Jul 17, 2009

Wandering Around the Countryside

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost ~ The Road Not Taken

My family can often be found taking a scenic route to where ever we may be going. It is always fun to see what may be discovered if you stray from your normal path. The first photo was from Monday's trip to the grocery store. The second from a trip to our good friends' house on Wednesday. Both were taken while taking a scenic, lazy drive.

Herd of cattle with calves. Did you notice the three calves laying in the grass?

Four Greater Sandhill Crane. This is a Life Sighting for me! For those of you who don't bird watch, this means I have never seen them in their natural habitat. Zoos and Aviaries don't count. At one point they were almost completely gone in lower Michigan but have had a come back over recent years. http://www.bakersanctuary.org/crane.html

On a more personal side note, my cousin is home for a short visit. She lives in Japan, where her husband is stationed with the US Marine Corp. It was so nice to see her. Here is My cousin, her youngest daughter and me. I am in the red tropical shirt.



Autumn Belle said...

Jessica, I have a similar photo of cattle in the countryside. This photo of mine is special because it reminds me of my hometown. BTW, you look radiant and nice. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Jessica, awesome to see those sandhill cranes and get a photo of them! I've seem them but not up close. What a great opportunity.

Gramps said...

Cute baby and love the cranes.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

To see cranes that close, warms many hearts knowing habitats are regulating themselves for a better environment..... ~ bangchik

Teresa~Gardening with Soule said...

Those cranes are magnificent. How lucky that you got to see them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my pictures.

I love the little guys peeking up in the grass - good catch!