Hunch on Hinchman

(Berrien County, Michigan) I was eastbound on Hinchman Road the other foggy morning from Stevensville to Berrien Springs when I spotted this sight and said:  "I have a camera handy, and there is no traffic. Stop and shoot." I did as instructed, and there you have it.

(Berrien County, Michigan) I was eastbound on Hinchman Road the other foggy morning from Stevensville to Berrien Springs when I spotted this site and said: “I have a camera handy, and there is no traffic. Stop and shoot.” I did as instructed, and here you have it.

Posted in Berrien County, farming, Michigan | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Final Approach

(University of Notre Dame, Indiana) You ask: "How did you manage to turn something as prosaic as a plane landing into something so macabre?" I say: "I simply used my camera to full effect."

(University of Notre Dame, Indiana) You ask: “How did you manage to turn something as prosaic as a plane landing into something so macabre?” I say: “I simply used my (Canon PowerShot) camera to full effect.”

 

Posted in Catholic Church, Notre Dame | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ripple Effect

(Lakeside, Michigan) I know you're all watching the Oscars, but I thought you might need some eye candy during the commercials.  I took this at Chikaming Township Park & Preserve this afternoon while hiking with my dear wife Natalie.

(Lakeside, Michigan) I know you’re all watching the Oscars, but I thought you might need some eye candy during the commercials. I took this at Chikaming Township Park & Preserve this afternoon while hiking with my dear wife Natalie.

Posted in Chikaming Township, light fixation, Michigan | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sunset Limited

Train 117 ties up at Carroll  Avenue in Michigan City after a golden, sunset run from Chicago.

Train 117 ties up at Carroll Avenue in Michigan City after a golden, sunset run from Chicago.

(Chicago, Illinois) We caught South Shore train 117, the 5:28 from Millennium Station at Randolph and were savoring the sublime symphonic music we had just heard from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when we realized that we riding the Sunset Limited.   Our train was running due south and we were seated on the starboard side, so we had a wonderful view of a fabulous February sunset over the South Side.  Life is good when you mix great music and golden sunset train rides.  Now sit back and enjoy the ride:

Posted in Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swingin’ Gull

(New Buffalo, Michigan) This Ring-billed Gull down at the beach was telling me the other day that it wanted a hand-out.  Like, now!!!!

(New Buffalo, Michigan) This Ring-billed Gull down at the beach was telling me the other day that it wanted a hand-out. Like, now!!!!

 

Posted in BBC, birding, Lake Michigan, Michigan, New Buffalo | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Morning Glory

(Stevensville, Michigan) This is for all you snowbirds who say February in Michigan sucks.  I don't think so.  This was Lincoln Township Beach right after the thunderstorm.  That's right: thunderstorm!

(Stevensville, Michigan) This is for all you snowbirds who say February in Michigan sucks. I don’t think so. This was Lincoln Township Beach right after the thunderstorm Friday morning. That’s right: thunderstorm!

Posted in Lake Michigan, Michigan | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Trail

(Grand Junction, Michigan) It was grand to be back on the Kal-Haven Trail with Natalie the other day. Next time, we'll bicycle the trail.

(Grand Junction, Michigan) It was grand to be back on the Kal-Haven Trail with Natalie the other day. Next time, we’ll bicycle the trail.

(Grand Junction, Michigan) The Kal-Haven Trail extends from South Haven on the west to Kalamazoo on the east and has already linked to other trails. Some day you will be able to ride from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron without competing with cars. Wouldn't that be lovely?

(Grand Junction, Michigan) The Kal-Haven Trail extends from South Haven on the west to Kalamazoo on the east and has already linked to other trails. Some day you will be able to ride from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron without competing with cars. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Posted in Kal-Haven Trail, Kalamazoo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment