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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nature Hike

We visited Indian Springs Metro Park today, out near Clarkston, and bought our annual pass. We usually go to Kensington but thought we’d try someplace different this time.

We hiked a 3 mile trail around the entire nature area, which is blissfully free of bikes, joggers, and noise. There were actually signs saying we were entering a “quiet area.” We avoided all the shortcuts on the trail and just meandered around, observing the pretty flowers, listening to the water in the tiny streams, and actually got caught in some rain. There were no pines or evergreens anywhere so we ducked under tree stumps or curved trees. Thankfully, it was warm and we didn’t get soaked. The sun finally came out later; we were out there almost three hours! Here are some highlights:

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Marsh marigolds

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Trillium

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That’s me walking toward Timberland Lake.

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An old abandoned saw leftover from a possible logging camp.

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Just some pretty flowers growing out of the water in the lake.

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It looks so weird without green on the trees.

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This chipmunk stood stock still for us (terrified, probably)!

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Part of an old abandoned woodstove…

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that says “Peninsula Stove Co. Detroit Chicago Buffalo.”

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This was a barn we saw on the way out.

It was a very nice way to start the week.

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