Michigan is a beautiful state. This photo blog is a way for me to capture the cool things I see every day. I hope you enjoy the photos. Click on the photo to see a higher resolution image. Please feel free to make comments and suggestions.
This morning, I was pulling weeds in the front yard. I noticed several red straw-like mushrooms shriveled up on the ground. As I pulled more weeds, I saw some that were not shriveled. When the sun hit the mushrooms, they immediately started to shrivel. Fortunately, I was able to get a few pictures of the ones that were still standing tall. I have never seen any mushrooms like this before. They were really cool!
In the photo below, you can see a shriveled mushroom in the foreground in front of the mushroom on the right.
This wetlands/swamp is behind an office building on Grand River Ave. I think it is a flood plain for the Red Cedar River. The light green that looks like grass is a thin layer of algae on the water. I am not sure why so many trees are dead.
I enjoy driving through the rural roads in Michigan. There are many beautiful sights to see. One of my favorite drives close to home is the tunnel of trees on Barton Road. It is great in the summer when all of trees are leafed out. It is also beautiful other times of the year as well.
This is a view to the north between Haslett Road and Germany Road.
This is a view to the south between Germany Road and Sherwood Road. I love the way the crest of the hill makes it look like the road disappears.
The emerald ash borer has decimated the ash tree population in Michigan. The City of Williamston decided to top off the ash trees in McCormick Park and bring in some world-class chainsaw artists to carve what was left. It was an opportunity to make something beautiful out of a tragedy.