Monday, April 20, 2009

Tomahawk Creek Flooding

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

-Henry David Thoreau










The hubby and I took a field trip out to the Tomahawk Creek Flooding area which is part of the Mackinaw State Forest in northern Michigan. This is known for its wildlife viewing opportunities. We were hopeful we would see Loons or Osprey but maybe the next trip out here. We heard several Black-capped Chickadees and observed Canadian Geese (they must've followed me from my cabin!) and a female doe.

20 comments:

Mildred said...

A very pretty area. We have chickadees moving into our log cabin bird house this morning. Wish you were here to capture some photos for us!

Darla said...

Looks very peaceful there.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, beautiful pictures Shelley.
Love the one of the trees and the path covered with needles!

Tricia said...

So pretty out there - the doe is what I would have been watching.

Deborah Godin said...

Looks like a wonderful soft footpath there, and fragrant. I love the sap-smell of an evergreen woods - especially on a hot summer day.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

I have never heard of tomack flooding...where exactly is it? I might have to check it out this summer!:) Quote goes well with the photos, great post! :)

Abe Lincoln said...

That forest trail is just stunning.

Abe Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love those pictures. That looks like a really nice place to just get away from it ALL!!!

Cedar ... said...

That is such an inviting trail through those trees. I feel pulled to walk off into your photo!

Shellmo said...

Mildred - I'm so happy about your chickadees! They are one of my favorite birds!

Darla - it was lovely!

Wendy - Thank you!

Tricia - I tried unsuccessfully to get a photo of the doe - drats!

Deborah - It did smell wonderful!

Nature Lovin - if you click on the hyperlink below the photo (on Tomahawk) it will take you to more info on the area. I know you would love it!

Abe - we had such a lovely walk underneath those tall pines!

Busy Bee - a much nicer sound than car traffic! LOL!

Cedar - Let's go! :-)

The Retired One said...

We've never gone there, so I will have to put it on our list of "to do's" when we travel towards the bridge this summer.

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Leedra said...

The tree photo is wonderful!

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KathyB. said...

Sounds like a nice time for you and your Hubby to spend the day in the woods, and what a lovely day for it...maybe the geese let the rest of the winged inhabitants know you were coming...and they skedaddled! Next time sneak away so the geese won't know.

Michele said...

What a beautiful forest area...such an amazing canopy of trees. I just love finding areas such as that.
The deer are just plentiful right now, I noticed but otherwise, the woods seem very quiet.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Lovely shots, I can just feel the serenity sitting on one of those huge rocks by the water.

Thanks for your visit and comments!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Oh my, how majestic those shots are...love the shot of the trees, they go on forever!

Melissa Weisbard said...

I love how clear and beautiful the water is! It is just gorgeous! Great photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, Tomahawk Creek Flooding looks gorgeous. You definitely need to go back there!!!! Sounds like you had a great week/weekend.

We are glad to be home.. It was a wonderful trip --just getting to see my son and family. BUT--the weather was horrible. Oh Well!!!!

I'm going to check through some of your older blog posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful place to walk. Thank you for letting us share. It's just lovely there :>)

Tricia said...

Hi Shelley, thanks for asking about Jilly, but I really don't know when I'll see her from one time to the next. I've left messages for her daddy asking if her Easter pics have come back yet so that we can get a package of our own & he finally responded today & said no - but he didn't elaborate, so I have no idea when they'll come in. It's literally like pulling teeth w/ kids these days to get any kind of information out of them.
In other news, my daughter actually came to see me on my birthday the 15th & gave me a bday card - I'm still in shock about that & just don't know what to think. She also admitted to me that Jilly has been living w/ Justin's (Jilly's daddy) parents since she was 3 months old & she's 20 months old now. I can't believe it, so horrible.

I better shut up now, I could go on & on. We've all talked & talked about all of this (meaning me & my parents & my sister) and its gotten to where we're all talked out, or I should say they're all talked out - I'm still spinning & can't come to grips with it all.