This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, May 12, 2014

A spring drive.................

Sunday was Mothers Day. Laura, Reina, Gerry and myself went out for a ride as it was such a pretty day. I should have stayed and worked in the garden but, well I didn't. We rode out towards Empire. Dan told us the Dune drive was open so that's where we headed to. We took our time looking for birds and animals along the way. I don't know why it's such a thrill to see animals living their lives free and yet it's such a harsh life. So many dead deer in the woods this year. Bad for the deer yet sustenance for others.
Below.....the Trout lilly
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The Trillium are not quite out yet. We had hoped to find Morel's (mushrooms) but no luck. I was not particularly interested because I was taking pictures of the flowers.
below.....Trillium, not yet fully open
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Spring beauties
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Dutch mans breeches
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WE had gone on an old road in an area we used to live and stopped to walk in the woods. Well further along is an old farm that has been abandoned for many years. Someone has bought the property and built there. We stopped anyway to take pictures because it does not look as though it will be standing much longer. We were watching some crows who were chasing a larger bird. We could not quite see but I think it was a Turkey Vulture.
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The poor old house looks so sad
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There is no saving them, along that road when we lived out there were several very old log cabins. They are entirely gone now. This will soon be the same. There was an old well there and a water pump. This is a picture of me and Gerry, I am trying to catch the hawk or buzzard, still trying to see what it was.
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Next stop was a picnic as we left without a thought to lunch. Reina had wanted a picnic but we were not planning on anything so we just stopped at the small store in Maple City and then at the park. Expensive picnic but we do what we must.
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Laura and her sandwich, Reina is off playing on the playground.
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I will write another post about the next part of our afternoon tomorrow.

I am linking up with Lavender Garden Cottage

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful afternoon ;o) Really enjoyed all the pictures ;o) Hugs ;o)