I am a retired educator with a passion for outdoor activities and nature study. Early on, graduate studies and seasonal work provided a foundation in forest science, wildlife management and ecology. I started my full-time career in the Forest Technology program at the Mont Alto Campus of Penn State and completed the 37- year journey as professor emeritus in the Environmental Science department at Morrisville State College in central New York. I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, fly-fishing, nature study and related outdoor activities. Nature photography has always been a strong interest, and in retirement has risen to the top. I decided to create a blog as a means of integrating my educational background, experiences and passions into a photo journal that could be shared with others. Currently, most of my entries reflect experiences in central New York and, to a lesser extent, northern and western Pennsylvania. All photographs were taken by me and are my exclusive property.