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McCourtie Park

 

I have lived in Michigan most of my life, and have only seen a portion of it’s natural and created places. In late March a friend of mine mentioned a place I had never heard of, a park with all cement bridges that were made to look like the texture of wooden bridges. Who knew this charming place was just an hour drive away.

 


 

To know more about this park check out it’s Wikipedia link or click on the picture below to read the green sign.

 

 

We first stumbled upon these lookalike stumps that are actually chimneys to the house above.

 

 

 

Each bridge had its own personality and charm. The texture really was amazing! I often thought that maybe cement had been poured over wood. 

 

 

Along the way to each bridge were interesting abstract images in the water that flowed underneath and inside man made ponds.

 




 

Besides the cement bridges the park also had benches, large bird houses, a pond, a water fountain and so much more.

 


 

My Friend, Susan, that introduced us to this place managed to take a few pics of me in my element with nature.

 

 

My favorite experience here, was of meeting the huge tree in the center! Well that and seeing these little guys below.

 

 

 

 

I hope you feel as if you walked through the park with us! I’m thinking of doing more walks like this. What did you think about all the pictures, were there too many or was it all enjoyable?

 

I’ll be posting again in 2 days. Thursday’s post will be about the “Spring into the Arts” art walk, that happened May 18th. See ya then!

 

Digital Mystical Trees

 

I’ve been kind of a shut-in the last few weeks so I’ve been recreating the feeling trees make me feel. Let me know what you think. Would you like to see more digital works?


Living Truly

For the first time in my life… I feel like a true artist.

My first experience doing a show at the artwalk, “Fall into the Arts,” was such a remarkable experience for me. For years I have quietly shared my pictures with family and friends. Like whispers from my soul, my passion for nature is starting to be heard. This blog and all the wonderful comments on my posts is what allowed me to get more comfortable with showing more. For a month I prepared myself for this event and this past Friday I finally made my first step.

 

I received so much positive feedback and had never felt so alive in my life!

I am so glad I finally took this step, it may have been small but I did it! ūüėČ ~ ‚̧ When family and friends told me how proud they were of something I am truly proud of, I felt like I won the lottery.

Thank you everyone for helping me narrow down my pictures, Pam for helping me with my display, mom for giving me the courage to do this/for buying some frames, Trevor for helping me frame the pictures, and dad for posting my pics and staying with me all night. And thank you again family and friends for supporting me through all this, I could not have done it without you ūüėČ ‚̧ .¬†

See you all next week!

Nature Walk: 4/22/17

 

There is nothing like going to the arboretum to calm the senses. This time I took my mother with me ‚̧ .

 

 

When taking pictures, I made a point to get the name tags of our subjects. 

 

 

My mothers muse was the weeping Higan cherry.

 

 

These delicate pink flowers made me giddy and feel like a girly girl again, lol.

 

 

And mine was the Cucumber Magnolia.

 

 

We had others as well but…

 

 

We both came back to the Higan cherry one last time before we left.

 

 

All I can say from this experience¬†is that when you feel drawn to visit a place in nature, follow your heart and go. And if anyone else comes to mind, they may want to go too ūüėČ ‚̧ .

 

Nature Walk: 4/17/15

 

Sometimes a sudden trip is all we need and the past is one place you can go. Two years ago I made a quick decision to visit friends in Fairfield Iowa. Before we met up, I stopped off at Chautauqua Park. The cherry and redbud trees were in full bloom and the air was filled with the sweet smell of flowers.

 

 

As blooms filled the air,  spring beauties and wood violets speckled the ground.

There were flowers almost everywhere I looked.

 

 

I must have been under this tree for at least an hour, lol.

 

 

After an hour or so at the park, I finally met up with my friends at the town square. There weren’t any flowers there but ourselves ;). See you next week!

 

Nature Walks: 2-13-17

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Silently connected.

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Roots run like rivers through the ground.

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From one seed a tree has all it needs. Everything is here, everything is still, silent and reflecting.