Category Archives: Nature

NAT GEO Songs of the Humpback Whale Vinyl Record

The National Geographic magazine was founded in 1888 as a scholarly journal, nine months after the establishment of the society, but is now a popular magazine. In 1905, it began including pictures, a style for which it has become well-known. … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Disneyland’s Pile of Pachyderms

How many Disney elephants can you name? Dumbo. Colonel Hathi. Tantor. Heffalumps. Bing Bong? And how about those Pink Elephants certain Disney characters saw when a little tipsy! Yup, they count. And then there’s these guys: This likely depicts the … Continue reading

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Melody House ‘Adventures in Sound’ LP Record

I collect vintage sound effect albums. Discovering how the sounds heard in old radio programs or animated cartoons were created is just too much fun to miss! Usually I find official soundtracks from actual sound effects studios, but this time, … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: The Killdeer’s Natural Camouflage

Can you spot what is in this picture? It, or they (that’s a hint) are so well hidden, it might take a thrice to find them (that’s another hint): While walking to my car one sunny day I was engaged … Continue reading

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tapestry Wall Hanging

I have fond memories of our first few trips to Walt Disney World in Florida starting in 2006. It was a simpler time with less need for planning and reservations when one could spend time just taking it all in! … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Cows Wrestle at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For a photographer, being at the right place at the right time is awesome! That was the case when I saw two cows wrestle at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Knowing that I am likely the only person to have this shot … Continue reading

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Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories LP Record

Walt Disney presents Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories in this LP record format. We have two so-so stories narrated by the preeminent voice-over artist Sterling Holloway. Only one of the stories gets the cover, that being ‘The Elephant’s Child’, or … Continue reading

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Places: ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ Promotional Booklet

Old promotional booklets are a wonderful way to see what a place in the world was like ‘back in the day’, as it were. Hawaii has always been an exotic location that many want to visit, me included, but likely … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Butchart Gardens Focus Study

We paid a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens back in the Fall of 2021. With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming this space into a beautiful garden haven, overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Peeking Sheep at Greenfield Village

You’ve heard of a Peking Duck. But have you ever heard of the elusive Peeking Sheep? I found one at the Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. Sometimes you have to plan a shot. It can take hours, days, or weeks … Continue reading

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