Oct. 18, 2021
Oct. 17, 2021

This is the scene just downstream from the only roughleaf dogwood patch in Ives Preserve. But this image strikes a chord with me for another reason. One I was not lucky enough to get a shot of. As I was taking in this view there was a BIG splash upstream. A deer had just launched itself off the high bank on its way across the river. Now that would have been a image! This spot is roughly a mile into the preserve going north (upstream) along the River Raisin. If you walk along the river to get there, you will go a couple miles or more along the crookedest river in the world (according to Guiness).

Oct. 16, 2021

Here's a bit of sumac doing its second-most famous thing. Don't touch or you might become part of its more famous legend.

Oct. 15, 2021
Oct. 14, 2021

I spotted these hazelnuts at Ives last Saturday. A great rarity in my experience. Other critters almost always beat me to them.