Saturday, May 10, 2014

Red Wing Blackbirds & A Few Turtles

I love observing and photographing the red wing black birds!

A Female Red Wing Blackbird

 A Male Red Wing Blackbird.

I was really surprised to see so many turtles!  They are usually really skittish and slip into the water if you get anywhere near them.  I was able to get a few shots.  At one time I could count 10 or eleven of them near this little mound of plants in the water.  The temp was in the 80's for the first time this spring so I think they were all trying to get out of the water and into the sun.
 There are only 5 visible in this picture.

This little guy was all by himself.

Spring Time In Michigan

It has finally got warm enough to be back on the bike trail!  Actually it was hot Thursday.... I think it got in the upper 80's.  That was really warm after having temps in the thirties just a few days ago :)  We went with friends on the bike trail and I saw many of these little white wildflowers.  I couldn't wait to go back and shoot them.  I was very surprised that they were almost totally gone in the space of 2 days!  I did find a few small ones to shoot though.

A mother goose sitting on her eggs!  Sure hope I get to see the little goslings when they hatch.

I'll zoom her in a little.
I was far away shooting with a 300mm lens.

I found these little beauties growing in a low swampy area.  They were hard to shoot because you had to get wet to get close to them.

As we were riding along on our tandem bike, my eyes were constantly scanning the area for wildflowers.  Suddenly I spotted what I thought was wild violets.  When I got closer I discovered these beautiful little flowers springing from the forest floor, reaching up over the cover of leaves to bloom in the sun.  They were not what I thought they were but beautiful none the less.

A little closer.
 The little blooms are about the size of a dime.... maybe even smaller.
 The color varies from very pale, almost white to the darker you see above.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

We recently visited Bronner's Christmas Wonderland with friends.  They surely have every Christmas ornament one could ever imagine!

Antique Tractors

We saw these tractors in Shepherd, MI at the Maple Syrup Festival.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

One Month Old!

He is growing so fast!


Samantha is intrigued with my reading glasses :)  She saw a picture on facebook of a little boy posing for a picture with someone's glasses on and she just had to have her picture taken like that.



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I am 49 years old, I have 2 adult sons, a grandaughter & a grandson. I am happily married to the love of my life. I have been intrigued with photography for as long as I can remember. I am constantly striving to learn something new and improve my photography. I love doing portraits, macros, and scenic shots. I literally take my camera everywhere I go. I find that the more I learn about photographing my world, the more I learn to "see" the beauty around me.