This is a really random collection of pictures taken on the way home. First of all, I took a slightly different route out of Cleveland, which took me right along Lake Erie for a couple of miles. I had to stop and take a picture. I don't actually see that Great Lake very often. There's still a lot of ice along that shoreline!
I had to do a few assignments for my job on the way. That was an efficient way to get a good start on catching up. One of the places was a cabin right on the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette River. I drove in rain all day long, but as I got north and west of Lansing, I realized that it had been snowing most of the day in northern Michigan. It's very slushy, but makes a nice puffy white topping on the scene.
Finally, as I was leaving the cabin, I shot a wild pileated woodpecker! Of course, I only shot it with my camera, and didn't have fantastic success, but I don't care. Here's what I managed.
The reason I am so happy about this terrible picture, is that it's the first time I've ever managed to grab a shot of a totally wild pileated. I know, I showed you a picture before, but that was taken through a window, and the woodpecker was there because the owners of the house had been feeding it. This bird was just flying through the woods, and was surprised by me walking in to the cabin. The camera was around my neck, but even so, the birds are so quick that by the time I got the lens cover off, and turned it on, and found the bird through the viewfinder, this was all I got before it flew off. But it's a start.
Tomorrow, I'll try to start sorting the Flower Show pictures! I've been trying to get caught up reading many of your blogs tonight. Thanks for continuing to read mine!
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