Exposure.Detroit opening: all the cool duckies will be there

Rubber-Duckies, photo by nichpr This photo is part of Paul’s Artful set (slideshow). It’s also part of my developing collection of Michigan duck-related phoptography, but the less said about that, the better! The Exposure.Detroit May Exhibit Opening Party takes place this Friday (May 16) from 7pm – 10pm at the Bean & Leaf Cafe in … Continue reading Exposure.Detroit opening: all the cool duckies will be there

Is this a Paddle, Raft, Plump, Team, Brace or Dopping of Ducks?

Swarm!, photo by OtisDude. OtisDude writes: I was shooting some duck pictures today when all the sudden something startled all the ducks. Calm to chaos in less than a second. I managed to snap off 4-5 pics before I got a little panicked and got out of the way. We’ve all heard of the many … Continue reading Is this a Paddle, Raft, Plump, Team, Brace or Dopping of Ducks?

Snow (and Ducks) on the Huron River

Huron, originally uploaded by John Baird. Speaking of snow (of which Michigan has almost none right now), here’s a stunning photo by John Baird of snowier days on the Huron River.Click the photo, click “ALL SIZES” and look at the largest to get the full effect. When he’s not taking pictures, John is a furniture … Continue reading Snow (and Ducks) on the Huron River

Trees, Reflected

Trees Reflected by Joel Dinda Here’s a lovely shot from the Maple River State Game Area which: …is mid-Michigan’s largest contiguous wetland complex, an extensive area of floodplains, lowlands, and marshes along the Maple River that begins in Gratiot County and spills into Clinton County … Hiking opportunities are available in the East Unit, however. … Continue reading Trees, Reflected

Happy Mother’s Day, Michigan Moms

Happy Mothers Day by Kevin Povenz “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale Kevin shared this pic of a mother swan and her cygnets, wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I heartily agree and hope all you moms … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, Michigan Moms

Red Mohawk: At Home with Michigan’s Pileated Woodpecker

Red Mohawk, photo by PK HyperFocal The All About Birds entry for the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) says in part: The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. Look … Continue reading Red Mohawk: At Home with Michigan’s Pileated Woodpecker

Happy Mother’s Day, Michigan Mommas

Mother and her ducklings, photo by Brent Looyenga A very happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking Michigan mommas out there! View Brent’s photo background bigtacular and see more in his Misc slideshow. PS: I guess this qualifies as another entry in the ever-expanding Michigan in Pictures Duckie Project.

Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum

Wild Leeks, photo by CherryCapitalFoods Here’s some of a Wild Food Wednesday on Wild Leeks I wrote for eatdrinkTC.com. You often find these oniony treasures when you’re morel hunting. Leeks are in the woodse now, and more than one little bird has told me of morels popping around the state as well!  Whether you know them as ramps, wild … Continue reading Ramps, Wild Leeks, Spring Onion, Allium tricoccum