I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Feb 10, 2009

Cute, Cuddly and Acrobatic

I took these images a little less than a year ago. They all hail from the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, MI. This is my favorite nature center. I love the observation room in the visitors center and could sit in there for hours watching all of the antics of the squirrels, birds, and such. They have wild turkeys that regularly visit the feeding stations here and I am always excited to see those. Turkeys are probably my favorite bird both to watch and -gasp- to eat. I am not a big meat eater but I love my turkey and of all things I like my turkey to be dry. The drier the better. Okay enough about eating turkey. We go to Midland at least once a year so that we can get our taxes done. This is a highlight of our year. Generally because we get a decent return. Only once did we have to pay the government and that was the year we had no deductions take from our pay nor did we pay our quarterly taxes like we were supposed to. I took this as a lesson learned and from hence forth have made sure that some money was deducted/paid toward taxes and have had a return ever since.

Anywho...Midland is such a beautiful area. They have the Tridge, Dow Gardens, Chippewa Nature Center, and many other wonderful things. We usually like to stay in a hotel over night when we go up to get our taxes done (besides it is a tax deduction) but were not able to last year nor will we be able to again this year. This makes me sad because I like my little get away weekend that we typically have this time of year.

About four or five years ago, we discovered The Chippewa Nature Center and have been several times since then and always after we get our taxes done. It is a great way to contemplate how we should spend our return. And dream up all the ways we could spend what we are getting. Now usually we can do one or two of the small things, the rest is used up playing catch up on some of our bills that may have gotten behind, like the winter utility bills. Cold weather is a killer on the old heat bill.

Okay, enough train of thought writing i.e. babbling. What I was intending to say is that over the next few days I will be sharing the images I took that day last March. When I first took them I was disappointed in them, but now that I have had time away from them I realize that they are not as bad as I thought they were. I am actually pleased with the way the turned out. Granted I took close to two hundred pictures that day and only a hand full are worth showing, but nobody gets the images they want every time all the time now, do they?


fishing guy said...

Christy: It is good to see you have the Black Squirrel in your area. It is our most prolific squirrel.

Zhakee said...

I didn't know squirrels come in solid black. Pretty things, squirrels. Glad you shared your photos even if they aren't your favorites.

Louise said...

I'm sad you can't stay and visit all the critters! And I can't believe you didn't like the photos. The bird ones are incredible. But I've done the same with things I haven't seen for a while. I think it isn't exactly how we remembered it, so we are critical about it, but later the memory fades a bit and the photos are good.

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