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Words

“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”
– Maya Angelou

Words


Photopalooza

Today’s post is all about variety. There’s no category or theme; just some shots that I like. Enjoy!

grape hyacinth

Doors of Mackinac Island

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dandelion same Collage

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vets office


Let there be color!

We’ve been on vacation up on Mackinac Island for a while but it’s back to reality now! This coming week all of my posts will be shots of Mackinac. Today’s pictures will be of the drive up there. It’s about a six hour ride from home and the further we got into Michigan, the more vibrant the trees became. We always stop in Big Rapids to stretch and gas up the Jeep. @Elizababble took over driving so I could take pictures.

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

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Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

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Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012

Michigan Autumn Colors - 2012


“Abandoned”

I’m always intrigued by things that have been abandoned. I wonder what the story is; How did it get there? What secrets do they hold? Recently, I was lucky enough to come upon a little “abandonment” in the woods.

First, there was this. Hmmmmmmmm It was a rope, not an electric wire or anything. How serious could they be?

It was a nice hike in the woods; eerily quiet too.

Then I spotted this:
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I wondered how long it had been there. Did animals live inside? Where did the back of the truck go?
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I turned around and about 50′ away I saw this truck who had met the same fate. This one still had part of the truck bed on it, but over the years it had been covered with branches and fallen trees.
Abandoned truck in the woods

I looked inside to get a glimpse of a little history: Mostly what I got a glimpse of was dirt, but it was surprisingly in decent shape.
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Another picture of the first truck and then I went back under the “Keep Out” sign. No harm done. 🙂
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“It’s a bug eat bug world out there”

“It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there. One of those Circle of Life kind of things. Now let me tell you how things are supposed to work: The sun grows the food, the ants pick the food, the grasshoppers eat the food.”

“A Bug’s Life” 1998


You say goodbye and I say hello….

 

 


Indiana Dunes

15 miles of coastline, over 70 miles of trails and more than 350 species of bird…..Come for a visit; you won’t be disappointed!