Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sneak peak

We spent the last week in Western Kentucky at a beautiful lake home with no internet access.  It was heaven!  I’m putting together a post about all the beautiful birds, butterflies, and flowers we saw.  In the meantime, I wanted … Continue reading

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A fresh perspective

I decided to change up my routine a bit and head down to the river for my evening walk.  The pathway by the river is a little more open, giving me more light for photographing.  Plus, the mosquitoes have been … Continue reading

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Faraway birds

The woods are so thick with vegetation right now it is nearly impossible to get many close-up photos of birds.  They are there–I can see them hopping around from branch to branch or hear them way up in the canopy.  … Continue reading

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Bath Time!

I went outside last evening to refill the bird feeders and caught this robin taking a bath.  I think I startled her, and she looked like she was ready to take off, but then I stopped and stepped back and … Continue reading

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  I had a magical walk in the woods last night.  It was right around dusk, very quiet, and not much was moving.  All of a sudden, I noticed a buck not far from me.  He saw me at the … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter what the calendar says.  It’s summer!  The last day of school was yesterday! I am so looking forward to taking more regular walks.  I only got out one morning last week and just had time to go … Continue reading

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The Peony Garden

One of the highlights of spring around here is when the peony garden at the arboretum is in full bloom.  From the website: The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden presents a stunning spring display, with over 270 historic … Continue reading

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