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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Trail Closed! = Good

 
Sorry about no post yesterday. I slept all morning after work Friday night. Then had to go out and do a couple of cases for the other job in the afternoon. Fell asleep at my computer after that and decided to go to bed at 8 pm. Slept right through till 6:30 this morning!

Today, I went searching for information and progress on the improvements that are being done this year to the Hart-Montague Rail Trail.

Hart Montague Rail Trail

The section between Montague and Rothbury is indeed re-paved, and that seems to be on schedule.

I rode about ten miles on a different piece, which was plenty, plenty in the heat wave we are suddenly having.

Had the privilege of helping someone who needed an assist. Quality day!

See Joan and Ellen Take an Excellent Bike Ride
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Friday, July 24, 2015

It's All I Got

 
All I have to offer today is a clear orange sunset. Enjoy.

sunset

I'm off to work in a few minutes.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lincoln Lake

 
Today I was very near Lincoln Lake, so I decided to just go take some pictures. The main road from Ludington to the state park crosses it, so it's really easy to forget about it, because it's just there all the time.

The first shot was taken into the sun, and so it isn't great. It must have also been a little hazy since these shots are muted. But I wanted to give you a general idea of the lake. It's long and narrow, just a wide place in the Lincoln River, really.

Lincoln Lake

I always tell people who don't know anything at all about plants that you can still learn some things on a nature outing. For example, you could count the shades of green and try to give them names. You can try to find different textures. The edges of Lincoln Lake would be a great place to do either of those exercises.

Lincoln Lake

Lincoln Lake

Reflections and ripples always make interesting shots.

Lincoln Lake

But this one is my favorite of the day. No question about it.

Lincoln Lake

See North Branch Lincoln River
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Favorite Vista

I can't believe I haven't shown you this before, but I'm not finding any post about it. This is one of the really good views you can get in my home county.

For anyone local, go to the corner of Brye and Blundell, then go just a bit farther north to the top of the hill and look south.

Mason County vista

Certainly you can see into Oceana County, although I'm not sure how far. I think it's possible the two lines of hills in the distance could be north and south of the Pentwater River. When you are a little farther south, near Hart, you can look north and see quite a few of the wind turbines, so the far ridge could be that one.

The odd thing is that when you look at topo maps, you don't really see those east-west ridges like that. They must be collections of small hills that blend in the distance to look like a ridge. More exploration needed.


See Wind Turbines I
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pushmi-Pullyu

 
What? Is this some new twist on Dr. Doolittle's menagerie?

baby raccoons

Nope, just one baby raccoon sitting on its sibling, and in a hurry to scurry back into the underbrush.

baby raccoons

A nice smile at the end of my evening walk.

See another baby raccoon
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