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Birds and Turtles (for Barb)

We got out on the lake a week ago (sorry I’m slow at posting these) and saw more birds and turtles, no snakes. It was a good morning to see turtles.  These were on the point across from OCC. These were at the south end of the lake near the Horton Creek inlet.  I think this is a personal record, 18 turtles in one image. […]

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Spring (?) at the Lake

We finally got the kayaks on the lake this weekend.  The lake has thrown off the blanket of winter, but seems to be slow in waking up to spring.  It was still good to be on the lake to see what it offers. We chased this pair of merganser ducks most of the way around the south end of the lake.  We would get close […]

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At the Bird Feeder

Our new neighbors have a bird feeder that brings in all kinds of birds and even squirrels.  Here’s a few photos shot through our back window.       I hope you have survived the latest winter storm.  We have gone from wind chills of -40 to a temperature of 55 degrees in the last few days.  The snow is melting quickly, but there is […]

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Winter Storm Bruce

We woke up this morning to 4-5″ of wet heavy snow.  If nobody had to drive in it, it would be pretty.Well, even then it is still pretty.  Here’s a few pictures for all my southern/warm weather friends.              

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More Fall Color

We were at OCC a week and a half ago.  Although the color is fading, there was still some nice color.  Here are some photos taken in the colony.                     I hope you are enjoying this fall season. Mark

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Halloween Decorations

There are a couple houses in the Parchment area that really know how to do Halloween right.  Here are a few photos.  I don’t think any commentary is needed. Happy Halloween. Mark

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Fall Color Tour

We were up north a week ago and drove down a lot of dirt roads looking at the beautiful fall color. These images came from the area inside the triangle of Interlochen, Thompsonville, and Beulah. The color was fairly widespread and what we saw was beautiful.

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Another Sleeping Bear Adventure

I stopped at a store in Glen Arbor earlier in the week that had a sign “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”  That really stuck me.  Sometimes we get into a rut, doing the same things over and over again because they don’t take us outside our comfort zone.  Well, I’m glad to say that I’ve done a few […]

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Day at Sleeping Bear

Another beautiful day.  We headed off to Sleeping Bear this morning.  After the obligatory stop in Empire at the Earring Store (aka Secret Garden), we headed to Pyramid Point for a short hike.  The sun was out and so were lots of other people, but it is a great hike to the top to see the vista over Lake Michigan. The view from the top […]

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Eagle in the Morning

Another beautiful morning on the lake.  Not much activity, though.  A couple turtles and shore birds, but pretty quiet.  Then I spied this eagle soaring above. Darn!  It was too fast and I was too slow to catch him coming at me.  But, then it circled back … just doing lazy loops over my head. Finally, it flew straight at me overhead. and came in […]

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