A personal record of what's going on in my Northern Michigan zone 4 gardens. I use raised beds and grow organically. Nothing fancy--just trying to garden with nature in mind.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

For Jim Sullivan of Places That Were

I always take photos of farmhouses and barns and other buildings on our travels. I love the architecture --it's a part of our history that is fading quickly.  As farms in Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois become bigger and bigger, the old farmsteads are bulldozed and the past is being erased.  It's sad.  I can't even say I think that you could call that progress....but it does seem unstoppable.

I am putting up this temporary post of my latest photos from Nebraska last week for Jim Sullivan, who has an awesome blog Places That Were.  He explores all sorts of abandoned buildings and has some excellent posts. If old places are "your thing" too, please check out his blog.










Saturday, March 5, 2016

Nebraska-Spring Migrations-2016

Soaking up some sunshine(and eating a NO-NO!!) -Harlan County Resevoir, Alma, NE


Greetings from Nebraska---perhaps I should say WARM greetings. Oh my--this is heavenly! Mid 60's and more sun than I've seen in over 4 months.

We couldn't have timed out this trip better!  The cranes are arriving early--the paper said there are already over 300, 000 of them in the area.   PLUS-----we were at the reservoir the EXACT MORNING  the snow geese arrived!!!!!!  Wave after wave after wave of them.
I couldn't hope to have the words to describe the awesomeness of that morning. That truly was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.  I am not exaggerating.

Anyways, I've put on a couple of videos--the first is of a small flock of Snow geese in a field by Marquette, NE settling in to feed  and the second video is of a few cranes in a field near Kearney,NE.






I've disabled comments because I might not get to them---I'll catch up with all of you when I'm home.
Take care and "look up"---you never know what you'll see