Clouds at Dusk
While attempting to get photos of a local air show I caught this pictures - no airplane in the shot but loved the clouds - taken in the parking lot at K-Mart in Jackson, Michigan
Church Sign - Prayer
Had thought at one time of doing a collection of church sign photographs but somehow ended up with just this one. Prayer - Gods Free Calling Plan very true and fitting
Sun Rise Jackson Michigan
Sun Rise over Jackson, Michigan decorates the morning sky with streaks of light rays.
Flag in Snow
This photo was taken in Liberty, Michigan during a heavy snow! Reminder to Support Our Troops no matter what the weather.
Full Wolf Moon
Photograph of the Full Wolf Moon taken January 30, 2010 over Jackson, Michigan, USA
Azaleas: Azaleas are late spring flowering shrubs. While the blooms don't last long they are a spectacular show in any garden or landscape. Azaleas do well in sun or partial shade and can even flower growing near and under trees.
Apple Blossom: Apple Blossoms in the spring mean apples in the fall. The sweet smell of apple blossoms make these trees a great landscape tree. Most varieties do best with two trees in the area for cross pollination but modern apple trees can self-pollinate.
Hibiscus: Hibiscus flowers are large and can be found in such colors as white, pink, and purple. Whether one hibiscus shrub or an entire hedge of them this plant is a must have in any type of garden landscape.
Periwinkle: Periwinkle makes a beautiful ground cover in any garden or as a border along paths. The periwinkle will bloom most of the growing season and grow well in a variety of garden or lawn conditions.
Hyacinths: One of the first signs of spring in the northern states is the Hyacinth. Although the Hyacinths flowers don't last for long the fragrant blooms are beautiful planted in the garden to accent areas where later blooming flowers will grow later in the season.
Tulip: Tulip flowers are an early spring bulb that multiplies on its own and comes in unlimited colors and types. If you don't believe that watch for the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan and you'll get the opportunity to see millions of tulip flowers.
Lily: Lilies bloom in late spring into summer and come in a wide range of varieties and colors. The most common colors are yellow and orange. The lily will grow in different garden soils and conditions and multiplies each year.
Peony: Peonies are one of the oldest known flowers in the world being mentioned and depicted in pictures as much as 2000 years back.
Peonies 2 If you look closely you can see the dew drops still on this perfect example of a multi-colored peony. Peonies don't require a lot of care giving you more time to just enjoy them.
Peonies 3 The delicate lacy effect of the peony and the beautiful smell make this a must have for any garden. An added benefit of peonies is while the ants are busy on the flowers they stay out of your kitchen.
Dark Pink Snapdragons: Snapdragons add color and fragrance to any garden or home. Growing on a central stalk the snapdragon is similar to gladiolus, hollyhocks and delphinium with the clumps of flowers blooming at the top of the stalk forming a cone shape.
White Snapdragons: Where did the name Snapdragon come from? The individual flowers have the appearance of a 'dragon's mouth' and children love to squeeze the sides of the mouth, which results in a 'snap' sound. One snapdragon stalk can provide an hour of entertainment.
Yellow Snapdragons: Snapdragons come in a variety of colors, do best in full sun and are hardy in zones 3-8 in the US. These beautiful flowers range in height from six inches to three feet tall and are spectacular mixed with other flowers or alone.
Pale Pink Snapdragons: Snapdragons are more than just beautiful flowers in the garden. They also help to improve energy, relieve muscle and nervous tension, and improve blood circulation. Snapdragons also boost the immune system.
McCourtie Park is also known as 'The Bridge Park' in Somerset, Michigan. There are 17 bridges in the park: each a different bridge designs. On the last slide you will find the hidden secret behind the little known bridge park in Somerset, Michigan.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #1 : This bridge combines planed wood posts, rough wood, and heavy rope and includes benches for visitors to set and enjoy nature.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #2 : Be careful crossing this bridge, the rough planks are plenty strong but feet can slip through the gaps between them.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #3 : The flatter surface of this bridge makes it possible for visitors to the park to cross even in wheel chairs and enjoy the twisted tree limps.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #4 : Very rustic this bridge is mainly straight tree branches but off shot branches add real character.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #5 : Another flat surface to cross over to the back side of the park the arched timber of this bridge makes it unique.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #6 : Simple but dominate this bridge has a nautical look with the heave twisted rope and sturdy planed posts and knobs.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #7 : One of the steepest inclines of all the bridges in the park visitors walk up steps on one side and down on the opposite side.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #8 : Another rustic bridge design the support branches carry the straight logs as top rails.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #9 : The most popular bridge in the park this reminds guests of a 'Hobbit House' and the benches undercover make it a nice place to set and enjoy the view.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #10 : It's a little rough going over this bridge but the curved rails beckon guests to cross over to the wild wilderness woods beyond.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #11 : You'll have to look for this bridge - it's not on the main stream but rather in the back part of the park in a lowland swamp area.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #12 : In the background of this picture you can see one of the original buildings on the property, a log house, the bridge is simple but fascinating.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #13 : Another very rustic bridge that doesn't get a lot of traffic this bridge is deep in the woods of the park
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #14 : The 'largest logs' top stones on this bridge, beyond the bridge you can see 2 of the 3 pools in the park - these were once used to stock trout.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #15 : Further down stream you will find this arched bridge leading to the woods on the other side.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #16 : This bridge is yet another rustic wood design but of a different type of wood than the others in the park.
McCourtie Park Bridge Photo #17 : Ok, the secret to the Bridge Park! There is no wood or rope used to construct the bridges - all are concrete and steel, each started as this unfinished bridge lost in the woods with passing of time.
If that is not enough please bookmark this page and come back to visit often there are new photographs added to the collection almost daily.