• Animals,  Birds,  COVID 19,  Family,  photography,  Travel

    Lake Woodruff – Florida Nature at It’s Best

    Every year around the holidays or school vacation, my family would head south to Florida to get out of the snow and spend time with my father and wife, Nancy. This year was an exception because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, I get the call that no one likes to get; a family member is in the hospital. In this case, it was my dad, after suffering from a major stroke.  My oldest daughter, Chelsea, and I made the trip to Florida, and we were able to spend some time with dad before he passed after a second major stroke.  When I got my first digital DSLR and jumped back…

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    COVID 19,  Family,  Hiking

    A Day at Camp Coniston

    Last weekend, my family and I spent a day at Camp Coniston in Croydon, NH. Usually, the 1200 acre camp on Lake Coniston would be full of young campers spending two weeks out of their fleeting summers learning new activities like archery and horseback — but due to COVID-19, the camp was closed for this season. However, Camp Coniston was generously open for families to safely and responsibly enjoy instead. The day we went was mostly set aside for Lebanon, NH residents. Each family had a personal cabin for changing, and there were many activities available to enjoy; such as paddleboarding, archery, and swimming. I took the opportunity to hike…