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).