Waldron Road

It wasn’t a very exciting sunrise this morning except for a few pink-laced clouds. But, I wasn’t out for the sunrise. I was looking for that golden hour or two that comes after the sunrise on a clear morning. This morning was supposed to be clear but, in Michigan, mostly cloudy is sometimes about as close as we get.

I was traveling the 15 mile or so stretch of Waldron Road that runs south from U.S. 12 (the old Detroit to Chicago stagecoach route) to U.S. 34. The road is hilly and winding, like many roads in this part of Michigan. It is the kind of area where both old trees and old houses are left to be reclaimed by the earth. At spots along the road where I pulled over to get out and take some pictures, I would put on my flashers for safety. Three times gentlemen stopped to make sure I was okay.

Stepping out into the 33 degree morning, I did have a few moments of golden light and some silhouettes that I liked. The sun hit the hilltops first, then the valleys, and finally the swamp land so common around here. These are a few of this morning’s moments.

Swamp Sunrise

Swamp Sunrise


Reflection Circles

Reflection Circles


Tree, Shed, and Sun

Tree, Shed, and Sun


Log Cabin and Corn

Log Cabin and Corn


Treetops in Sun

Treetops in Sun


Weed, Trees, and Sun

Weed, Trees, and Sun

5 Comments on “Waldron Road

  1. Wow, these are beautiful, Julie. The Tree Tops in Sun is especially stunning. I’ll be north in two weeks and looking forward to some early morning outings with you.

    • It is interesting to me that everyone seems to have a different favorite! Look forward to seeing you. I’ll try to save some shots. 🙂

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