The Rapids

June 30, 2016 - Both the camera and I got wet as we got a bit too close to the rapids. In hindsight, it was well worth it.
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Floating Along

June 30, 2016 - The adult males were just cruising around checking out the surroundings.
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Return from Mackinaw Island

June 29, 2016 - We passed on taking the ferry to Mackinaw Island, but got to enjoy the view watching it return, just as we did from our...
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"Quietude"

June 29, 2016 - Total silence and serenity. Even the geese aren't around this am.
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Swimming Lessons

June 28, 2016 - After a brief walk around our property, it was time for a swimming lesson.
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Sunburst

June 28, 2016 - Sunrise over the ocean always is more dramatic when it peeks out from behind broken clouds.
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Slow Motion

June 27, 2016 - Slowed down the motion of the upper falls at Tahquamenon so you could get a better sense of the energy.
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Posed

June 27, 2016 - Photographing robins seems to be a lot less challenging than most other birds, but it's still fun.
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Spring Colors

June 25, 2016 - Couldn't ask for a better springtime setting -- a baltimore oriole and blossoms.
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Dry Season

June 24, 2016 - Note the distance between rivers edge and the house. During "rainy season" the river will rise enough where it will be...
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Up River

June 24, 2016 - Wind and spray in my face and on the lens, but who cares. It's worth the shot.
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Dandy

June 23, 2016 - It might be a weed, but when you really see it, the structure is amazing.
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Irises

June 23, 2016 - The iris has been the symbol of monarchs and royal families throughout history. Fortunately for me, some are growing wil...
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End of Day

June 22, 2016 - You sure can tell this is a fisherman's working boat.
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Gliding Finch

June 22, 2016 - One of many house finches that frequent the feeders daily. Now that they have arrived the supposed "4 day feeder" lasts...
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Bubbling

June 21, 2016 - Another relaxing break in Charlevoix Michigan after visiting the somewhat wilder upper peninsula of Michigan.
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Rowing Home

June 21, 2016 - Everyone here lives off the river and the land, and they all seem very happy with their lifestyle.
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Beachfront Park

June 20, 2016 - View from the lower peninsula side after returning from the UP" across the Mackinaw bridge
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Memories of Florida

June 20, 2016 - This is the way the coast of Florida looked before the "northern high rise invasion".
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Easter in Sicily

June 19, 2016 - While visiting Taormina Sicily we happened upon this little church on the edge of town.
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Snow Capped

June 18, 2016 - Until recently I had hoped this was about as close to snow as I would ever get. You just never know how circumstances wi...
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Cruising

June 17, 2016 - Went ashore to see what we could find in Madeira Portugal. It turned out to be full of pleasant surprises, friendly peop...
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Fanning Out

June 17, 2016 - Nothing stops these birds when there's seed in the feeder. Not even the driving rain could slow them down today.
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Taking a Break

June 16, 2016 - After another beach outing chasing pelicans, "wind surfers", the Goodyear blimp and anything else silly enough to cross...
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Dipping

June 16, 2016 - Although the water here didn't look appealing to me, this flock was drifting around, dipping and enjoying the "meal"....
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Wide Water

June 15, 2016 - The upper Tahquamenon falls are bigger and more dramatic than the lower falls, but both are worth seeing.
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Cygnets

June 15, 2016 - These are three of the six cygnets that appeared off our patio a week or so ago. There are four white and two grey ones,...
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Gaining Momentum

June 14, 2016 - Downriver from the upper falls at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's upper peninsula.
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Black & White

June 14, 2016 - Swans typically give birth to both grey (black) and white cygnets which does not mean that mom has been fooling around....
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Upper Falls

June 13, 2016 - Closer view of the upper falls at Tahquamenon.
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Goslings

June 13, 2016 - These goslings are growing up quickly. It won't be too long before they're flying around squawking at with the rest of t...
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Fanning

June 12, 2016 - Haven't seen anything like this lately, but the variety of flora in Michigan this spring took my eyes to a different per...
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Looking Up

June 11, 2016 - Everybody enjoys a nice sunny morning with a light breeze and no humidity. The palm trees just add to the beauty that su...
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Downriver

June 10, 2016 - Looking downriver over the upper falls at Tahquamenon in Michigan's upper peninsula.
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On Guard

June 10, 2016 - The babies always hover around mom, while dad circles around the perimeter guarding the cygnets.
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Parading

June 09, 2016 - Mom and Dad took the gosling gang out to show them off around the neighborhood. Sure glad I got the walk placed in time...
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Getting Wet

June 09, 2016 - The closer we get, the windier it gets and the wetter we get. Must admit the falls were exhilarating only made more so b...
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Lower Falls

June 08, 2016 - Finally made it to Tahquamenon Falls in the upper peninsula peninsula of Michigan. The first view was very scenic, and i...
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Mackinaw City Bridge

June 08, 2016 - Continuing north to Michigan's upper peninsula to see what we can see. Stay tuned for more.
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Tunnel of Trees

June 08, 2016 - This was the longest, straight stretch of road through the trees for about 20 miles. At that, this stretch probably was...
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Traverse Bay Shoreline

June 07, 2016 - Quite a bit different than the shoreline I became accustomed to in Florida.
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Coming Up

June 07, 2016 - Sure sign of another glorious day.
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The Maze

June 06, 2016 - Cannot imagine trying to get through this tangle of mangrove tree roots, but the fish, raccoons, etc. use it effectively...
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Golden Morn

June 06, 2016 - As day breaks, so do the clouds making for another interesting sunrise.
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Guarding the Feeder

June 05, 2016 - The blackbirds, cowbirds, etc. are trying to take over the feeders, but the little "guys" are not to be deterred.
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Move Over

June 04, 2016 - This finch should consider going up a level to feed. I don't think the woodpecker is about to move out of the way.
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Incoming

June 03, 2016 - This blue jay looked as though it were slowly floating in to feed.
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Playtime

June 03, 2016 - These two never seem to get tired of running and playing on the beach. That's Hooch at 11 years old and Rufus at 1 1/2....
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What's That?

June 02, 2016 - All of a sudden a squirrel and a rabbit showed up to check out the seeds gathering on the ground.
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Passageway

June 02, 2016 - Must admit theSicilians know how to take advantage, and beautify their balconies. This was one of many small passageways...
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Coming Around

June 01, 2016 - Time for the second course -- from suet to seed.
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Wingspread

June 01, 2016 - I never get tired of photographing these orioles in flight.
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