Browsing All posts tagged under »Swan«

Miss Sadie and the Cowboy re-open for the season

May 4, 2012


Back in 2008 Miss Sadie and the Cowboy started a lucrative tourist-season enterprise. They offered tour guide services, referrals to their favorite secret places to find the True Up North Experience, and tourist picture-taking. (That last was difficult, as they lack opposable thumbs, but they secured the services of an assistant at a very reasonable price.) […]

Cygnet Lake

July 18, 2011


Babs has been bird-watching. She writes: In Elk Rapids there is a family of swans: Mom, Dad and five cygnets.

The wrong kind of purple and the wrong kind of swan. The sky’s gonna fall.

August 23, 2010


Babs writes: Here we are in East Jordan with a lovely pair of swans. Now I think that purple is purple loosestrife, which is an invasive species that we are not supposed to like. I do like the color it adds to this photo, so I promise not to like it too much and will try not to photograph it ever again.

Storm warnings

August 22, 2009


I had business in Elk Rapids today, and decided to tack on a stroll around town.  It was a great day to inspect the harbor, as all the boats were huddled right there where you could see them.  I wonder why . . . Then over to the other side of town, where the Elk River […]