got a little snow today. went to take pix of berries with snow on them. Saw this tree on the way back.
Breakwall at Petoskey Mi. The wind was so strong it was actually difficult to stand.
sometimes just the simplist things can look pretty. i noticed this branch when Hunter was running up at wilderness State park.
Hunter and I were at the pumpkin barn today,had to get some of their hot spiced apple cider.
i imagine elfs and fairies live here. came across this while lory and i were out shooting ..
I don`t think they are impressed with the waters frozen over and still lots of snow. I blame this wierd weather to the HAARP systems.
Sorry for all the deer pix, but to me the deer is the prettiest animal on the earth.
The deer are coming out of the swamps now, snow is finally melting away, maple sap is being boiled to make maple syrup.
Hunter set his goal on making it to the State Finals this year. This pic is from regionals. The top 15 runner go to States
seems like its been rain rain rain for so long ,but have had alot of rainbows
I think this is a red tailed hawk, it was watching soming in the field. i was able to get very close. Please check out
This is what we saw when we arrived for the 5K mud run. Hunter did great, 18th out of 120 runners in the varsity meet
This lichen is called tree lungwort. It looks like leaves growing on bark to me. At Craig lake tis was the 1st time i have
Turkey shot that i got today .i was also able to get a pic of one of the young ones.
This is at the remoteness of the northern part of craig lake. i have searched the internet and can`t find any pix of this waterfall
This little guy stayed about 5 foot ahead of me for a good mile on the trail, finally he stopped to have a little snack
well we survived. it was alot of fun . I even found a little water fall on a creek by the lake.
Well friday we leave for 4 nights of camping in the middle of nowhere in the upper penninusla. At Craig lake forest. We are going
I was lucky to catch this bird at Wy-camp creek. It only stopped for a second and never came back.
This smaller falls was quite interesting to find. The directions that i had goten were a bit wrong on East and West. We ended up
This is where the carp and morgan join forces to become a very much bigger river.Followed an old logging road a few miles to get
The Ospreys young one are almost flying now. The parents stay busy catching fish and feeding them.
Even though theres a drought and the rivers are low. I think it still makes a pretty waterfall. We drove many miles on less then
Well I`m off to some of the most remote parts of michigan for a few days. check the eye at full size.
Sorry that i haven`t been on much,but i have been in the swamps,bogs and wetland systems locating some of michigans rarest flowers. The monkey flower
this was at the Oden fish hatchery trail. please check it out at full size.
a very rare sighting ,endangered species. In hopes of finding the even more endangered Calypso this summer.
Shot this while seaching for striped coral root at wilderness state park. check it out full size
In the land of Gnomes and fairies. I hope everyone has a great memorial weekend. i shall be back on the middle of next week.
Its is said that there isn`t any waterfalls at boyne Falls Mi. I think i have proved that to be incorrect. Inother news Hunter won
On the way home from track regonals. I saw swans on one of the little swampland lakes, My son ended up with 2 medals at
The Osprey are nesting again near Butler Rd. by Cheboygan. They a big 6 foot wing span and two foot tall. Unlike the Eagle the
These 2 different species were actually working togather protecting this flower .
I don`t ever remember seeing these before, had to do some research to figure out what kind it is.
Old skool macro. focal tubes layer between camera and lens, manual focus and settings. It how I roll. :-) If bee`s don`t bug ya. :-)
The Red admirals were polinating the apple blossoms. There we at least 2 dozen of them on the tree.
The last shot with my pentax 100-300mm lens. I dropped the lens after this shot and it won`t focus to infinity now.
Shot this yesterday. Do you see the lighthouse? Remember the moon will be at its closest tonight
The bird is a symbol for peace in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Many associate the dove not only as a symbol of peace but also
The undergrounds are where streams come out of the ground, they are formed by karsts. Ocqueoc is pronounced Ah-key-oc.
with the last few easy winters,the turkeys seem to be making a comeback to our area. his beard is almost as long as mine. lol
This is at Wilderness State Park. It has 22 miles of Lake michigan shore line. The north country Trail goes through here also.
wild Female mallord duck looking adorable for me. check out full size.
The Sand Pipers can be quite loud for their size. The ones around here are the Greater Yellowlegs.
I was waiting for a good shot of these deer ( with the camera ) when a sandhill crane scared them.
A stalk that ended with close up pix. Well its snowing this morning.We have around 3 inches on the ground.
Little 3/8 inch flowers. some people call them Britches other call them Boys and Girls.
Saw this guy in the creek the other day, I was trying to get some pix of ducks but got this instead.
took this at 11:30 last night. for some reason the dark forground came out blotchy when it was uploaded to here.
1/4 inch flower. I used extension tubes on lens to get up close. I think spring my possibly be here.
Lets see. The year would have been 1975. thats the year the spaceship abducted me. A spaceship of women. They took me to their planet
Jump in the car with me and let's see what we can see from the window. We shall pick up some cold Vernors at the
New original song on fretless bloodwood winebox guitar