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Friday, May 13, 2011
This is really Thursday's post. It was Om's birthday and he wanted to go somewhere to take pictures. We went to the Lake Bluff Audubon property in Manistee. I have no idea what he was picturing, but if it was good, he'll probably put it on Facebook.
It must have been a good outing. We walked too little for me and too much for Om! I chose a place that's really good for wildflowers, but there just wasn't much happening yet. Last year's polypore fungus was trying to pretend that it's a flower.
The ferns are starting to unfurl. I like that a lot. This is the Christmas Fern, which has dark shiny evergreen fronds. That makes the fiddleheads seem so odd to me, since they are the exact opposite- white and felty!
This was the brightest color of the day. This is the flower of the red maple. They aren't always quite this bright, but sometimes!
We ended the day with a short stroll along the bluff. Here's my best effort to capture the feeling of that.
Om is really the photographer of the family, but we had a good time, and we've learned that we don't have to compare pictures and try to be "the best." We've agreed to do it again this summer, and we've even chosen where. I'll keep it a secret for now.