Photo of the Week: My First Spring Flower, Snowdrops in Bloom

white flower blossoms rise from a mass of green leaves and heart-shaped coral bell leaves.

A fresh coat of snow fell overnight in our area, covering the ground, trees, and shrubs with a white carpet of sparking white snow crystals.

By the time I work up, about 2-3 inches had fallen.

Kids will love today’s snow. It’s the kind of snow that’s great for making snowman and other snow sculptures.

But for shoveling, it’s heavy snow.

You want to take time to shovel so you don’t overexert yourself. Continue reading Photo of the Week: My First Spring Flower, Snowdrops in Bloom

Photo of the Week: Steam Rising off the St. Marys River

sunrise over the St. Mary's River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as steam rises above the frozen water.

With a temperature of -14 degrees Farenheit, my morning started with me bundled up in layers of winter clothing, watching steam slowly rise off the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

What an incredible sight!

Along with 20+ other dedicated birdwatchers from southeast Michigan, I made the trek to the Upper Peninsula this month for a winter birding trip to see birds that are often only seen in the far north.

We started our first day of the trip at Sault Ste. Marie on the shoreline of the almost completely frozen St. Marys River that flows southward from Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Steam Rising off the St. Marys River