Category Archives: critters

Baby Steps

By S. J. Brown Recently I gave some advice to friend about recovery after surgery, my advice, baby steps, lots and lots of baby steps. No one can recover from surgery overnight. It’s the little improvements, those baby steps that … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, author, Bear, birds, Blog, books, Close Ups & Close Encounters, critters, Ducks, Horses, images, lemurs, Nature, photographer, photographs, photography, photos, S J Brown, s. j. brown, unique, Wild, Wildlife, wildlife photographer, wildlife photographs, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Picking Favorites

By S. J. Brown We all have favorite things, that special gift from long ago, or a place with fond memories. Sometimes our favorite is a sentence that just glides off the tongue and completes a thought. After every photo … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

The car was fully loaded, leaving just enough room for Jay and me.  The back seat held a small cooler for drinks, 2 camera bags, 2 duffle bags, and a bag of snacks.  In the trunk was a large cooler … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, Animals, Art, author, birds, Blog, children's books, close ups, Close Ups & Close Encounters, coot, Cranes, critters, Herons, images, Michigan, Nature, photographer, photographs, photography, S J Brown, s. j. brown, unique, Wildlife, wildlife photographer, wildlife photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Team Work

By S. J. Brown  Like many writers I am a bit of a loner.  I can easily spend large blocks of time alone and be quite content.  I also find that being part of a team can be very rewarding. … Continue reading

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Step Lightly

By S. J. Brown Now that spring has finally arrived everyone is heading outdoors.  There are so many places to explore and discover.  Before you venture out there are a few things to remember.  Don’t forget your bug spray.  There … Continue reading

Posted in animal behavior, animal stories, Animals, author, Authors, Bear, birds, Blog, books, Close Ups & Close Encounters, critters, Deer, Ducks, environment, photographer, photographs, photography, photos, S J Brown, s. j. brown, unique, Walking, Walks, Wild, wild geese, Wildlife, wildlife photographer, wildlife photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Looking Back at 2016

By S. J. Brown Since 2016 is almost over I thought I would reminisce a bit.  For several years I have been sharing my images on Facebook.   I share a new photo each Sunday so there are many photos that … Continue reading

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Monarchs, Milkweed, and Me

By S. J. Brown Saturday morning I will be hosting a group of fellow gardeners on our back deck. We will be talking about Monarch Butterflies.  I began tagging Monarchs three or four year ago and have learned a lot … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game.

By S. J. Brown At some time in our lives we all have to wait. We wait in line at the grocery store, or sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office.  Farmers wait for just the right time … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Art, author, Authors, birds, Blog, Book signing, books, butterflies, canada geese, children's books, chocolate, Close Ups & Close Encounters, critters, environment, Nature, non-fiction stories, photographer, photographs, photography, photos, pictures, S J Brown, s. j. brown, Seasons, seasons, Spring, spring, squrrels, unique, Wild, Wildlife, wildlife photographer, wildlife photographs | 29 Comments

Counting

By S. J. Brown So how was your Valentine’s Day? Did it include candy, a card, flowers and dinner out?  Jay and I celebrate Valentine’s Day in a less traditional way.  Last year it was bitter cold, and windy, I … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Authors, Blog, butterflies, canada geese, children's books, Close Ups & Close Encounters, counting, critters, photographer, photographs, photography, photos, Snow Geese, unique, Valentine's day, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Summers Over

By S. J. Brown Many people mourn the passing of summer, not me. During the hot days of summer I photograph very little. The critters hide deep in the woods to find shelter from the heat. Those that are accessible … Continue reading

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