Last Friday, hot, humid weather promised to keep me cooped up in the house for most of the day, so I decided to seek some relief at Port Huron.
The linear park which runs under the Bluewater Bridge offers a great view of Lake Huron and the St. Claire River, and there is almost always a cooling breeze there.
It is always a thrill to see the big freighters make their careful way from Lake into the narrow confines of the river.
I think this guy was hoping for a handout from me, but I didn’t pack a lunch, so he was out of luck!
The bridge is well named, as the water here really is this blue. The cooling breeze did not disappoint, and I enjoyed a nice, leisurely walk. Much as I appreciate my air conditioning at home, I would much rather be outside enjoying the sunshine than cooped up indoors. It was well worth the drive.
After suffering through one of the coldest Aprils on record, we are now experiencing one of the hottest Mays! I have had to confine my gardening efforts to early mornings to avoid the worst of the heat.
The Black Locust Trees are in full bloom, but with the unusual heat and last night’s heavy rain, they are already beginning to fall, so I hurried out with my camera this morning to capture some shots.
I thought it was well worth the effort.
Sadly, the Lilacs are quickly fading now, but I did bring some in last week, and enjoyed the lovely fragrance for a few days.
May is definitely one of my favorite months! The newly sprouting leaves and grass are such a vivid green it almost hurts the eyes on a sunny day.
I came across my first Trillium last week.
Spent a happy hour or so at my favorite greenhouse on Wednesday. Picked up a few annuals for my containers, but will need to go back for more.
I have to choose carefully as I do not have the greenest of thumbs, and my plants must be pretty hardy!
After a stretch of warmer days and a good bit of rain, mowing season is in full swing. My lawn is divided up between front, side and back, and if I want to avoid having to do them all at once, I have to mow almost every day. With riding mowers, it is no hardship to me, and gets me out into the sunshine.
I spotted this pair of Tundra, or Whistling Swans on the lake in the Park the other day. They are probably just visiting on their way north, as they do not usually nest this far south.
There were quite a few Wood Ducks around too and some Common Mergansers, but too far away for photos.
I wonder if the Robins are considering heading south again, as the weather is still much more like Winter than Spring here! I wonder what they are finding to eat.
A year ago I posted photos of Forsythia in bloom, and Lilacs budding out. Nothing like that around this year! It seems Winter just doesn’t want to let go! Freezing rain forecast here for the weekend. 😦