Welcome to SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS by J.H.McCoy. This website will give you information about a variety of topics: travel, nature, literature, history, and astronomy. The ARCHIVES contain some of my articles from THE MINDEN CITY HERALD. The last two pages are a tribute to my mother, Gloria (Schock) McCoy (1923-2013) - the journal she wrote on our 1977 trip out West can be found in WRITING/GSM. It is my hope that you will always find something interesting and informative on this website and that you will visit often. Please sign the guest book, and thank you for stopping by.
J.H. (John Herbert) McCoy
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***CLICK ON THE NAME FOR A SHORT VIDEO***
THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK **
** With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
(Click on small "pics" to enlarge)
THE "BURN BOSS" IN THE WHITE HELMET
from THE OLD TEACHER'S ALMANAC (VIDEO)
++ some photos in THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK are edited ++
"THE QUESTION IS NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT BUT WHAT YOU SEE."
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817 - 1862)
SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP
THE THUMB & THE NATION
NOV. 2 DANIEL BOONE, 1734, KENTUCKY FRONTIERSMAN
NOV. 2 JAMES K. POLK, 1795, 11TH U.S. PRESIDENT VIDEO NOV. 2 WARREN G. HARDING, 1865, 29TH U.S. PRESIDENT V
NOV. 5 ROY ROGERS, 1911, "KING OF THE COWBOYS"
NOV. 6 JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, 1854, MARCH COMPOSER
NOV. 11 GEORGE S. PATTON, 1885, WW II GENERAL
NOV. 13 ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, 1850, NOVELIST/POET
NOV. 14 CLAUDE MONET, 1840, FRENCH PAINTER
NOV. 17 GORDON LIGHTFOOT, 1938, SINGER/SONG WRITER
NOV. 19 JAMES A. GARFIELD, 1831, 20TH U.S. PRESIDENT V.
NOV. 21 VOLTAIRE, 1694, FRENCH PHILOSOPHER
NOV. 23 FRANKLIN PIERCE, 1804, 14TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID. NOV. 24 ZACHERY TAYLOR, 1784, 12TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.
NOV. 25 JOE DIMAGGIO, 1914, BASEBALL PLAYER/YANKEES
NOV. 30 SAMUEL CLEMENS, "MARK TWAIN," 1835, WRITER
NOV. 30 WINSTON CHURCHILL, 1874, PRIME MINISTER
ANOTHER "IN-THE-DARK" PHOTO / SHORT-EARED OWL
GRAY PHASE SCREECH OWL IN NEST BOX
9636 Roberts Rd.
Harbor Beach, MI 48441
JOSEPH H. THOMPSON NORTHBOUND IN NOVEMBER.......
"November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.... November was the ninth month of the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar. November is a month of late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere." [Wikipedia]
DARK PHASE ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - WINTER MIGRANT TO THE THUMB
NOVEMBER 15 - FIREARM DEER SEASON - MICHIGAN
NOVEMBER 11 - VETERANS DAY - ARMISTICE DAY
(END OF WW 1 - 11TH HOUR, 11TH DAY, 11TH MONTH)
NOVEMBER 3 - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
LONG-TAILED ROOSTER PHEASANT ON A FRONT LAWN
MOONS OF JUPITER - AN ACCIDENTAL "CATCH"
While waiting for the FULL CORN MOON to rise over the Lake Huron on September 2, 2020 (something I didn't see because of cloud cover), I snapped a few pictures of JUPITER in the south. When I looked at them, I was amazed that I had "captured" three of JUPITER'S
four largest moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto). Evidently, one was hidden behind
the "King Planet." The bright object to the far left is the planet SATURN.
COLORFUL LEAVES - A CLOSE-UP
*** EXTRA - "THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK"
NOVEMBER 26 - THANKSGIVING
PRESEASON BUCKS - OPENING DAY - NOVEMBER 15
TOO DARK TO SEE HORNS - ENOUGH LIGHT FOR THE CAMERA
TUNDRA SWANS, CANADA GEESE, CIRCLING MALLARDS
LATE MIGRANT - EASTERN BLUEBIRD (ADULT MALE)
WITH SOUTHBOUND CANADA GEESE [PORT HOPE, MICHIGAN]