One Last Look

November 30, 2017 - Heading out for the day, just had to stop and capture the window framed in color while reflecting the trees behind me. A...
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All Around Us

November 29, 2017 - Now we're really starting to se the color change, and fortunately, the weather has cooperated too.
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"Guzei"

November 28, 2017 - A red bridge, or Guzei, on a Japanese Garden is symbolic. It represents the path to salvation, "The bridge, particularl...
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Come & Get It

November 28, 2017 - This buck, our number 2 guy from the perspective of size, seems to be returning at least once daily.
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Country Road

November 27, 2017 - A little bit of this color and a little bit of that color, and pretty soon you have peak color.
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The Referee

November 26, 2017 - When Mannie sees that play is getting to be a bit rough, he likes to get in the middle and referee. If ignored by his bi...
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Cool, Clear Water

November 25, 2017 - Still looking for autumn colors, but it's either too soon, or it's too warm and too dry.
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Not Ashamed

November 24, 2017 - Mannie did nothing wrong. He's not hanging his head in shame. He's just trying to avoid the camera which always seems to...
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Morning Glory

November 24, 2017 - Could be a great day in the making. For now, it's time to enjoy the sunrise while sipping an espresso.
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Best Friends

November 23, 2017 - It doesn't' get much better than this.
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Swan Lake

November 22, 2017 - A few days ago, I had the opportunity and the pleasure of watching the swans behind our home go through there morning ba...
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Air Drying

November 22, 2017 - Nearing the end of the 15-20 minute morning bathing ritual, this swan was beating it's wings to dry them.
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On the Way

November 21, 2017 - On my way to the dog park with Mannie, we found this scene and couldn't resist stopping to try and capture the color cha...
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Still Waters

November 20, 2017 - Still making the rounds checking some new sites. I think we still are about a week away from peak color.
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Touch of Red

November 19, 2017 - There's always a standout that catches my eye.
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My Favorite

November 18, 2017 - Mannie brought this toy with him the day he came home with us. Of all the toys he has, this Xmas cow from Chick Fil A se...
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Morning Ritual

November 17, 2017 - This swan couple never misses a day without their morning ritual of bathing and preening. The ritual last over 15 minute...
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Off Road

November 17, 2017 - Right across the road from Mannie's dog park. Mannie is getting to be my color guide in addition to all the other benefi...
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Pure Maple

November 16, 2017 - Just keep looking in every direction. You never know what you'll see.
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Maple Magic

November 16, 2017 - You can almost watch the leaves changing color in front of your eyes. That's one aspect of fall weather that is magical.
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"Quietude"

November 15, 2017 - Just happened upon this pond while wandering around Cranbrook Gardens. It was a great spot to pause and "reflect".
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Almost There

November 15, 2017 - Now we're starting to see the color change!!!
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In the Garden

November 14, 2017 - I was fortunate enough to get out to photograph the colors before the next two cold fronts as the wind and rain stripped...
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Thinking

November 13, 2017 - Wastes are known for their high level of intelligence and independent thinking when routing out creatures. Mannie appear...
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My Turf

November 13, 2017 - Apparently, thee is something on our property that is a big attraction for bucks this year. This guy is here multiple ti...
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Silhouette

November 12, 2017 - In Cranbrook Gardens,there always is something of beauty to see in every direction. Can't wait for spring to see what's...
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Ready to Party

November 11, 2017 - Fluffed and buffed in preparation for my birthday party. I'm 8 years old today and I can hardly wait to see what my new...
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Togetherness

November 11, 2017 - Just as I was about to capture this mallard couple perched on the edge of the lake, Manner came bounding around the corn...
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Bonding

November 10, 2017 - This is Mannie right after his latest grooming with "Mom", just before she heads off to the hairdresser.
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Transition

November 10, 2017 - The presence of the "Torii" typically marks the entrance of a Japanese Shinto shrine. It is the easiest way to identify...
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Reflection

November 09, 2017 - In addition to quiet and tranquility, a Japanese garden typically has many things to offer anyone interested in photogra...
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Slow Approach

November 08, 2017 - This fairly good size buck is one of four that now is frequenting our site. In terms of the pecking order, I'd say this...
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Ring-Billed Gull

November 07, 2017 - These gulls have been staying around here longer in the season as they have found easy pickings in the parking lots and...
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Lakefront

November 07, 2017 - I never tire of the fall colors, especially when I can capture their reflections in the water.
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Returning to Cranbrook House

November 06, 2017 - Cranbrook Gardens offer so much to photograph irrespective of the season. It's now on my places to return each season....
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Mallard

November 05, 2017 - These ducks are a very familiar sight in the ponds and lakes around southeast Michigan. They always seem to return to th...
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Spooky

November 04, 2017 - This would have been a great moonscape for Halloween night. The moon was full, but also fully hidden behind the clouds....
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In the Garden

November 04, 2017 - The fountain may be shut down for the season, but the beauty still exists.
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Glowing

November 03, 2017 - Some days, being the "early bird" has lots of benefits.
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Gull Colony

November 02, 2017 - While often referred to as a flock, the proper name for a group of gulls is a colony. At least that's what I have been t...
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Down Below

November 02, 2017 - Even though the fountain has been turned off for the season, the setting is ideal for family photos. Have to figure out...
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Staking a Claim

November 01, 2017 - Our number 3 buck is back and is spending more time marking the area.
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Lakeside

November 01, 2017 - Once in a while if you look long enough, you are fortunate enough to come upon a special scene. These are the kinds of s...
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