Scenes from a spring trip to Lake Michigan’s eastern shore including, Frankfurt, Leland, and from the Interlochen College for the Creative Arts.
The airshow was held September 2nd-4th at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI, sponsored by the Yankee Air Museum. Static displays and demonstrations made the day educational and entertaining and the aerobatic and Blue Angel performances were outstanding.
Oak Openings Metropark, Toledo, Ohio
Oak Openings Metropark, Swanton, Ohio
The city of Tecumseh and Kapnick Orchard coordinate a day of fall fun each year called “Appleumpkin”. Many vendors, food concessions and activities are provided and the festival attracts 15,000 visitors over its two day run.
The annual Civil War Muster in Jackson, MI features two battle re-enactments. These photos are from the Gettysburg reenactment battle and also photos of the camp life as portrayed by the re-enactors.
Lake Michigan along Michigan’s western shore is a delightfully long stretch of sand dunes, beaches and lighthouses. The USS Silversides submarine in Muskegon, MI, is available for tours and even overnight stays. The beach and lighthouse views are from Grand Haven and Ludington.
Toledo Express Airport, July 16, 2016.
Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Michigan. July 3, 2016.
The Yankee Air Museum sponsored the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The aerobatics were spectacular.
These photos were taken on the old campus of the Adrian Training School. This property now belongs to the city of Adrian.
Professional nature photographer, Steve Gettle, hosted a nature photography workshop at the Howell Nature Center on May 7, 2016. These birds and animals are unable to survive in the wild and are permanent residents of the nature center.
Oak Openings Metro Park – Toledo, Ohio. Spring storm, April 6, 2016.
Hydrothermal features are fragile rarities of nature and very beautiful. Yellowstone National Park has a variety of hot springs, mud holes, geysers and fumeroles.
Suddenly seeing the massive rock formation appear on the landscape gets your attention. Even without knowing the legends or the association with the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, the visual impact inspires the imagination.
Rain and fog obscured the first views of Mt Rushmore giving it a forbidding look. The weather cleared and re-clouded as we drove through Custer State Park and saw distance views of the monument. The next morning skies were clear
The Badlands arise suddenly out of the prairie. There are trails throughout the park but Paula couldn’t get past the “Beware of rattlesnakes” signs everywhere.