We have been back from our long trip for one week, and I would say we are acclimating to life in a rainy climate instead of the terrible drought in California. We were lucky to miss the dangerous brush fires now raging in California and a very late snowstorm in the Rockies just a few days after we drove through.
Here in Ann Arbor, we are back to a life without a nearby beach, without a vista of mountains, but with many good things including our own home and garden.
|On the drive east, our car was packed very full. Two bicycles, several suitcases...|
this was the trunk as it appeared on the last day of the trip.
|From the Denver area to Michigan, the road is long and not very interesting.|
Wind farms, corn fields, feedlots, construction sites, semi trucks,
and a few splatted bugs on the windshield -- that's it. Glad to stop.
|Our magnolia bloomed to welcome us home. Almost all the blooms have now fallen.|
|Migratory birds are everywhere, fun to watch. Chicks are hatching.|
I think this is a goose egg. Baby Canada geese are not really welcome in the parks,
as the geese are so numerous, dirty, and aggressive.
|But these Sandhill crane chicks are very welcome!|
Len has seen and photographed quite a few birds since our return. More to come this weekend.
See Len's Flickr page for constant additions of bird photos.