Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Driving through it at sunset is particularly unreal. Each windmill has its own blinking, red light announcing its silent presence to the coming nightfall.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The park area may be named shades because of the heavy forested area, the crevices between the cliffs, or simply because there were several murders here in the area in pioneer days.
Today the park is simply gorgeous and an exciting place to spend an afternoon exploring.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Recently a caboose, a nearly extinct commodity, was parked near the Dunes. I remember when nearly every train had a caboose, and a man to wave to traveling inside.
It reminded me of the Christmas classic and I thought this caboose appropriate for Small Business Saturday when everyone is going out and supporting their local community businesses during the holiday season, the good old fashioned way.
Friday, November 25, 2011
This deer and some buddies were foraging on the top of one of the higher dunes. It couldn't quite decide if I was there or not. Maybe it is just a bit more nearsighted than its friends that disappeared shortly after I walked up.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Among my thanks giving I am thankful for the nature of Indiana and the hardworking people that manage the wild areas that we have left so that little guys like these can still exist.
And I'm sure if these deer could talk they would be thankful that we eat turkey for Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This line of Cypress trees stands on the edge of a lake in Chain of Lakes State Park.
The pinecone of the Cypress has one of the most wonderful smells in the world.
Monday, November 21, 2011
This tiny mushroom was like a flower the other day when I found it on my daily walk through the forest.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
What wonders could be written while looking out on this view still!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
And the big buck? Sorry I did see a beautiful, magnificently healthy buck that made Harry Potter's patronus look like---well like the deer in the picture.
But like 9 of every 10 pictures---the big, beautiful one got away.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A stream is ever changing, feeding creatures big and small all along its route; and when it gets sick all it has to do is be allowed to clean itself---wash away the troubles, the poisons, the cares that we humans have dropped in it.
In the end the streams wear down the rocks, the dams, the human interferences.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The dogs like to pretend to be big hunters (couldn't be further from the fact) and so remained still and pointed the deer while I moved with caution.
This deer was no bigger than a Great Dane, and stood there for several minutes wondering if there was someone or something sharing that portion of the woods.
But then it started doing that thing with its mouth. This is the 2nd time in as many weeks that I've captured a deer making faces at me:
Saturday, November 12, 2011
But according to old time records, this bird used to migrate south, which could be a sign of global warming or just more bird feeders, or both.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunrise was delayed by the bank of clouds on the horizon. The foggy blanket remained.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The birds have robbed this flower of its seeds yet its beauty has been revived with the night's frost.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Birds love to eat the berries. But beware---the plant is a heart stopping bane to human consumption.