Posted on August 10, 2017
Due to busier than usual daytime schedules, Pat and I took an evening drive. It was a different light than we were used to, but we adjusted and captured some Pure Michigan beauty. Pat was the navigator and entirely by well-planned accident we ended up at the ice cream place to have green apple and caramel ice creams in a small twist. It was a peace-educing evening drive.
Posted on August 7, 2017
Lat week’s photo outing took us out among the wild, er wildflowers. We both agreed that this was one of the most prolific wildflower summers we had seen. Queen Anne’s Lace has been especially plentiful. Here is some of what I witnessed in my adventure among the wild (wildflower, that is).
CAUTION: If you are an arachnophobe, there are spider webs in three of the images.
Posted on August 5, 2017
No, not the ones with the roar. The wild orange ones. Tiger Lilies. Tiger Lilies are my favorite flower, except perhaps for a rose that smells as good as it looks. Here are three captured tiger shots from last Wednesday’s photo safari.
Posted on August 3, 2017
Yesterday, Pat and I meandered through at least two counties on yet another photo safari. We saw at least a dozen deer, 15 or so turkeys, four Sandhill cranes, five turkey vultures, and one rabbit. We saw hundreds, if not thousands, of wild flowers. But Pat was on a mission to find a good old barn (and she had the wheel). So when I saw this white barn so near to the road, I knew we would be stopping. I am glad we did.
The more I age, the more I appreciate the majestic beauty of age. It is a quiet, gentle beauty that presents itself and invites a deeper look. I hope my photos help you see the beauty in this aged white barn.
Posted on July 30, 2017
While I do take other pictures, my favorite photography is nature photography; the flora and fauna of our world. These ten images are mostly flora images, but there are two fauna interested in the flora. Pat and I went looking for a field of wildflowers we had seen in a previous photo safari, but couldn’t find it so we meandered on gravel roads to find other wild flowers. The hibiscus and butterfly images are from Pat’s very beautiful garden. I hope you enjoy them all at the link below.
Posted on July 13, 2017
I was a woman on a mission; more specifically on Old Mission Peninsula north of Traverse City, Michigan. I joined my spouse for a trip to Traverse City — she for a conference and me to roam Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. The two peninsulas form Grand Traverse Bay.
At 45 degrees north, the hills and protection from harsh winters (by being so close to water), make this great wine vines territory. The area also has both nature and man-made beauty. I hope you catch the spirit of this beauty from these photos.
Posted on July 8, 2017
As we left the bird sanctuary on Thursday, we headed in the general direction of Chelsea; with side excursions down some gravel roads infested with biting flies. We didn’t get out.
Along the way we came across a couple of personal ponds. They both appeared to be spring fed. I enjoy the abstract, almost impressionistic, quality of water reflections. Here are some of the images plus proof that we made it to Chelsea.