November 15, 2018 Ottawa Sands with Marie
Grand Haven Board of Light and Power along the Grand River
Walking along a trail I could just see the top of the county building in Grand Haven, about one mile away. From the same spot I zoomed in with the camera and got the photo below. The county building through the BLP power lines.
Goldenrod was still blooming even though there was some snow on the ground.
From Ottawa Sands looking east to the U.S. 31 drawbridge and the railroad bridge.
We saw the eagle nest. We also saw the eagle flying high in the sky.
November 19 2018 Marie and I hiked at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, the north end.
"A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 1,000 acres of land with two and a half miles of shoreline. The Lake Michigan beach is a two-thirds mile hike from the picnic parking area. In addition, the park has fresh water coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. The park's terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hills. The park, located in Allegan County, is relatively undeveloped."
These mushrooms were growing in the sand, one had been broken off and the cap flipped over. The top was edged in purple and underneath was all purple.
Then we arrived at Lake Michigan!
In this photo you can see Big Red the Holland lighthouse approximately 4.4 miles to the north of where I was standing at the beach at Saugatuck State Park.
High up in a tree, I could see a dark shape. A bird? A Walmart bag? In the picture above you can just see it on the dark hill....center of the picture then a bit to the right. I zoomed in (photo below) and I think it was an osprey.
Here I circled the bird (with red) in the tree...
That same day we also walked at River Bluff Park.
Some of the trail here is down from the Gerald R. Ford Freeway! As long as those trucks stay up on the road!
Witch Hazel blooming!
Some neat lichen?
We drove through New Richmond Bridge Park.
And we drove down 133rd Avenue, where in the spring we see so many of the early blooming wildflowers.
Then home past farms, and barns, and through a tunnel.
A wonderful day, I am so glad we went! Thanks for stopping by the blog.