The Orchard

I stopped by a local orchard on my home from last week’s less-than-sunny outing. Sure enough the sun peeked out. The orchard had just opened up for the day. I walked around, took a few shots, and ended my visit with a hot cider and an apple fritter right out of the fryer. Yummo.

Open

Open

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Mums

Mums

Rebranding

Rebranding

Better Days

Better Days

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

My Sunshine

Most of the color is gone from the trees and flowers except for the muted brown of the oak leaves. The sun is getting lower in the sky, the nights are longer, and we have had our first snowfall. Even with a grey outlook for the bleakness of winter, with photos we can still experience the sun’s warmth and cheer. Enjoy the sunshine of the first two pictures and the reality check of the last.

Sun Petals

Sun Petals


Ladybug in Mums

Ladybug in Mums


Setting Sunflowers

Setting Sunflowers

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