Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunset over Lake Michigan

Mom and I headed to the beach in Arcadia last night to watch the sunset. The clouds obscured the sun a bit but it was still beautiful.

Lily enjoyed the sand. She ran around like a maniac once she realized how fun it was.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My brothers and I

Justin on the left of me and Chris to the right. I'm the oldest and the shortest!


The Lake Leelanau Narrows. This lake is about 14 miles long and a very beautiful one at that! The little town of Lake Leelanau sits on the narrow canal that connects the two larger bodies of water.

Another million dollar view from an orchard.

I caught this little soldier bug feasting on one of the millions of tent worms that infested our forests this year. This one should keep him full for awhile!


Misty morn.

Lily enjoying the newly planted pansies.

I think I'm being followed.

Good Rain, Bad Timing

This is what rain does to sweet cherries when it's close to harvest time. They crack from absorbing the rain through their skin. The mold you see is called American Brown Rot. It's an extremely serious and fast spreading infection that is nearly impossible to control especially during rainy spells. We have been getting tons of rain the last few weeks so many of the sweet cherry orchards are starting to look like this.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Time

Did some planting and weeding today. Progress is slow since I only see the gardens on Saturday and Sunday. I also had a friend from high school visiting so gardening was put at the bottom of the list this weekend.

I see these nests in most of the orchards. It's fun to check back each week and see the progress they make.

These are views from a bench in Northport, staring out at Lake Michigan.

Lily is ready for her camping trip!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Iris Stem Shots

Sorry I'm not including names with these. I'm being lazy.

New Fawn

While scouting an orchard on Thursday, I nearly stepped on this little fawn. It's very young, about the size of a two month old child.

My mother saw a Doe giving birth in a field yesterday. Not something you see everyday.

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