Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beautiful Amaryllis

My granddaughter gave me these Amaryllis the Christmas before last and one the Christmas before that. A gift that keeps on giving year after year. They only bloom once a year so I put the plant out on my front porch for the summer and fertilize and then it goes dormant during the winter....low light and no water until you want them to bloom. A lot of people time them to bloom at Christmas but I don't have the room with all the holiday decorations etc. So I really enjoy these in the dark months of February and March. Thank you Emma.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Peaceful Sunday

It was pretty chilly Sunday but the sun was shining brightly and everyone was thinking of Spring. The park was busy with people just riding through. I could hear children playing in my neighborhood. Also, I am seeing signs of tulips poking up through the soil. Can't be too much longer can it?

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Victorian Farmhouse

 I came across this beautiful Victorian farmhouse right in Riverview. At one time this developed area must have all been farmland.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WJR Transmitter Building

I got it in my head that I would head over to Riverview to photograph this beautiful Art Deco style building that is the transmitter for WJR. I was so disappointed in several respects. First there were trucks parked in front of the building and then heavy equipment behind. The whole thing was surrounded by barbed wire fencing. I found the gate opened and got a few shots from there (I was on the public road) when two people came over and asked if they could help me. I wasn't on their property. Anyway, here's a few shots that I did manage to get and I am sure that you will agree that it is a beautiful building. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Searching for Spring...

......and I found it. The Red-winged Blackbirds, harbingers of spring, are back! Their unique sound filled the park. I think that the males migrate first to find their territory before the female fly in. I didn't get great pictures I'm afraid, but this one shows buds on the trees as well as a Blackbird. Spring is on the way!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

PawPaw Trail

Pawpaw trail is no longer maintained at Lower Huron Metropark. One of these days I am going to check it out anyway. I really miss walking the Pawpaw.