My Dot on the Map: Railroad Trestle

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My dot on the map used to be a railroad hub in Michigan so there were railroad lines radiating out in all directions back when railroads were the primary way goods and people got from here to there. Most of the rail lines have been torn up but the trestles still remain that were built over the many streams and rivers that connect our many inland lakes and drain the marshland.

Yesterday we had the excitement of finding one. We were out and about on country roads (this one was paved) as the sun was rising and a mist was hanging over the marshes and streams. As I was getting out of the car I glanced in the opposite direction and there it was. What joy, what fun. If I could have captured sound with this still, you would be hearing cows making a great amount of noise on an adjacent farm and Blue Jays angry at our invasion of their territory. You will also have to imagine the cool, still autumn morning air with a hint of warmth from the sun.

Cee runs a weekly challenge that gives us an opportunity to post photographs connected with the way we travel. The definition of travel is broad so it is great fun. You can check it out here.

Changing Seasons

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Michele, that creative person at WordPress, posted the Daily Prompt of thinking about the change of seasons. Today I am more photographer than writer so here are my reflections of the changing seasons of lower Michigan.

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Here in Michigan we seem to think of Spring and Fall as changing seasons and Winter and Summer as seasons we arrive at. Spring brings us Summer and Fall brings us Winter.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

This week the inspiring folks at the Daily Post are challenging us to use the photography skills we learned in the earlier post by guest photographer Ming Thein. The theme seems so very broad but the challenge is to create a photograph that focuses your eye and tells you a story about my world. My reflections on my summer world in Michigan, require that I capture blue sky, trees, water, flowers and solitude.

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Please check out more of the world through the eyes of WP Bloggers.