A Peaceful Morning at Eau Galle, Wisconsin

✍️ 🕑 • Series: Go West, Young Lad • Tags: bird photographyforest walkslakesWisconsin • Places: Eau Galle Lake

Roadways between the interstate and rural Wisconsin.
Roadways between the interstate and rural Wisconsin.

My milkshake was unfinished.

The lumps wouldn't make it up my straw.

Night had long since fallen by the time I made it to the Highland Ridge Campground.

I picked the spot (near the Eau Galle Lake in Wisconsin) because it had some nearby hiking trails, a lake, and it seemed good for birding. And, it had a few nice, tent-specific campsites. And, of course, it was well-situated for my next and final urban friend visit.

I accidentally circled the campground road twice, struggling to make out the signage specifically for the tent sites which were genuinely hard to see from the road, but easily making out the signs for each irrelevant (to me) car site.

2021 -> 2022

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Good lord.

I may have finally become the sort of person who writes self-reflections and resolutions in the hopes of having a more productive, well-adjusted year in which I achieve goals. Yuck!

Unfortunately, I'm guilty as charged. So without further ado, here is... my reflection.

Dead End Street Scribble Scribble
Dead End Street Scribble Scribble

Corporate Espionage (Music Video)

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I made a music video out of footage that I shot whilst driving from Pennsylvania to Washington State.

I think it's amongst the best songs that I've written. In fact, it's one of the very, very few that can be classified as an earnest and heartfelt love song...

Here it is:

Corporate Espionage (Music Video)
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For more information on locations & travels, check out posts in the series, "Go West Young Lad".

And continue reading for the full lyrics...

52 Frames (December 2021)

✍️ 🕑 December 2021 • Series: 52 Frames • Tags: night photographyVolunteer Park

Here it is. My final blog post of 2021. And, unsurprisingly to anyone who has paid attention to my "last post of the month" for the last year, it's a post about 52 frames.

I have now succeeded in completing 52... nay, 53 weekly photographic challenges.

I can crown myself a more experienced photographer who has tried and learned a few approaches.

Additionally I can appoint myself the role of "lazy bones" who sometimes puts in the bare minimum in order to complete an assignment. (Bet literally every teacher I've ever had, but particularly those from grades Kindergarten through 10 would agree...)

There are some weeks where my focus wasn't really on photography, but there are some others with some good results. Generally the quality of the result was related to the quality of effort I put in.

Who'da thunk?

My 11-hour 16.7 mile Haleakala Crater Hike

✍️ 🕑 • Series: Maui 2021 • Tags: volcanoesstrenuous hikessacred placessunsetsNational ParksHaleakala National Park • Places: Haleakala

More of this shall follow
More of this shall follow

2021 is almost wrapping up, and I have a lot of pictures I haven't edited or organized, and events I haven't written about.

That's okay!

I'll do it someday... Or, never... It doesn't really matter.

But it would be a tragedy if I didn't write about my favorite hike of the year and one of the single most spectacular places I visited before 2021 ended.

So here goes.

Warning: a quadrillion images will ensue...