Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Ramble

Unlike some of my Blogging Peeps on the East Coast, we are enjoying a sunny, albeit chilly day here in Mid Michigan. Hubby and I always try to do something together on the weekend (since we see pretty much zip of each other during the work week). Today we decided to get out and enjoy the fresh air...
Fortunately for us the Chippewa Nature Center is a 10 min drive from our house. It is 1,348 acres of woodlands, wetlands, rivers and upland fields.

There were a few other folks about taking in the view but for the most part we were on our own. This is the new "preschool" building that opened this year.

I would have LOVED to come here - see the outdoor Alphabet, and the Bird Feeders outside the classroom.

Of course this time of year there is not much "color" but I love the profile of the buildings on the property against the Winter blue sky.

This is an old School House we checked out...
... as well as the Sugarhouse which will be very busy this March when they start collecting sap from the Maple Trees.

Hubby was "brave" enough to venture out on the river. It really is shallow for the most part which is why you can see so many trails on the ice surface...after our ramble we came home for a nice cup of tea - and of course now the big game is on!

And by the way, can you believe it, an anniversary for me - a YEAR of blogging as of tomorrow! I've certainly learned a lot - gotten better with my photos and continue to be inspired by others. For my "regulars" - thanks so much for the comments you have left over the year (always good to know someone is actually reading). Cheers and here's to another year of fun in "blogland", Jewels.


  1. Happy Blogiversary, Jewels! You are definitely doing a wonderful job on your blog and I always look forward to your posts. Your post today is so beautiful - what a nice outing on a pretty Sunday, not too cold and no wind. Cheers to you, too, and I wish you many more years in blogland. It's a fun place to be! Carol

  2. Actually reading? You bet! Happy blogiversary, Jewels!