Walking through a shopping center in Rochester Hills I saw this tree against a false front for a store remodel. The color contrast spoke to me.
My best friend is a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Through the society she’s helped me to appreciate the wide diversity of clouds. One of the more rare formations is created by the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. It results in a wave formation with surprising regularity and form. We saw something that might be Kelvin-Helmholtz while in southeastern Michigan.
We saw this sign along the road in this incredibly green state. Those of us who remember R&B will get the joke.
After 7 hours in 2 big aluminum tubes and a long drive we are back where we started to visit with family & friends. We had dinner near by our hotel and were greeted by the sunset above. My other first impression is that it’s soooo greeeeen. As a Californian used to “golden” hills, it’s hard to believe the abundance of green.
Around the June lake loop lies Silver Lake and Rush Creek that feeds it. We were looking for reflections and this jumped out at us after 2 hours of tramping around. The color was close to being “peak” but not quite there. I was particularly happy with the way the sunbeams came out.
As a last hurrah before my knee surgery, my son and I camped for 4 days at June Lake in the eastern Sierras. Our object was fall color as the Eastern Sierra has the most of what passes for Fall Color in California. As I turned out, most of our favorite images were of other things. Continue reading