Thursday, September 19, 2013

Disappointment

Just realized that most of my blog posts (from 2011 and before) no longer display the pictures correctly. Apparently I forgot to move them when I migrated my blog from Posterous Spaces to Blogger. Guess I have another project! Now where did I put all those photos?

The Border to Border Trail (B2B Trail) near Dexter Michigan

On the Border2Border Trail today, I walked almost 5 miles. And I saw this. This brand new section of the trail follows the Huron River near Dexter Michigan. If you want to go there, park at the Dexter-Huron Metropark.



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Barton Pond, Ann Arbor Michigan

A Stand-Up Paddle-boarder seen from the pedestrian bridge on the Barton Nature Area Trail.

Fly fishing the Huron River at Dexter-Huron Metropark, Northwest of Ann Arbor Michigan

Fly fishing the Ephron Leukon (White Fly) hatch on the Huron River yesterday I had a couple of interesting experiences. 
One: I got stuck in mud above my knees.
Two: A dead tree trunk fell from the shore and landed about 20 yards from me while I was untangling a rats nest in my fly line. Had I not been stopped to work on my line I would have been standing right under it when it fell. As it happened, the waves it generated washed right around me along with a bunch of bark and other debris. It doesn't look like much laying in the river, but it looked HUGE while it was coming down.
Three: I caught some fish!
Now, that doesn't happen every day!

Huron River, Wixom Michigan

Photo taken at the Powers Unit of Proud Lake State Recreation Area. 

One of the benefits of walking allot of trails in area parks is that I sometimes get to see views like this.

#PureMichigan

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Heritage Park, Farmington Hills Michigan -

Spotted on the "Meadow Trail" - it was not so much a flower, but was more of a bush or a tree that was filled with these. According to #whattheflora, a a crowdsourced plant identification service, the species is: #rhusCoriaria #elmleavedSumac

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Interesting - Walled Lake Michigan

We were waiting for our table at Bayside Sports Grille when we spotted these:
A talented entertainer who sang, played keyboard, electric guitar, and even blew a trumpet. Our waiter told us that the musician's name was Rick.

Also, we saw a group of ladies being trained at Mercer Beach in stand-up paddle boards.

 Then they proceeded to paddle their way around the lake. I think they made it about 1/3 of the way around, then they returned to the dock the way they had come. they were all dry, so I assume none went overboard. I found this: http://bit.ly/13z7dFG