Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trees - Meridian Township

It was cloudy with a few flakes of snow falling this afternoon when I walked through Harris Nature Center. The clouds made it tough to get good photos. Here are a few I managed to get.

An Evergreen standing tall

Female Downy Woodpecker looking for dinner

The next two creatures look like they belong in Middle Earth


Friday, January 4, 2013

Architecture - Lansing

We had sunshine today! It was windy and cold, but the sun was shining. I went for an early afternoon walk in Downtown Lansing to take advantage of the sunshine. There were several architectural elements that caught my eye while I was out.

I loved the red doors on this church and the way the black hinges stand out against the red.

This fence is really cool the way it stretches along the sidewalk. 

This is a turret on an old house that has been turned into office space. At least the building is being maintained.

 The next two photos are from the same church. The church is now called Church in the City.

This window is from Central United Methodist Church. For a bird's eye view of the church, see my blog post from October 2011, Views From the Top.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter - Williamston

Piper and I went for our afternoon walk today. By the time we walk, there is often not enough light to get photos, especially when it is cloudy like yesterday and today. I took about twenty pictures yesterday, but none of them turned out. Today we were lucky enough to get some photos before it got too dark.
Wind swept snow on the ice just above the rapids

Icy rapids on the Red Cedar River

A partially frozen stream that feeds into the Red Cedar

I am glad they did not cut down this grass on the side of the road.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Walk - Williamston

Sarah and I took Piper for a walk this afternoon. It was a beautiful walk with a light snow.
It is a good thing the sign is there.

The geese and ducks found a little open water.

The Red Cedar River is mostly frozen.

Snow covered footbridge over the Red Cedar.

The footbridge from another angle.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

River Trail - Lansing

We had our first substantial snow yesterday and last night. It was only about three inches, but it is nice to finally see some snow on the ground this winter. I took a walk along the Grand River on the Lansing River Trail during lunch. Here are a few shots that include some snow!

The River Trail facing south

Greenery in the snow

Green Door

Lansing Skyline

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Grinch - Lansing

Protests over Right to Work legislation continue in the Capitol. Here is one innovative protestor.