Friday, September 07, 2007

Random Acts of Michigan

Per the norm, I took about a gazillion photos on this trip. I'll post more one by one (so consider yourself warned!) — the following are actually just the leftovers, which I've opted to lump into one entry.



The whole point of this photo was the "Dead End" signed tucked to the side of the road just before the stunning overlook. Sadly, the photo turned out too dark for the irony to really come across.




It's not quite fall yet, but a few random trees in Michigan are starting to show it.




Why is a large, soaring bird loses its majesty aspect the moment you realize it's not a hawk — as originally suspected — but rather a vulture?




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with being a vulture...
~BPP

Unacademic Advisor said...

You know, I really do enjoy your photos. But I miss your writing.

When you come here, we can look for condors! Odd how much more exciting they are even though they are rather like vultures.

M@ said...

If I had a nickel for everyone shooting those "Dead End" signs....

I like your open barn door better. Nice shots.

Beth said...

What great photos. I need a vacation.

Kathleen Marie said...

This is my first visit. Loved the photos. What a great trip and I understand completely about the vulture thing... It is always a let down.

scarecrow said...

I live in Michigan, but I've never seen a vulture here before. I guess ignorance is bliss when it comes to taking nature shots. I can't tell it's a vulture... :)

-Lisa

Pamela said...

I saw SO MANY vultures when we drove to California two weeks ago
Then I realized -- they hang around the freeways for the road kill.

Stacy said...

I have pondered the vulture thing too. I think the soaring bird thing is uplifting no matter what you call the bird. It's like this right?
"Look, it's an Eagle"
"Wow, so cool" says your friend and then, "Oh, it's a Vulture"
"Oh, not so cool?"???

Woodrow said...

Who knew the water was so blue.