I’m pretty excited that our short documentary about beavers returning to the Milwaukee River became front page news! Thanks to everyone who participated in the doc and to Lee Bergquist of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for writing the article. View the story here.
Well, after a few months of shooting and editing, the documentary about beavers returning to the Milwaukee River is complete! I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. Beavers have been returning to Milwaukee’s waterways, but rather than explain why – I’ll let you watch and learn for yourself below.
I think us Midwesterners generally develop an appreciation for the ephemeral. Otherwise we develop winter depression or move. Here are a few friends of mine racing motorcycles on studded tires on the frozen McKinley Marina in downtown Milwaukee. On the other side of the breakwater people are ice fishing. We’ve all got our seasonal loves. Unless we have a February heatwave, I expect the ice should be solid for Slippery Sunday during the weekend of Mama Tried Motorcycle Show (if that’s where they decide the ice racing will take place).
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Chasing the last bit of sunset on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee with @fiddyjoey last night. Unless we have a heatwave, looks like it should be good to ride for @mamatriedshow. . . . . . #iceracing #milwaukee #milwaukeebeautiful #dearmke #motorcycles #sunset #shadows #flattrack #winter #mamatried #mx #adv #iphonephotography
Well I hope you’re not yet sick of my Lake Michigan pictures, because it’s only January and we have a few more months of gorgeous winter icecano shoreline. This is one of about three dozen pictures I took from this vantage point. I knew instantly that this was my favorite by how the waves look like they’re taking a bite out of the icy shoreline while winking at you. The Great Lakes are pretty incredible, I’m fortunate to gaze upon them often.
Another poet can’t make with the poetry, so join me for emergency poetry in Milwaukee. Save the day with me for poetry’s sake! Monday, January 8. Complete details below.
The Lake Michigan shore this morning. It’s been cold in Milwaukee, and icecanos are developing above the beach. Should continue to be a lovely season with lots of opportunities for Great Lakes nature photography.
Well it’s 2018 and my “Poetry 2017” folder has 110 entries in it. Not too bad. Although I expect a few are re-typed versions of things I forgot I already typed. Three more semesters of school and I’ll have the time to start putting out books again.
Here is a poem from last year rendered in slideshow format. Hope you enjoy this little caper. Click the arrow to read the next stanza.
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It's New Years Day and my poetry folder from last year holds 110 entries. I hope you enjoy this little poem caper from 2017. . . . . . #poetry #poem #poetsofinstagram #slampoetry #typewriter #font #noir #words #type #freeverse #omypoetry #newyears #cars #caper #whodunnit #royaltypewriter #royalquietdeluxe #design #graphicdesign