Some of the parks are finally opening in Michigan. They are only open a few hours a day, for a few days a week for now. I personally think this is horrible but as one of many captors I am grateful for any reprieve right now. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time for them to “ramp up” the lockdowns again until their agenda of a global socialist regime becomes the norm. Anyone fighting them now? Not many. Most are too “conditioned.”
I’ve been out a few times now with my camera. Snapping shots of whatever catches my eye. I think I missed most of the water lilies for now. It was a beautiful view across the lake when these shots were taken. There are more people than I usually see since we all have such a short window of time in which to enjoy this park.
The first day there were excited wildlife running all around. Not sure they enjoyed all the human intrusion after many months of being free from our species. I think this chipmunk was running to tell his friends of the impending invasion.
The gardens were not up to the normal standards due to their annuals being planted much later than they should have been. There were a few perennials to see but the woods were beautiful! I didn’t take the full drive this time because of increased pedestrian traffic. It was my understanding that the trails were open & normally this is where the foot traffic is so the cars are not impeded.
Sorry for the redundancy, but I do love Japanese Iris!
Praying everyone is doing OK in these very difficult & challenging times. God bless you all. Peace out.
There are many different kinds of trees. Family trees, shoe trees and actually two kinds of those now. There are tree diagrams and also the kinds of trees that I think of right away when I see the word tree.
Coming soon to a woods near you!
Many years ago people spent most of their time outdoors. Supposedly there were way more miracles and prayers answered back in that time and it is my personal conviction that the trees helped spread the prayers where they needed to be heard across the lands. I believe we still have a lot to learn about these beautiful creations.
This has been an extraordinary Autumn for me. It’s a glorious transformation from summer to fall in the country like this. Helps me to deal with my loss and other changes I am still getting used to with something to be grateful for. God is good! Enjoy the last hurrah of fall! As my about page states, look but don’t touch.
If you look carefully you will see something I missed when I took one of my water pictures poking his head above the water. He blended right in!
Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton Michigan is the happiest place I know of, no matter what the season. I have loved nature since I was a small child. Plants, animals, smells, the feeling I get just walking with the breeze on my face, everything about outdoors!
Fall is an especially beautiful time to me and I wanted to share some of this with you. Take care and God bless!
There are so many creatures you will find if you keep your eyes open and your camera ready.
Some pests we need
wildlife is precious
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