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Beacon Shores 2011: The Loons

Posted on August 7th, 2011 by by Pete



Beacon Shores 2011: The Loons, originally uploaded by pmarkham.

My family visited Beacon Shores Resort again this year. We’ve been visiting that resort since 1980 and it is definitely on my list of favorite places. One of the things I love about it is that the Whitefish Chain of lakes that the resort is located on is home many loons. On this trip I was able to get a bit closer than usual to a pair of loons and use my long zoom lens to photograph in the nice light of the late afternoon. They are gorgeous birds.

I have an entire set of photos on Flickr devoted to just the photos I have taken of loons. Check it out here.

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Billy the Service Dog — 1999 to 2011

Posted on July 18th, 2011 by by Pete



A Portrait of Billy, originally uploaded by pmarkham.

My friend Jenny was paired with her Helping Paws service dog Billy for 10 years. Billy died last week at the age of 12 from complications of a surgery. Billy is half brother to my dog Jordan.

You were an amazing dog Billy, and there is no doubt that you will missed. Rest well.

I strongly believe in the mission of Helping Paws and I’ve been involved with the organization for 14 years. I hope you’ll consider making a donation in memory of Billy to the Helping Paws Alpha/Gator fund, which is a fund to help these fantastic dogs get help with large bills, such as emergency vet bills. Visit http://www.helpingpaws.org. Your donation is tax-deductible.

This photo is one I took of Billy when I was visiting Jenny’s cabin about a year and a half ago.

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