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On our first walk along the Red Cedar Trail since our return from Iceland  we found a number of flowers blooming.

Canada Anemone

Canada Anemone

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur Cinquefoil



Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade




One of my favorite spring photography subjects are ripples in small streams. These were taken on a small stream flowing into the Red Cedar River.



A few days of nice skiing before the weekend rains took us down to the ice wall on the Red Cedar State Trail. On the way back we encountered several Trumpeter Swans. With the warm weather and the open water they seem to be dispersing to new locations.




A beautiful day for skiing along the Red Cedar State Trail. We haven’t seen the sun all that much this winter but this was one of those days.




On a recent ski outing along the Red Cedar State Trail we noticed some interesting ice formations in the river. In locations where branches were hanging in the water or sticking up out of the water ice had formed around the branches. In some cases the water level had changes and the ice was a foot out of the water. The next day I brought my camera along to get some photos.





This was the first time in two years we have had enough snow to ski on the Red Cedar Trail. It was such a beautiful day that we skied nine mile which turned out to be a bit much for our first time out.


Red Cedar Trail Bridge

Red Cedar Trail Bridge

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Virginia Waterleaf

Virginia Waterleaf

More photos from the Red Cedar Trail can be found on my website.

I was out for a walk along the Red Cedar River last week. It was on, what has turned out to be a rare sunny day. There was a small stream flowing into the Red Cedar. The sun on the ripples in the water created some interesting patterns on the streambed.




Last week we woke up to a nice sunny day on the farm so we decided to drive over to the Red Cedar State Trail for a walk. While it was a nice sunny day up in the hills it was a very foggy day in the valley. By the time we reached the Trail the fog was so thick you couldn’t see more than 100 feet.Spider-Webs-13-11-_0049

With the heavy fog there was heavy dew on everything including the spider webs along the trail. You don’t realize how many spiders there are until there is a heavy dew.



There have been a large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers around this spring and they have been around for almost three weeks. Most of them have been along the Red Cedar State Trail and the Red Cedar River. There was quite a bit of snow still on the ground when they arrived. I’ve also seen a few of them around the farm which is very unusual. I suspect they are around in large numbers because of the heavy snowfall to the north and they ended up stopping in this area until the snow stopped falling to the north.