September Morning

©Sharon Kay

Lowell, MI

God is good! Out of the blue He leads me to a photo-op. 

Usually this happens when I change my plans on a whim.  This time I walked out the door planning to take my usual morning walk in the woods but I forgot to put on mosquito spray, (they were buzzing around me), so I decided instead I’d get in the car and go for a ride with my camera.  I only rode around the block and even that was on a whim.  I was going to go a different route but a car coming up behind me made me decide to turn to get out of it’s way.

I saw how pretty the sunlight looked streaming through the trees so I pulled off on the shoulder of the road to capture a picture of it.  The biker startled me a little when he silently came up from behind and whizzed past as I was getting out of the car with my camera.  The timing was perfect!

Thank you Lord! (and biker)

Kookaburra

I call our resident male cardinal(s) Kookaburra, not because of their “laugh” (thank heavens.. have you ever heard a real Kookaburra?) but because he truly is the king of his territory.  I’ve watched epic battles between the males fighting for the front yard feeder.  When he wins a battle he perches high on his favorite branch and sings his victory song.
I guess the loser got the back yard territory.

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Yellow

A yellow tree and wind sail breaks the gloom of a cloudy day at Pere Marquette.

Good light would make these photographs more interesting.  What can I say?!  Nearly every time I’m at this beach (taking my mom for a ride) it’s mid day, so even on sunny days the light is not great during the time I’m here.

©Sharon Kay

Flowers of June (so far)

Daisy foliage (top right) is just anticipation.
I wish I could bottle the scent of that peony.

From top left: Peony bud (about to open), Daisy foliage, Rose, Lady Slippers (a native and protected wildflower), Heirloom Iris, White Spiderwort, Purple Spiderwort.