Whitetail Deer at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 473533 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-23-17

  Happy Thanksgiving To All! On this Thanksgiving Day, like all of the previous Thanksgiving Days, I have much to be thankful for. Since our last Thanksgiving holiday much has happened that I appreciate, so much so that I cannot begin to list everything. Is life perfect, of course not, none are. But, even with …

Male Northern Shoveler in Non-breeding Plumage - Image 473443 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-22-17

  Merry Christmas From Dick’s Sporting Goods! Helping Wilma, and more (I can’t make this stuff up!) Imagine the tears of excitement and joy that dripped from my and Kristy’s eyes as we opened unexpected deliveries today. Three boxes arrived from destinations unknown, even though we were not expecting anything. We opened the first box …

Whitetail Deer (Doe) at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 473364 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-21-17

  A Doe Deer Day I went out to check on the whitetail doe with container on its face this afternoon. The good news is that I did not find the deer. The bad news is that I did not find the container either. So I don’t know whether the doe has shed the container …

Sweet Water Trail in Autumn - Image 473267 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comment 11-20-17

  Few Leaves and Still Pretty…An Interesting Discussion Throughout my work day I thought often of getting out for a bike ride on today’s very nice “end of November” day. Even though my ride began later than expected, I was still able to enjoy the Sweet Water Trail and Sweet Marsh before the sun set …

Whitetail Deer With Something on Face at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 473083c (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-19-17

  This is Why We Clean Up After Ourselves I had plans today to shoot more pileated woodpecker images, assuming the woodpeckers cooperated. Each inch of me was covered in camo, and not just ordinary camo. Today I worked my way slowly through the Ingawanis Woodlands in my ghillie suit. I certainly blended in well …

A Fifth Birthday

Kip’s Comments 11-18-17

  Our Birthday Girl and a Mousin’ ‘Possum Today we gathered to celebrate our granddaughter’s fifth birthday. Technically, her special day is Monday, but we met today for lunch and celebrating. Her request of Grandma was a Princess Poppy birthday cake. Kristy pulled it off and this is how the finished product looked.    Princess …

Horse in Drizzle - Image 473011 edited (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-17-17

  Inspiration On rainy days that limit my outdoor activities I tend to spend time reading obscure articles/watching similar videos that I typically would not have enough time to enjoy. Such was the case today as I read an article written by Outside Magazine. Outside Magazine followed seven people in their quest to hike the …

Pileated Woodpecker at Ingawanis Woodlands - Image 472823 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-16-17

  The Stories I Can Tell Sometime down the road, hopefully a long time away, I may be dependent on others. When I share my life experiences, at least what I remember, I may tell the story of today. Even I find parts of today’s events hard to believe.            This …

Tired Windmill - Image 472746 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-15-17

  If Only This Windmill Could Talk If only this tired windmill could talk… imagine the stories that would be told. Think of the hot summer days, cold winter nights, and threatening thunderstorms that passed overhead. We would know of the birds that perched on it or the wildlife that paused under it. Maybe we …

Autumn Leaves - Image 472723 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 11-14-17

  It is Well… Dark, cloudy days tend to be downers on this fellow’s spirit. As I was listening to music samples for a special project, I stumbled upon what may be the most heartfelt, sincere version of the song “It is Well With My Soul” written by Horatio Spafford and sung by Jeremy Riddle. …