Tuesday, 7 February 2012

MICHIGAN: A Winter Walk




While the homeland was on an amber weather watch because of the snow, Michigan was treated to a sunny and slightly unseasonably mild February Saturday. We spent the afternoon at one of the metro parks [kind of like a forestry commission place] full of huge lakes, a nature center, picnic areas and trails. We opted for one of the shorter walks through a boggy area and was treated to lots of wildlife, to the point were the birds were actually feeding off the hands of people, they were that tame.

PS as regards to the kitty I talked about yesterday sadly Big Red as he is named, was sadly adopted this weekend so we were a day late, just one day, in our application for him. I'm glad he's finally got a home but sad that it isn't ours. Now it's back to searching for that new kitty but after we get my insane rash sorted that I've acquired probably due to the antibiotics or a misdiagnosis. Whatever it is, it's so itchy.

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  1. Oh no :( hope u find an awesome kitty, hope your rash gets better xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure we will, he just might not have to be ginger!

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  2. oooh lovely photos! What a cute cardinal!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. I know! I was so surprised there's bright red wild birdies in America!

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  3. Looks so gorgeous! I miss the US so badly! Good luck with kitty hunting :) xx

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    1. Thank you, there's loads of kitties still out there just need to work out which one!

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  4. It's a shame about the cat. That little red bird is so cool! X

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    1. I know, we've put in another adoption wish tonight so here's hoping on this kitty!

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  5. such hauntingly beautiful images! oh, and that red bird is just the cutest!
    xo TJ

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  6. Aww I hope you find a kitty of your own soon. lovey pictures the the way and how red is that bird?! X

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    1. I know, I first thought it was some song bird or one that had been released since being a pet, but nope, they are wild around here!

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  7. Hi Rachael

    Lovely pictures. The squirrel sure looked relaxed and comfortable.
    Happy you had a nice winter walk. We always enjoy a winter or summer
    walk in the woods or forest.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love, Joan and Joann

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    1. I love winter walks, good way to get some fresh air into your lungs!

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  8. Bummer you missed out on kitty but I'm sure you will find your perfect kitty soon!

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    1. Yeah hoping to get some good news about a kitty soon.

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  9. these winter photos are gorgeous so beautiful!!

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  10. Gorgeous scenery, those skies look so blue.
    Sorry about kitty, they'll be another one along very soon, I'm sure.
    Hope you get that rash sorted, I'm suffering too, I could rip my skin off some days. Sunshine's the only cure for me. x

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