Kite number five at our favorite hill. This time I didn’t skimp on the kite buying. Instead I visited a local hobby shop where they sell the real deal, a large span kite made of cloth. It was the easiest to fly too only requiring a slight wind.
Before this harsh winter there was green grass. I could still walk the trails even late into fall but it seems like once that first snow hit it was non stop cold and snow. This Wednesday we will supposedly get up to 49 degrees but who knows. With Michigan it’s always a gamble and I know too another snow storm or two or three is not out of the question.
A few of the bird homes are near the starting trail so you have to pass by and certain times of the summer these birds are particularly protective of them. When walking by they dive bomb you, pulling up just before impact. My reaction is always to duck and run.
My attempt at a panoramic photo using an iPhone app. It didn’t work out as planned because I couldn’t get the timing right. You have do a 360 at just the right pace or the image is choppy but if you go too slow it causes the breaks you see in the clouds. This is the Lefurge Woods Nature Preserve. One of the places I frequent in the warmer months.
It seems like each winter I think about how much time I didn’t spend outdoors doing the things I enjoy.
I can’t complain about the amount of time I spent outdoors over the summer this year. My visits to the LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve and Matthaei Botanical Gardens were frequent.
The photo above was from this fall at the LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve just a couple miles from where I grew up and less than 10 miles from where I now live. I spent hours over the summer here walking around, flying a kite with my daughter and at times just sitting for a while to think.
Summer has always been my favorite time of year, winter my least. Over the past few years though I’ve come to appreciate different times of the year like Fall. The changing leaves and cool weather make for nice hikes.
The nature trail was hot today and these flowers look almost like they are melting.