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One photo a day challenge: Day 99. Today I was able to visit a place I really enjoy. And the funny part is I have been here plenty and its always a good time. But somehow I am not sure I have ever come here specifically for photography. Spencer Crest Today I spent time on the trails at Spencer Crest Nature Center. I just meandered around and absorbed the nature. My initial… Read More

I spent most of November writing about one of my favorite places, Tanglewood Nature Center, here on the blog. The motivation to write about this place was generated by the fact that they were holding a fundraiser and I wanted to try to play a small part in helping them with that if I could. I wanted to try to draw some attention to the place I enjoy so much and help… Read More

This has been a very interesting experience for me. I have never taken on a course and tried to run it faster and faster over a period of time before. Outside of the few exceptions of some races I have run multiple times over the years, but there aren’t many of those. Running one route 6 times in one month. Trying to get faster and faster each time. This is new. Do… Read More

I have been a fan of Tanglewood Nature Center for a long time now. Finding way to be involved there over there years has been something I have enjoyed. Some of my first ever on display artwork was hung at Tanglewood. I have photographed running there. There is photography available for purchase on my website that when sold I make a contribution to Tanglewood. I have been talking with the staff at… Read More

I love running the Red Trail at Tanglewood. It is probably my favorite trail. I am really enjoying this challenge of running it at a fast pace. It is different than most of my runs here.

I love it when my passions merge into one opportunity. I can put together all the different aspects of my life that I enjoy. It is like the various parts of my life merge and become the person I am supposed to be.  I love photography. I have been doing it for 20 years now.  I love running. I have been running for 7 years now.  I love nature. I have always… Read More

My approach to this series of trail runs has been sub optimal for maximizing performance. Running two hard runs on back to back days is not likely to provide consistently improved performance on each subsequent run. But you run when you can run. It is dark before I leave for work. And it is essentially dark when I get home from work this time of year. So weekends are the time I… Read More

Today I ran the Red Trail at Tanglewood Nature Center. This was my third attempt at running my fastest time on that loop. I had a decent time on my first attempt. On my second attempt I shaved some time off. I thought maybe I could get even a little bit faster. On my third attempt I went out a little later in the day than I would like to because I… Read More

Everyone has to start somewhere. In order to start you have to have opportunity. Tanglewood Nature Center was that opportunity for me. Early in my photography Tanglewood was where I could go to see the natural world. It was here I discovered birds. It was here that I began down the path of discovery that lead me to the photography work I do today. Help support Tanglewood Nature Center so others may… Read More

One of the reasons I love going to Tanglewood Nature Center is for the opportunities for bird watching that the natural areas there provide. Birding There are plenty of opportunities to see all the birds one normally expects to see. However, The environment there provides habitat that is beneficial to birds that are not commonly seen around town.

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