Thursday, May 14, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

My daughter and I took a walk out in our field the other day and out of nowhere came this very low flying plane. We live about 30 miles from a National Guard base and regional airport, so I imagine they were out doing drills or something, but it caught me completely off guard..

Monday, May 11, 2009

That's My World - Morel Season

The morel, in case you are unaware, is a tasty little delicacy and highly sought after mushroom that many people like to hunt this time of year. Here in northern Michigan, several towns have festivals to celebrate this hot little item that can bring in at least $20 per pound. I've been on a hunt trying to find them within this last week. We drove out to some state land and looked high and low and this was the only one we could find. Then yesterday my husband and I went for a walk in the woods on the back of our ten acres, and guess what, we found seven of them. We went back out this afternoon and found eight more. We haven't had much rain lately though, and since rain is helpful to their growth, I think later this week after the forecasted rain, we might just find us a bundle.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

That's My World - Coming To Life

Spring is by far my favorite season of the year. Everything is new again, and the world suddenly becomes full of color after a long gray, dull, winter. And then of course, I come out of hibernation with my camera in hand. Since I purchased my first DSLR camera as a birthday gift to myself last fall, I have been going crazy taking pictures of anything and everything I can find. Here are a few shots of some of the new life that is growing around my home.

This first shot is from one of our willow trees
These flowers below are buttercups, and they grow along the edge of the stream that runs through the woods behind our property.
Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. Here are some new shoots growing in our garden.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

A recent northern Michigan spring sky looms over our back field. This storm rolled in bringing much needed relief from very dry, high fire danger conditions.