A summer storm approaching farmland in northern Illinois.
A place on the White River near Hesperia, Michigan, just upstream from the M-20 Bridge; it’s an easy place to get in the water and looks as if there would be lots of trout, but I’ve never done very well here. The well-worn path through the woods indicates that more than a few fishermen wade this stream. Maybe they’ve already taken all the trout.
Another side of the story is that it’s a quiet, beautiful place to spend a summer afternoon just being.
Despite its incredibly fierce passive/aggressive defense, the Prickly Pear Cactus sprouts a very delicate flower about this time every spring. These are a few growing around the perimeter of the Snow to Sun RV Resort’s leash-free dog park and birding center. Prickly Pear blossoms begin opening in the Rio Grande Valley late March. By the end of June to the middle of July tunas will be ripe for harvest and turned into a delicious wine.
A wee spot of brandy first thing in the morning puts a crisp focus on the entire day.
I had the awesome experience of watching the sunrise over two different lakes this morning, June 7, 2017. We put the boat in at the western end of White Lake where I took the first photo, and then motored out to Lake Michigan where I caught a different view about 20 minutes later. I’m liking this smart-phone camera more every time I use it.
To make the day even better, we caught two King Salmon, which equaled our catch for the entire season last year.