Welcome to the 2021 version of SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS by J.H.McCoy.  This website is dedicated to my mother, Gloria (Schock) McCoy, and named in her honor.  Since it was founded in 2015, her JOURNAL and ALBUM have always been prominent features - now some of her recipes have been added to the website (RECIPES).  The new format for the HOMEPAGE is seasonal and allows for frequent photo updates.  The NEWS section is about some of my recent activities, and PHOTO-ESSAYS features my trips to iconic locations in the U.S.  Since I am currently on  sabbatical from The Minden City Herald, the Archives section has been replaced by a short history of the Schock family (HISTORY).  It was written 50 years ago (1970) by Edward D. Schock, my great-uncle.   I edited it in 2020.  
    I hope that you will always find something interesting on this website and that you will pass the word about it, especially since Schock McCoy Productions is no longer on Facebook or Twitter.    Thank you for stopping by. Please sign the Guest Book, and come back soon!        
J.H. (John Herbert) McCoy
9636 Roberts Rd., Harbor Beach, MI 48441 / [email protected] / (989) 479-9594 / (989) 551-9487
      
                 

       FOUNDED
JANUARY 30, 2015
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​JOHN MUIR
 (22 minutes) 
***CLICK ON THE NAME FOR A SHORT VIDEO***
E. HEMINGWAY
 (Nobel Speech)
"TEMPUS FUGIT"
*** THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK - WINTER ***
***  With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
    (Click on small "pics" to enlarge)
Canada geese fly by.
TODAY
YESTERDAY
THE "BURN BOSS"  IN THE WHITE HELMET
1621

++ some photos in THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK have been 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
J.H.MCCOY
+++WINTER 2021+++
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
GRAY PHASE SCREECH OWL IN NEST BOX
BLUE JAY
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

NORTHERN CARDINAL

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - JUVENILE
WATCHING OVER THE WINTER BIRDS IN MY "GAME PRESERVE"
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
PINE SISKIN
THE 1940s ++++ 1619 MAIN STREET, MINDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
           Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
       Auld Lang Syne 
Robert Burns - 1759-1796
THE  2000s +++ 1619 MAIN STREET, MINDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
+++ I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CHANGES MADE TO SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS ON THE BIRTHDAY OF GLORIA (SCHOCK) MCCOY, WHICH WAS ALSO THE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEBSITE, JANUARY 30, 2021
SHORT-EARED OWL, PERCHED ON A ROAD SIGN, LIGHT SNOW FALLING
A PAIR OF BALD EAGLES AT THEIR OLD NEST 
SITE IN THE WINTER (SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP)
HOUSE FINCH
WINTER 2014 - WHITE ROCK - 7 YEARS AGO
IN FEBRUARY, A FAMILY CHECKS OUT THE HISTORIC WHITE ROCK.
IN MARCH, IT WAS MY TURN.
SOME HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK.
"GOODBYE" TO THE WHITE ROCK & THE TRACKS OF OTHER VISITORS
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IN 2020, THE WHITE ROCK WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED BECAUSE OF HIGH LAKE LEVELS.  SOME ICE ON THIS PART OF LAKE HURON.  AN "OPEN WINTER."  
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
WINTER IN THE THUMB 
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause 
for wonder and admiration in winter.”     John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)
MALE CARDINAL AND "THE WATCHER"
WHITE-BREASTED   NUTHATCH
DARK-EYED JUNCO
DOWNY WOODPECKER
SNOW GOOSE IN THE HARBOR - 1/5/21 
                        HARBOR BEACH, MICHIGAN
My Snow Goose sighting has been submitted to eBird, the online database of bird observations (www.ebird.org).  This winter, snow geese have been spotted in area fields, usually mixed in with flocks of Canada geese.  They have also been found at the lake and along the shore.
CAROLINA WREN
2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS (RUSTY UNDER TAIL, LARGE, GRAY) - WESTERN SPECIES
2 CEDAR WAXWINGS (WHITE UNDER TAIL, YELLOWISH) - COMMON / PORT HOPE, MICH.
COOPER'S HAWK IN WINTER
(ADULT - SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP)
"HUNTERS IN THE SNOW" - BRUEGEL - 1565
NEW
NEW
NEW
JOHN H. MCCOY
9636 ROBERTS RD.
HARBOR BEACH, MI 48441
[email protected]
(989) 479-9594
(989) 551-9487 (cell)
CONTACT INFORMATION
February Full Moon:
FULL SNOW MOON
2/27/21 - 3:19 a.m.

Lakota Calendar:
MOON OF POPPING TREES
"Tristan died in 1963, the Moon
of the Popping Trees.  He was last seen up in the North Country, where the hunting was still good.  His grave is unmarked, but it does not matter.  He had always lived in the borderland anyway, somewhere between this world and the Other.  It was a good death." 
LEGENDS OF THE FALL - One Stab