• What really happened?

    The patient wildlife photography way … I get a tip from a friend about an eagle that frequents a secluded spot and immediately check it out. I find the eagle and start preparations. During the night, I set up my blind and crawl into it during the early morning hours. For three days I sit… Continue Reading

  • The other side of cute

    I decided, after the fact, that this is my third post in a series on cuteness. The first post was the adorable sea otter pup which is universally loved. The second post featured the unique American coot chick which gets either cute or ugly responses – its beauty must be an acquired taste. Today’s post features… Continue Reading

  • Are coot kids cool?

    It’s easy to overlook American coots since they seem to inhabit every bit of water around the countryside. Their plentiful numbers indicate they have no trouble raising their young. It took a few springs but I eventually noticed something unusual about coot kiddies. They all look adopted. Those little coots are the most amusing and… Continue Reading

  • How to cook a tantalizing blog

    Serving size: one creative blog with beauty and wit Yield: potential viral number of views Ingredients 1 large germ of an idea 7 cups of original storyline 1 dash of krahnpixian powder 3 slices of self-deprecating humour 2 -3 processed photos 1-2 captions Instructions Mix idea germ and 1 cup of storyline in a large… Continue Reading

  • Sentinels on duty

    It’s a common sight. A hawk stands motionless on a post, piercing eyes scanning the territory like a sentinel on duty. Clearly there are dangers lurking on the prairies that we know not of. I am thankful for the protection. As summer gives way to winter, sentinels perform a changing of the guard without pomp… Continue Reading

  • Sleepy encounters

    My first sighting of sea otters was rather different than I expected. First of all they were huge! I’ve seen river otters before but this was a whole different weight class. A head to head encounter in water could be an eyebrow raising experience. I also expected to see constant motion with adept swimming and… Continue Reading