littlecoal You are never alone. (Be sure to tag your best photos to #littlecoal_YouNeedToSee this week. I'm featuring some standouts all week long.) 1h

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littlecoal This week, I decided that I would feature the work of some incredibly talented individuals. This photo was submitted by @hiplulu from Hong Kong and I was instantly drawn to it for the strong lines and the wonderful scale. If you don't already follow Vanja stop by her feed and I think you'll be an instant fan. If you'd like me to see a few of your favorite shots, tag them #littlecoal_YouNeedToSee, or encourage some talented friends to join in as well by sharing the tag! 8h

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littlecoal I'm excited to share that this photo of my kids from a favorite sunset spot at Devil's Lake in Michigan was featured on the @huffingtonpost today! Thank you to @stephbetravel for the feature and be sure to check out her @travelbreak page for other great travel articles. To see the full article, click on the link in my profile. 1d

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littlecoal Three Wishes 1d

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littlecoal As the cold rain continues to fall outside the window, I needed a little color. (This week I'd love to share the work of some amazing feeds. Have something you'd like others to see? Tag a few of your favorite shots with #littlecoal_YouNeedToSee The only thing I ask is that if you tag a few of your favorites, spend a few minutes in the tag during the week to find some of your own favorites. I'll share some of my favorites throughout the week!) 2d

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littlecoal We all have a story. Where are you checking in from today and if you could travel anywhere, where would you go? #WHPnearandfar 3d

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littlecoal It's ok. I've always been here. I'm always with you and I'll be right here when you return. 3d

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littlecoal Late afternoon sunlight + iPhone = 4d

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littlecoal With Christmas just around the corner, here's something to consider. With every blanket that purchase from my friends over at @sackclothxashes, they will ship a second blanket for you to donate to a local homeless shelter. They are beautiful, thick and incredibly warm, but more importantly, they're helping others. You can do the same by stopping by their feed and checking out the link in their profile. Tell them hi for me! 5d

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littlecoal Happy 5th Birthday to the original little Cole. You are one of the best things that ever happened to me. I love you, buddy! 6d

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littlecoal @jdpooley is a newspaper photographer whose work I have admired for many years. It's been wonderful to see him recently embrace the @instagram platform more recently and jump in to this creative community. If you have a second, go say hello! 6d

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littlecoal Did you realize that it hit below freezing in all 50 states today? I didn't until I read it in a @cnnireport that featured three of my recent snow photos that I shot yesterday on my way to work. Thank you to CNN for reaching out and including me as an iReporter. (This photo is of my little man, the real LittleCoal, on one of our favorite paths just as the snow began to fall on Sunday evening.) 1w

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littlecoal No matter what the situation may look like, you are never alone. 1w

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littlecoal I decided to bring back a hashtag I started last year for all of my "Winter Minimal" photos, #winimal. Add your own images if you have some minimal wintery goodness! 1w

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littlecoal White Out #ericstree 1w

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littlecoal Not only do I love @instagram for creating this amazing creative community within the app, but also for the opportunities it gives each of us to inspire one another to do good in our communities. My friend @brianmkaiser has created the tag #gramsforgood to inspire others to embrace the opportunity we each have to make an impact in the lives of others. This portrait of @oldmansiggy was taken at our #macombermeetup yesterday where our @igers_toledo group partnered with @cherrystmission to bring attention to the the work they do in Toledo to, not only keep the homeless off the street, but to come alongside them by giving them a place to learn new employable skills. (...and, no, we didn't break the window.) 1w

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littlecoal When you feel it, once you see it, and you breathe it, it's unforgettable. 1w

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