The Sparks in the Middle of Pandemic

Based on Zodiac year 2020 is the year of rat (鼠), based on the Heavenly Stem order year 2020 is "庚".  As a result year 2020, according to Chinese, should be year of "庚子鼠". Historically some unusual (mostly unfortunate) events occurred within such a timely coincidence (Half - Year Review). Since the beginning of 2020, … Continue reading The Sparks in the Middle of Pandemic

Who Has Stolen My Apples?

The family farm located at Northern Wisconsin has producing apples for many years. By late fall of 2020 we were expecting a lot of big and sweet apples as before, but we were disappointed. The apples on the trees looked beautiful but small and tasted very sour. Where are those big and sweet apples? After … Continue reading Who Has Stolen My Apples?

Then and Now

I formed a dream to travel around the world before I die, so I made a plan to visit at least one new place each year. According to Chinese traveling ten-thousand miles is equivalent to reading ten-thousand books. Traveling is a process of learning new things and uncovering previous unknowns, especially through my camera lenses. … Continue reading Then and Now

Finally Caught by Me!

I knew there are numerous animals wondering around in our backyard and neighborhood, I have always wanted to catch them into my camera. But they are too shy to keep close to us. I recently learned that there is an equipment - trail camera or game camera, which is mounted to a tree. When a deer or … Continue reading Finally Caught by Me!

A Temporary Hideaway Place

What if we have to move long distance twice per year? In that case we can't have any belongings except a few close family members who are also willing to move with us. Sandhill cranes, as well as many other species, have been following such a yearly routine through their lifetime. In the middle of … Continue reading A Temporary Hideaway Place

Walking in Countryside

Park Falls is a small town located at Northern Wisconsin and surrounded by endless fields. It is more like a countryside, instead of a city. With much less population density and pollutions caused by disappearing local industries, people can enjoy view over great farmlands during the daytime and magnificent galaxies at night. For me driving … Continue reading Walking in Countryside

Walking in the Fall Atmosphere at Copper Falls State Park

The past weekend was the autumn peak time at Northern Wisconsin. The temperature was about 10 degree lower compared at Minneapolis / St. Paul areas. After close to four hour driving, I finally arrived at Copper Falls State Park. It was the second time for me to visit there, last time was at the end … Continue reading Walking in the Fall Atmosphere at Copper Falls State Park