A Man and His Birds

In a truly miraculous way, Birds of Prey saved a young man from heading down the road of ill repute. Rodney Stotts of Rodney’s Raptors located in Laurel, Maryland was an endangered youth on the ghetto streets of Washington D.C. At a point in his gun wielding, drug dealing days he realized that the path…

It’s a Bugs World

As a bird photographer, there are seasons where the birds are plentiful and times when the birds are scarce. July and August are months when the migratory birds are nesting in northern regions and the hot days can quell the hardiest nature photographer’s desire to get out. Mid-August is when the butterflies and bugs start…

Some Worlds Seem So Big

Inspiration can be found everywhere if you look. As a photographer and digital artist, we are constantly evolving. It’s up to us to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone and to try new things to keep life interesting. There is nothing more stagnant, more certain to bore you quickly than photographing the same subject…

The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse was the biggest event this summer and perhaps for the past decade except for last year’s Supermoon. Traveling across the country from Oregon to Georgia throughout the day, millions of Americans traveled or stepped outside to witness the joining of the Sun and Moon. You would think that as much as…

A Little of This – a Little of That

It’s been such a busy year that being able to go out on walk-about in my favorite nature haunts hasn’t happened. I miss being able to slow down and get close to nature. Granted I don’t miss the ticks, the mosquitoes the humid mornings in the summer, but I miss it all the same. The…

Fast Little Hummers

It’s been a little while since I’ve spent some time with the tweeties. I’ve had a couple of wonderful adventures but the wildlife were non existent in Paris and elusive and sparse in Maine. It is true that as an artist, and yes…as a photographer I can begin to call myself as a digital artist,…

Lovely Along the Water

At long last I have returned to continue my adventures on Mount Desert Island. It seems that regular life keeps getting in my way, and I get side tracked and distracted all day long. By the time the evening arrives, I’m bleary eyed and ready to just rest to prepare for a new day. Shortly…

Scenic Nature Cruise from Bar Harbor

A true adventurer follows their own path, and in doing so they manage to leave the masses and discover the natural and serene scenes not often seen. My visit to Mount Desert Island in Maine was intentionally designed to avoid the tourist traps and crowds and enjoy the island as a local. That’s not to…

Indian Point Blagden Preserve

The scent of balsam fir, and the flute sounds of the Swainson’s thrush grace my footsteps as I walk down the trail in Indian Point Blagden Preserve on Mount Desert Island, Maine. This moss-filled forest that leads to Western Bay was donated to the Nature Conservancy in 1968 by Donald and Zelina Blagden. The 110…

My Stars in Acadia National Park

With the growth of industrialization and human population over the planet, the ability to find a dark sky is becoming even harder and harder. To think that many children are now growing up and aren’t able to see the night sky filled with stars and planets like some of us that had the privilege to…