 2020

  April 2020   April 30, 2020 – Killdeer on Nest:     April 29, 2020 – American Goldfinch at Feeder:     April 28, 2020 – Trout Lily (Dogtooth Violet):     April 27, 2020 – Smooth Green Snake:     April 26, 2020 – Brown Snake Knot:     April 25, 2020 – …

A Picture A Day – February 2020

  February 2020   February 29, 2020 – Barred Owl in Tree:     February 28, 2020 – Mallard Taking Flight From Ice on Cedar River:     February 27, 2020 – Adult Bald Eagle in Snowy Field:     February 26, 2020 – Great Horned Owl on Nest:     February 25, 2020 – …

A Picture A Day – January 2020

  January 2020   January 31, 2020 – Covey of Gray Partridges:     January 30, 2020 – Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant:     January 29, 2020 – Red Squirrel:     January 28, 2020 – Horned Lark in Snow:     January 27, 2020 – Opossum in Winter:     January 26, 2020 – Northern …

Grandsons at the "Waterfall" - Image 602247 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 12-24-19

  The Boys and Me During this holiday season we have been treated to extended visits with our kids and grandkids. Our granddaughter spent quality time with her grandma and aunt today. Our mobility and gravity challenged youngest grandson spent time with his only girl cousin, his grandma, and his mother. I was fortunate to …

A Picture A Day – November 2019

  November 2019   November 30, 2019 – Decorating a Christmas Tree Tradition:     November 29, 2019 – Posing during Hide and Seek at Wapsie Pines Tree Farm:     November 28, 2019 – Ice Art:     November 27, 2019 – Babcock Woods with Snow:     November 26, 2019 – Bald Eagle …