Backlit Leaf (481216) - Image 481227 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 1-13-18

  Seeing a Bunch of Them As Kristy and I were on a drive yesterday we counted the number of hawks we spotted along the roadsides. Even though it was cold, there were plenty to be seen. We don’t know if the sunshiny day brought them out for easier hunting or if it was something …

Wind and Solar Power at Sunrise - Image 346768

Kip’s Comments 11-24-15

  The Promise Of Another Day Every now and then a person needs a “Pick Me Up” to remind them there is a bright future, to hold their chin up, and that today is a new day. As I was driving to work, the following scene stopped me in my tracks. It was nothing I …

Emerson Peaking Through Fence - Image DSC_0343

Kip’s Comments 8-27-15

  Views From the Park Our kids now have a camper and are giving it the initial try this weekend. Kristy and I were at the park with them to enjoy the fun and to see Emerson and Logan. While at the park, I had to shoot some pictures!   I have had very few …

Whitetail Buck - Image 289301

Kip’s Comments 11-29-14

  A Tale of Two Bucks (and a little more) As I headed out for a while today, my intent was to walk the Wapsie Access along the river. When I approached the parking area, I noticed a truck was already there. Not wanting to mess up anyone’s hunt, or worse yet, not wanting to …

Raccoon at Night - Image 287266

Kip’s Comments 11-1-14

The Complexities of Life (Updated) Life is much more complex than we realize. I am not referring to difficult or challenging, but interwoven. So many details must be in place and properly functioning for even the most commonplace activity or species to exist. Early this morning I was out in the timber looking around. Nothing …

Backlit Leaf - Image 236201

Kip’s Comments 1-19-14

Wow, many thanks to all who came out for “Moments With Iowa’s Wildlife – Favorites” at the Twin Ponds Nature Center in Chickasaw County. The room was full, more chairs were brought out, some were standing. Thanks much! Sweet Water Trail – A Winter Snowshoe Hike My impatience got the better of me…I could wait …