Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes are abundant in our part of Michigan. For a couple of years I have been trying to get  a quality shot of a Sandhill. They are very skittish and typically move away when they see you . . . even at distances of a hundred yards or more. These images were taken in a cul-de-sac where someone had left food out for them. They were used to people so I was able to get within about 20 feet. Learn more about Sandhills – including their raucous rasping call – here.

A Regal Pose

A Regal Pose

Scratch Where it Itches

Scratch Where it Itches

A 2-Headed Sandhill?

A 2-Headed Sandhill?

Meijer Gardens

In addition to the Japanese Garden (which was about a two-hour visit}, we visited a small portion of the rest of Meijer Gardens. These pictures are from outside of the Japanese Garden.

Flight of the Bumblebee

Flight of the Bumblebee


Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower


Red Needles

Red Needles


Star Cactus

Star Cactus


Mums the Word

Mums the Word

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