Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn News

Coreopsis in the sun
Love this early turning tree

Bob White Trail

Lower Huron Metropark

This is a strange looking mushroom!

Just to let you know that all of these pictures were taken on automatic. Still trying to figure out F stops and apertures. I am not getting any smarter! Did buy a polarizing filter today so I will give that a try on Sat, if the sun is shining. I'm sure the sun will come out again when Tim goes back to work on Monday.

Looking forward to this weekend....the baseball playoffs starting Friday...go Tigers and the Lion's game on Sunday. Also have the Crack O' Dawn Coffee Club will really be dark in the am this time. Hope to shoot some pictures on manual setting.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Autumn

First day of fall and it is pouring sad! It was great yesterday and I worked in the garden not wanting to go inside. I sure hope that my favorite season doesn't get rained out! Well, no help for it today. I will have to go shopping!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tiny Things

I need a macro lens! Maybe a camera class to learn what I'm doing would help. That starts Tuesday. Anyway, hope that you enjoy the tiny things that nature has to offer.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Afternoon at Kensington Metropark

Sandhill Crane

Cabbage White on ragweed

Milkweed Pod

Red Admiral on Buddleia flower


Chipmunk posing for my camera

Black-Capped chickadee

Autumn Aster


After seven days and seven nights of rain and gloom, we finally had a beautiful day on Monday. I wanted to go out to Kensington to walk the 2 mile Wildwing trail but when I got there I just didn't feel up to it. Instead, I went on my favorite walk starting on Wildwing and cutting through to the Aspen trail and then on to the nature center.

All of the above pictures I took on Monday. It shows how much there is to see....a lot move than the pictures that I posted. I loved the sun, the smells and the slant of the September light. Didn't see any deer that day. The monarch butterflies were out in little flocks (do butterflies flock?) and it was a treat to see the red admiral. I took several photos of that cardinal. He seemed to be molting and not looking his best.

Tomorrow is what I call my butterfly day. Last year, on that date, I found 6 different varieties of butterflies at Lake Erie Metropark. So, I hope to repeat that experience tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Presque Isle

This is a picture of my brother, Jim, on a kayak trip. He is in the middle...white hats must run in the family (see posting the "art of walking"). I loved the turtle picture so much I had to post these. The photos were taken by MT Pritchart. Thank you.

Off on a butterfly search today at Kennsington. First time we have seen the sun in 7 days! Can't wait to get out, but to be on the practicle side I am waiting for rush hour traffic to subside on I 96.