Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Halloween

Red nose or not, clowns are creepy
Someone is watching you

Happy Halloween

Black-Capped Chicadee

The Songs
Fee Bee

I love the little Chickadee....so friendly with such energy and personality. This birds song is the most complex vocalizations of all animals....and I love when they call me "hey sweetie"
They cache food in hundreds of locations and retrieve food up to 28 days later.
The Chickadee appears in northern US and Canada. A group is called a "banditry"

The Black-Capped Chickadee is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts.

Look at this little bird...adorable and sooooo photogenic. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kensington Metropark in Autumn


 I like to take the same trail ever time that I walk at Kensington so that I can see the changes every season.I start on Wildwing Trail and then cut up by the shelter and hit Aspen Trail and then carry on to the Nature Center where I have a favorite bench that I like to use to catch my breath....also where I saw Bluebirds and a female Scarlet Tanager.
 Next time I go there, I will take a different trail that I like to walk in the fall. Two years ago I photographed some great turkeys there. I always remember where I saw what when I walk. "Here's where I saw the Indigo Buntings" or "This is the area of the lake that I saw the Wood ducks" or butterflies or deer or whatever. It is just so beautiful and peaceful. When I finish my walk I may be physically tired but my mind is at peace. Bless whoever makes these areas available to the public.
View from Wildwing Trail

 There are other lenses out there!

 Kent Lake

When I snapped this shot there were a flock of Canada geese landing on the lake.
 Another way to capture the beauty
There are hills in Michigan!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Memories of Picnics Past

Lots of good food and good times were had on these picnic tables

At Lower Huron Metropark