Recreational Fire

Something willow tree owners learn to love.

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Mid-March

Some fantastic (for March in Michigan) weather took me out for yet another hike at Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Took a good long hike, and then waited till after dusk, hoping to hear or see the ‘sky dance of the Timberdoodles’ but to no avail. Unknowingly, I dropped the camera in the snow on the way back in the dark. Freaked out the next morning when I noticed it was gone. Luckily had the GPS running and there was still lots of snow in the woods, so I was able to retrace my route. Figured it was a goner when I arrived at the last place I knew I’d taken a photo and still hadn’t found it. Followed my track backwards once more, even slower this time, and was so happy when I spotted just a corner of the camera peeking out of the snow. Good thing it’s waterproof… and I dropped it during the ‘off trail’ portion of the hike. With all that being said, here’s a few photos from the walk.

A video with some sights and sounds of the thawing woods is linked here.

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Airy Vision

Culled from the herd in the Link Roundup, this is a real standout.

Check out the samples in the Photography section, and save me a copy of the book.

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Lucky Lars

Gets to see things many people can’t. Lucky for us he brought his camera.

Scroll to the bottom to see more from his Upper Peninsula travels, or here’s his main page.

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Doctored Photos

Flickr Find of the day. Plenty of West Michigan views, some from altitude, to enjoy.

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