Summertime Whitetail

IMG_3259-1©Northern WI Whitetail Deer


Foggy fenceline

Extremely foggy morning.  Overpass fence.  Rhinelander, WI, USA.

Extremely foggy morning. Overpass fence. Rhinelander, WI, USA.

Train Trax

Misty morning at the trax.  Woodboro, WI, USA

Misty morning at the trax. Woodboro, WI, USA

A photo I see as a parallel to life itself, and my own in particular;  A fuzzy past, an unclear future, with a very narrow depth-of-field relative to true vision and understanding.  This should not be interpreted as a negative, for it is not.  It is extremely positive, and realistic.  There was a point when the future was ‘certain’. Then wisdom struck, experiences occurred, and things were not what they seemed, what they would become.  Things are great now.  Challenges never cease.  The future ain’t what it used to be.  That’s probably a good thing. 🙂

Photojournalism #rhinelander #WI #fire


Vehicle in flames


Rhinelander Fire Dept arrives and knocks flames down quickly


It is quite likely they just saved the home as well

I’m usually a studio and nature guy – – but I’ve been making the foray into photojournalism of late.  This brief incident fell into my lap when a vehicle in the neighbor’s driveway caught fire.  Mad props to the crew of the Rhinelander, WI Fire Dept. for getting there quickly and saving the home.  Story as reported at by Mr. Lane Kimble:

More unedited photos can be viewed at in the “fire” gallery…password “fire”

Fire destroys car on Hemlock Street Thursday evening Submitted: 03/14/2013
RHINELANDER – Someone visiting a home on Hemlock Street in Rhinelander will need to buy a new car. Fire completely destroyed the vehicle parked at 409 Hemlock Street early this evening.
Video was sent to us by Zak Sarkauskus.
Fire fighters responded around 5:35 p.m. The entire vehicle, from the windshield back was on fire. Crews were able to put it out within 15 minutes.
The damage extended to the house too. The vinyl siding melted. Fire fighters went inside the home to make sure no one was hurt.
The car was not running at the time. The fire department says there’s no way of telling how it started because it’s burnt so badly.
(Photos courtesy of Jamii Sarkauskas at

Lily the Boxer II

This is Lily.  She is my Boxer, and a fave subject

This is Lily. She is my Boxer, and a fave subject

Lily is a goof, like a lot of dogs, and pretty much every Boxer I’ve ever met.  She sleeps on her back a lot, waits for the cat to enjoy her food and water before she partakes, and sleeps directly on top of houseguests.  She’s a favorite subject of mine because of her idiosynchratic, goofy nature, as well as her uncanny ability to actually perk up and recognize that the camera puts her at the center of attention.  She just celebrated her 2nd birthday by sharing cake and Slim Jims™ with me.  Her mom was not impressed, worried that the Slim Jims™ would wreak gastrointestinal havoc (they didn’t), and upset that “sharing” cake actually meant Lily standing against the countertop to lick frosting off a cake actually prepared for MY birthday, which was the following day.  I love Lily.

Maggie the “Piggy”

This is Maggie.  She's a handful.

This is Maggie. She’s a handful.


Maggie is a very photogenic pup.  She’s extremely high-energy and will run until her legs get noodly and she falls over.  She’s also the only one that can wear out my boxer.