3/1 Well Hydrated Shelf Fungi
Notice the plump appearance and color--as compared to the last image in February. This one is after a full night and day of rain.
3/2 Blue Against Blue
Painted steel outdoor sculpture at Western Michigan University by the Richmond Center for Art. Beautiful crystal blue sky to go with the blue steel.
3/3 Frosty Morning
Green growth supporting ice crystals. Spring is coming!
3/4 Morning Sunlight Creeping Down to Forest Floor
Another beautiful sunny day ahead.
3/5 Juniper and Berries
Found these alongside the path--probably from a Christmas decoration as they were all dried up.
3/6 Heavy Wet Snow
Overnight snow, but gone by mid day. Typical of Spring snows.
3/7 Lake Effect Snow -- Graupel
Looked like somebody opened a bean bag full of Styrofoam beads, and it blew all over the ground. This effect on the snow happens when supercooled water falls through snow flakes which collect on the surface and form these pellets. Quite unlike sleet.
3/8 Promising Sunrise
But a half hour later it was snowing again--typical of our lake effect snows. Sunshine one minute and a minute later white out snows. Causes a lot of accidents on I-94 near here.
3/9 Heavy Snow
At least for a few minutes--huge flakes and closely spaced.
3/10 Christmas Cactus Blooming Again
I think this is the third time this season, and it's a major bloom this time. The entire plant is covered with blooms.
3/11 Orchid Blooming
Our orchid has been blooming for almost two weeks now. All 5 blossoms are open now.
3/12 Big Snow Flakes
Ole Man Winter doesn't want to give up yet. Lake effect snow today.
3/13 More Big Snow
More of the same. Dixie quickly becoming camouflaged with snow.
3/14 Old Leaves Glowing in Sun
Wonderful late afternoon back lighting on old brown oak leaves. Makes them just glow.
3/15 Suction Cup Reflections
This holds a sun catcher, but the bright light was behind the suction cup and giving all sorts of reflections. I think even the camera.
3/16 Dinner at Lansing Brewing Company
I don't know about the beer, but the food was great, and the place was packed, but we got right in and were served promptly.
3/17 Hard Winter for Young Spruce Trees
These trees (brown ones in lower half of frame) were planted last Spring and didn't seem to do well all summer (hot & dry), and now they are totally dead.
3/18 Frost Crystals
Everything was coated with frost this morning. This is the handle of a garbage container cover.
3/19 Woodpecker Hole
I don't think anything is in it. Thought about putting my camera lens up in the hold, but it was just a little too high for comfort--especially with Dixie with me.
3/20 Poly Lights
I think these rods are a polypropylene and transmit light nicely, from a light in the base of the ornament.
3/21 Marbles on Painted Background
And interestingly all the marbles are exactly the same color and characteristics.
3/22 Cream of Tomato Soup
Cream of tomato soup with a dollop of wheatgrass/kale dried powder. Supposed to be good for you. I didn't particularly like the flavor imparted though. Nicer for a photograph!
3/23 Marbles with Different Center of Interest
No doubt here where you're supposed to look.
3/24 Marbles with Off-Placed Center of Interest
After a confused eye, you finally are drawn to that small red marble--red always draws your eye, even though the background is a red, that small marble still attracts your eye.
3/25 Toothpicks Macro
Interesting how rough they look on a macro view.
3/26 Flag & pole and Lights on a separate Pole
Just an unusual viewpoint.
3/27 Power Pole, 1982 Vintage
Soaking wet--all the rough fibers are a whitish color. The round tag says "1982 Consumers Power Co." That company is now Consumers Energy.
3/28 Sunburst Lichens
I think these are lichens and not fungi. I'll let them dry out and we'll see what happens.