Welcome to nature has no boss the photography and thought blog of Michael Bizeau and Christine Schultheis.

We are inspired by nature and that which happens of its own accord and view “nature” not as a thing or a place but as a process we are all a part of. We hope you enjoy the images we present here and you can take some time to look around and become inspired by the wonderful planet we live on.

“When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.”
E. O. Wilson

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    1. Thanks Mike, we love getting out and about in our great country and sharing those times we do get out. When we go we do take a good number of photos and thus have much to share. You story on the potential transfer of Federal lands to States was an eye opener for me. I can surely see states selling of much of it and as citizens we will be left with little. This is already evident in the diminished quality of state parks in CO over the last few decades.

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    1. Thanks Thom, I will check out your blog as I do like music…mainly jazz these day but I cam always use a history lesson as well and at first read your site looks like you have put good research into your writings.

      1. Thanks very much Mike. In time the Jukebox will be featuring Mikes Davis, Art Pepper and many more Jazz musicians (Louis Armstrong & Fats Waller already on here). Thom.

  2. Love your site – your images are stunning. Nature really does not have a boss… there is never a shortage of subjects and photo opportunities. All we have to do is open our eyes and remove the lens cap! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks Anna and thanks for taking the time to leave a bit of feedback here. We really appreciate it and yes opening our eyes is perhaps the most important thing we can do.

  3. Hi Mike and Christine,

    My name is Susan and I am the content manager of Clapway.com, a US based online publication. I came across your blog and really enjoy the content you have on your site. We would like to discuss a potential collaboration with you. Would you be able to talk to us on Thursday via Skype?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Susan Xu
    Content Manager at Clapway
    195 Plymouth St #6/17
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

  4. I want to be you in my next life! At least the photographer you. 🙂 I appreciate your work with a camera and your focus on all things in nature. Really beautiful. So glad I came across your blog.

    1. Thanks Kathy and sort for the delayed response as we were out traveling for a few weeks then getting back to work for a few weeks. Glad you found the blog and hop ego see you around this virtual space in the future.

      Christy and Mike

  5. celia

    I’ve been following your blog for several months and, as a lover of nature, find that your photos feed a bit of my soul each morning. Thank you. I’m wondering if I might occasionally use one of your photos for an illustration on my blog (quiet hope.com) – with proper recognition of your ‘authorship,’ of course. Do you use creative commons or another mechanism for copy-writing your work?

    1. Hi, after give you blog a quick once over I am impressed with you breadth of travels and look forward to digging into some your experiences. Thanks for give our blog a look over and hope to see you around here when you have time. Mike and Christy.

  6. 2geeks3knots

    Hi, Mike and Christine.
    Maybe you already participate in this (oh heck, you’ve won it!) but we figured we’d bring it to your attention anyway… The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards. Entry dates are 1/6 through 2/19, prize categories of “grand, amateur, professional, fine art and youth.” Info at audubon.org/photoawards
    We geeks are members of the Audubon Society and we receive their magazine… gotta say, your exquisite photos deserve honors there, if they haven’t already garnered some.
    Be well! Jean & Alex

    1. Hi Alex and Jean,

      We were not aware of the Audubon Photo Contest but will look into what is required and maybe give it a go.

      We really appreciate you letting us know about it and more so it a very nice compliment that you enjoy our photos enough to think them deserving of entry into an Audubon contest. We really appreciate that type of support.Thanks.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend Christy and Mike.

  7. I am much taken by the thougth of “what which happens on its own accord.” The sad thing is that we have to fight so hard to allow it to keep happening on its own accord. Meanwhile, however, I happily co-subscribe to that concept — being not only in awe of what happens, but trying to bring that feeling to others. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback and I agree it is getting harder and harder to find that nature in our lives. It seem like we spend more time reacting and less time acting of our own nature. Thanks again for your thoughts as they are invaluable and appreciated.

  8. 2geeks3knots

    Hi, Mike and Christine. Just wondering, where do you call home? Forgive us, please, if we’ve missed something obvious. We love your pics and blog. Jean & Alex

    1. Hi and thanks for the kind words. We have fun with the blog and enjoy sharing what we seen when we are out and about.

      We live in Denver, CO. A nice place but growing far to fast right now. Seems like the city has come to us sooner than we were ready for.

      Hope your day is going well and we wish you a great week.


  9. naturlvrx2

    Mike I love your site. The photos are absolutely stunning and the simplicity of your words leave room for the imagination. Nature really doesn’t need a lot of commentary, but it does stir something in almost everyone, or at least I think it must. My husband and I love getting out and enjoying the beauty and calm of nature as well. It is where I feel closest to God. Thank you for the inspiration. Be blessed.

    1. Hi and thanks for the encouraging and thoughtful comments. I agree nature needs little commentary but being human words just come out and I hope they can do justice to the photo and not detract. I love that on wordpress we can all inspire and learn from each other and I am glad to have you along on our journey. Christy and I wish you all the peace and tranquility nature brings to your life.

    1. Hi and thanks. We are glad you are along for the ride and we really enjoy sharing what we see out there. Thanks again and thanks for the feedback it is appreciated and really motivating. Have a great day.

      Mike and Christy

    1. Hi, we are lucky to have Colorado as our backyard although lately it seems like it is becoming a bit crowded. Hop your having a great day and thanks for the feedback as we really appreciate it.

    1. Hi and thanks for stoping by here and taking the time to leave us some feedback. we really appreciate it. The name of the blog is inspired by a favorite philosopher of mine Alan Watts. Hope yoru day is going well and your week off to a wonderful start.

  10. Just found you thanks to Discover. Really like your posts. We used to live in Laramie and passed through Walden frequently, stopped occasionally. The North Park is one of my favorite places. I’ll be back to this blog often.

    1. Hi and thanks for finding us. We like to make a weekend circuit through Laramie and them back home through North Park. This time of year it is teaming with wildlife so it is really nice and much less crowded than other parts of CO. Hope to hear from you often and thanks for visiting the blog.

    1. Hi and thanks for the thoughtful comment. It is like meditation when we are outside observing the natural world. We really appreciate the feedback and wish you a great week ahead.

  11. lillyofthevalley101.com

    Your blog site is one of my favorites. Like you, I’m also a nature lover and love to take photos and blog about nature (mine are not as professional as yours though). Looking forward to seeing more of your work 🙂 More power to you!

    1. Thanks for the kind words we really enjoy sharing what we see when we get a chance to get out into the natural world. We really appreciate the feedback so don’e be shy and let us know how we are doing and what you like on the blog. We will keep posting as long as we keep enjoying what we are doing. Take care and wishing you all the best and ample time to get out and enjoy what we have in front of us in the natural world.

  12. Hi! Really liked this blog. I am national manager of Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park in Norway, and tumbled randomly into your blog via WordPress Discovery. I’ve just created his own blog together with my girlfriend, but unfortunately this written in Norwegian.

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  14. Hey Mike! Just wanted to drop by and let you know that your blog is my absolute favorite! We share many common interests. I have a couple questions for you. What camera(s) do you use? And how in the heck do you get so many likes and, I’m assuming, views? Do you post somewhere else?

    I’m trying to build my following a bit more and would appreciate the help of a pro.

    Steph from http://www.inkfromthequill.com

    1. Hi Steph, sorry for the delay in responding to you comment. Got behind with other things going on.

      Christy and I shot with Nikon cameras and lenses. D-700 and D-800. For wildlife the main lens we use is a 80-400 zoom. This can be handheld with care or placed on a mono-pod so it is versatile. For macro we use a 105mm lens.

      This is the only place we post photos and all traffic to the blog has occurred organically and our likes etc are probably due to the fact we have stuck at this for almost 4 years.

      We created this space to keep us thinking about our photography and perhaps provided others with a little view into what we see and some Nature Therapy.

      Mike and Christy

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    1. Hi, our go to is our Nikon 80-400mm which given some practice can be handheld at 400mm. I also like the Nikon 70300 as it is fairly low weight and easy to handhold as well. We use the 7-300 very often when we are in a kayak.

    1. HI, and thanks for stopping by. E.O Wilson is a very inspiring scientist and writer. Have you read Letters to a Young Scientist? Great read and highly recommended. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  17. writergherlone

    Beautiful photos! Makes me homesick for northern Maine. Lots of moose up there for some great photo opportunities!

    1. Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. Moose are sure beautiful animals and we are always happy to run across them when we get out. We have on reliable spot in Northern Colorado where we almost always come across a few. I have only spent a few days in Maine on the ocean but would love to be able to get some time to explore the woods, river and lakes up there. Anyway thanks again for the feedback and have a wonderful day.

  18. Hello & thanks for stopping by (my first recorded blog viewer, no less! – it’s a low key affair.), I am so glad that you did because I have just spent the most wonderful time looking through all of your pictures. What a treat after a long day at work. Your photographs are amazing.

    1. Hi and thanks for taking the time to look through the blog. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing what you post in the future. We have been at this for awhile and would offer that you take you time and keep your blog a low key affair and keep doing it until it becomes a burden and take a break when you want to. Having fun with it is the most important thing of all.

      Thanks again and have a wonderful week.

    1. Hi Sally, yes we seem to perhaps only learn when we actually notice what is going on around us and so few of us humans take the time to notice those things non-human these day. We are indeed becoming disconnected from the world that provides for our existence.

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