Oct. 21, 2019

Here's a look at the simplex shape. Wonder if Mt. Albert, wherever it is, was named for Prince Albert, ne'er-do-well son of Queen Victoria? Watched a madcap portrayal of him in "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle" yesterday at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, MI. Great fun, great company, great food afterward at the Common Grill. Thanks again to Sam, who organizes these outings for the Ives Preserve volunteers and spouses (should be spice!).

Oct. 20, 2019

Here's a bulblet fern clinging to a rock wall. Here in Lenawee we have little if any natural exposed rock. This one and its buddies are on and around a very old railroad bridge abutment.

Oct. 19, 2019

The best way to try sticky currants? Go where they grow! While you're munching - or not - turn around and enjoy the view.

Oct. 18, 2019

Seen a sand dune, seen them all? When the kids finally convinced me to stop there, I found I was wrong. What a scenic and fascinating place! Visit in April, and you can play beach volleyball, and tube through the waves in the creek. Visit in June and there is no water. But always scenic. Saudi dunes couldn't stack up against these.

Oct. 16, 2019

Same site, same day, not so close. This field of wild mustard is so typical I was tempted to use it as the main image.