What we need most…Prayer

Wisdom from above is first of all innocent. It is also peaceable, lenient, docile, rich in sympathy and the kindly deeds that are its fruits, impartial and sincere. The harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.

James 3:17-18

Black & White

I was watching a video about the great Ansel Adams, photographer.
He did most (all?) of his photography in black & white, mostly landscapes.
Kinda gave me the itch to do a little myself. I’ve always liked black & white.
Seems less distracting somehow.

Walking in the park, I found this fella just strummin’ and singin’ !

“Fear not…I have overcome the world”

On that day I will raise up

the fallen hut of David;

I will wall up its breaches,

   raise up its ruins,

   and rebuild it as in the days of old,

That they may conquer what is left of Edom

   and all the nations that shall bear my name,

   say I, the Lord, who will do this.

Amos 9

A new trail opened in LaCrosse so just had to go explore! Still a little rough. The foliage hasn’t quite filled in yet. But life is peaking through.

Lazy Summer on the River

Beautiful day on the Mississippi River. The clouds are spectacular!

Ahhh…farm country!!!

Parked along the road shooting farm scenery when this fella came cruisin’ by…

No worries!

As the Aussies (Austrailians) say, “No worries”.

The hype and fear mongering of the news media are meaningless.

Here is the truth, from the Liturgy of the hours yesterday morning:

“The sufferings of the present are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed in us. Indeed, the whole created world eagerly awaits the revelation of the sons of God. Creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but by him who once subjected it; yet not without hope, because the world itself will be freed from its slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.“

Romans 8:18-21

Walking in the wilderness, nature is still here, laughing at us in our paranoia….


I’ve seen this creek near my home many times, but when you take a long exposure shot of it, the look is totally different! These were using about a 2 minute exposure time (shutter speed)

Simple Life

Things are simple here in “Fly Over Country”. I’ve actually gotten mail addressed simply to “Dan Mckenzie, Hokah, MN”.

Grandson fishing in the local fishing hole.

On the Prairie

Out walking on the Prairie north of LaCrosse, Wisconsin today. From a distance it looks kinda boring. But looking up close, many wonders appear! This is the real world, not the fear-filled world the media portrays.

“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

Matt 8: 23

Here’s the whole album:

Summer colors

Walking on the trail to the church at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, WI. Just had to stop and take a shot!

I usually have thieves stealing my bird seed! It’s either the squirrels or raccoons.