Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Dynamic Great Lakes on Kindle  The Dynamic Great Lakes is $9.95 when ordered for Amazon's Kindle.  The link goes to my Amazon page.

There is a bumper crop of salmon and trout this year since their food base, alewives, is abundant. The Great Lakes are dynamic. Everything changes all the time. In my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes I show how this happens.

 I have a free app on my computer for Kindle. How cool is that?

The Dynamic Great Lakes is also in paperback at many fine stores such as the Bookman in Grand Haven, MI.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian

Research conducted on the Great Lakes is very important.  With the knowledge gained, lets hope that our government has the will to do what is necessary for the sake of our freshwater seas.

The Lake Guardian is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) largest Great Lakes' research and monitoring vessel. It is the only self-contained, non-polluting research vessel on the Great Lakes. The Lake Guardian, operated by the EPAs Chicago-based Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO, conducts monitoring programs that sample the water, aquatic life, sediments, and air in order to assess the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem by using state-of-the-art data collection techniques and instruments during the biannual spring and summer surveys. It is also used to support research activities conducted by Federal, State, and, local agencies, and universities. R/V Lake Guardian has been operating on the waters of the Great Lakes for the past 12 years. The ship is offshore, collecting data, for approximately 7 months a year

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tern Rides the Wind

A tern rides the wind over Lake Michigan.  People fly kites on the beach, sail, surf and kiteboard taking their cues from the birds.  Regattas, sunset sails and all such pleasures are found on the Great Lakes.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Price now $9.95 + s&h for all of my books

Sophia’s Lost and Found:Poems of Above and Below

My other books are The Dynamic Great Lakes non fiction

The Wilderness Within poems and essays from wild places in the world.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

National Parks and Lakeshore areas on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan

This is a wonderful time of year to visit national parks on the Great Lakes.  Pictured are Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Each place is unique.  On Isle Royale there are wolves, moose and hiking trails that go through thimbleberry bushes.  At the Pictured Rocks there are boats that can take you past the beautiful rock formations.

Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan is a wonder with its high dune and trails.  And the Indiana dunes are not quite as high, but both of these areas have been built by waves and the prevailing west winds.

Friday, August 19, 2011

In Grand Haven MI There will be a Salmon Festival

Friday, September 16th is the Fresh Catch Fish Boil from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Enjoy a traditional Salmon Fish Boil, live music, and more. $10 for Adults & $5 children. It's a great family event put on by the Grand Haven Sons of American Legion!
Grand Haven Salmon Festival September 16-18, 2011 21+ID Required for Wine/Beer Tasting Events

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fishing for Trout and Salmon in the Great Lakes

The fishing boats are out today.  Read about how the Great Lakes became a mecca for trout and salmon fishing in The Dynamic Great Lakes, a critically acclaimed non-fiction book.

The book is widely available in bookstores and on the net.  Barnes & Noble offers a good price.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fennville Winery and the Trace

The Trace played at the Fennville Winery in Michigan to an appreciative crowd.  It was one of their cookouts with three kinds of wine included and excellent food.

Because of the moderating effect of the Great Lakes, vineyards such as the one at Fennville grow beautiful grapes.

Sitting next to the vineyard, listening to wonderful music and drinking wine with excellent food is the essence of summer time fun.

In the photo are Steve Damstra, Robin Spring and Mark Lamm of the Trace.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A tern takes flight over the Great Lakes above a welter of waves. 

The Dynamic Great Lakes is a book about the nature of life in, above and around the five Great Lakes.  It is available in Michigan from Schuler books in Lansing and Grand Rapids, The Bookman in Grand Haven, Barnes & Noble and plus many other fine bookstores.

The Great Lakes inspire many artists and writers alike.  I am both.  I painted this watercolor and many other works both visual and written.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun in the Summer Time Great Lakes

Catching a wave on Lake Michigan.  The Great Lakes are freshwater seas where people frolic on the beach, kiteboard, paddleboard, surf, sailboard and fly kites on the beaches.

Fishing is good also for steelhead, lake run brown trout, coho and chinnok salmon.

Read more about the Great Lakes in The Dynamic Great Lakes available at Barnes & Noble,, Schulerbooks and many other fine bookstores.