A hawk and a blue sky

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I took this photo a few years ago. This hawk was clearly hunting. It was early in the day, I was hunting with my camera.  

A few days ago, we were at the Greene in Beavercreek and a hawk, slightly smaller than this one, flew right in front of us. It had caught a rodent and was flying with it’s freshly caught dinner to someplace to eat.  

Enjoy the day!  

~ Rick  


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And your color is ..

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I love this photo of this blue flower. I took this picture on a hot summer day. The temperature outside as I type this is about 19°F.  Winter will come and go, but true friendships last year around.  

On another topic: The color used to represent prostate cancer is light blue. Breast cancer is pink. What really matters is how many life’s we can save.

I wrote a long post about my experience with prostate cancer. You can read it here. I didn’t write it to talk about my story, but to help someone struggling with a new diagnosis of cancer. We can beat cancer together. 

Have a great day! 

~ Rick


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A race with a Blue Heron

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A few years ago, Teresa and I went to a picnic with some friends from work. As part of the activities, we took a boat ride on Lake Lakengren. As we were making a turn, I saw this Great Blue Heron heading our way. As we accelerated, it flies right up beside us. It was beautiful. I captured a few photos, and then said our goodbyes as it few off into the distance. 

~ Rick


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Tracks for miles ... never give up

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Sometimes you may feel like there is no end in sight. Maybe it’s a problem at work, a major illness at home, or some other perplexing problem. I love the story of J.K. Rowlings (https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-famous-people-who-will-inspire-you-to-never-give-up): 

J.K. Rowling had just gotten a divorce, was on government aid, and could barely afford to feed her baby in 1994, just three years before the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, was published. When she was shopping it out, she was so poor she couldn’t afford a computer or even the cost of photocopying the 90,000-word novel, so she manually typed out each version to send to publishers. It was rejected dozens of times until finally Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, gave it a second chance after the CEO’s eight year-old daughter fell in love with it. 

Rejection is difficult .. and sometimes success feels impossible to achieve. Why was J.K. Rowling successful? She didn’t give up. She continued to try again.

Never give up .. that is the message today. Keep working, move forward, taking even the smallest of steps.   

~ Rick


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Holiday love

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This is Addison, our sixth granddaughters. I am slightly biased, but she is beautiful. Addi has cystic fibrosis. CF is so difficult for me to talk about. I see what it does to everyone involved. I don’t do this often, but during this holiday, consider donating to the cystic fibrosis foundation. They do good work, and every donation counts.  

~ Rick  


Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

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