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.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reflections - Lansing

I was walking under the Shiawassee Street bridge along the west side of the Grand River yesterday when I saw something in the water I have never seen. On closer examination I realized it was a reflection of the underside of the bridge. I guess the sun was at the perfect angle to create the reflection.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Decorations - Lansing

Here are a couple of photos of one of the larger than life holiday decorations in Downtown Lansing.

Judging from the size of those ornaments, I think they are going to need a bigger tree!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sign - Lansing

I was walking down Ottowa Street in Downtown Lansing a few days ago when I spotted this sign. I could not resist stopping to take a photo. It looks like it should be on Diagon Alley.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Right To Work Protest - Lansing

Today was a sad for Michigan. The Republican majority in the legislature forced through Right to Work legislation in order to weaken the Unions. It did not happen without a fight. Here are some scenes from around downtown Lansing.

Scene on Michigan Avenue
State Police in Riot Gear

Even the horses get riot gear
The guy on the right does not look excited to be here
The press was on hand

Governor Snyder the Rat
Below are some great signs I saw.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Celtic Festival - Saline

We attended the Saline Celtic Festival Saturday. It was great! Unfortunately, I did not get photos of everything that took place, but here are a few.
Firing up the crowd

Preparing to joust
Sheaf Toss

Marching to competition

The lovely sound of the pipes

Flags from Scotland and Ireland

Inside the acoustic music tent

Hammered dulcimer

More pipes
Broadsword demonstration
Birds of prey

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ski Lift - Gaylord

These photos were taken in at Tree Tops Resort in Gaylord in early May. This is what a ski lift looks like with no snow. When you take some of the pieces by themselves, they look like something from a science fiction movie.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Trilliums - Meridian Township

Piper and I went for a walk at Harris Nature Center this afternoon. Fortunately for me, the trilliums were in bloom. Trilliums are my favorite flower. I think it is because they are simple and elegant. They also have an ephemeral quality, because they are short lived. However, when they are in bloom, I enjoy them tremendously. Today, I was able to enjoy thousands of them! Here are a few.

And one tired (but happy) puppy.