Monday, January 30, 2012

Warm Winter Winds

Perhaps it is because the wind can be my nemesis or my friend when I am kayaking I am ever aware of the wind.  Wind is uncontainable and follows no one’s rules…..admirable characteristics to my way of thinking.   So, I am perplexed with the magnitude, grandeur and grace of the wind turbine.   There are three that I acknowledge on my daily journeys; the newest are Chinese in design and tapered and exquisite in form.  I’ve been inquiring about the opportunity to experience viewing the world from the top of one.  Imagine being 400 feet in the air with a 200 foot propeller rotating next to you!  Imagine the view!  Imagine the experience if it were especially windy!  Many questions come to mind.  How long does it take to climb that far?  Another question has come to me recently:  What happens if a wind turbine is hit by a tornado……it can’t be good……

                                  I am mesmerized by these behemothic, yet elegant structures.      

Sunday, January 29, 2012

End of the Day

"May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder." ~ John O'Donohue, Celtic Poetic

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Church on the Hill

                                                                          Sunset Hill

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wind Power

Clean Power - and Pretty too!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Three Chimney Barn

   An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
    ~Henry David Thoreau

Morning Light

Blogspot Photos...

                                                                        Country Sunrise

                                                                          Party Boats

White Ibis

                                                               Peace Tree - Sunset Magic

Sunday, January 15, 2012


'Iceboat' - A boat, similar to a sail boat but fitted with skis, is designed to sail over the hard ice.  
Certain factions of the Skunk River Paddlers designed, built, and - today - launched their own version. 

 It worked pretty well despite the warming temperatures.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sands Of Time

“We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say good-bye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can't turn the hourglass over.”    ~Anonymous

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Hummingbird Story

                                                   A good story.  Be sure to listen to the music:

Video was forwarded to me from the Vermin Whisperer....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

8th Annual New Year's Day CIP Paddle

Happy New Year!  2012 is going to be a great year!

There are two excellent write-ups about today's exhilarating I will refer you to Todd Robertson's blog and let you look forward to Steve's write up in the CIP newsletter.