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Happy Earth Day!

heavenlyflight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This flight of birds going toward heaven seemed to me to be a great way to reflect on Earth Day and appreciate the beauty of nature. I took the photo over Holland, Michigan during a sunset. Here’s a link to a story about some of my work including this image: http://the-re-view.org/jeffrey-foltice/

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Eastern Face of Mount Michigan

EasternFace

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Appearances can be deceiving. There are no mountains nearby in Southwest Michigan. However, as I saw this huge pile of material this morning, with the Eastern portion lit in such interesting detail and contrast, I could almost feel as if I were looking at a mountain in the Southwestern U.S. In reality, I think the pile was some form of aggregate material reaching into the sky. (click on this or any of my images to see an enlarged, more detailed view)

Connecting with Nature

DeerLooking

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I had a moment of connection with this deer as it paused this morning near a wetland area in Grand Haven, Michigan. It seemed calm and peaceful with its tail down as it looked at me and just walked into the brush moments later. The sun was low in the sky, providing a pleasing angle of light on the beautiful animal.

Easter Bunny

EasterBunny

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This little bunny chose a perfect time to come out and enjoy some early morning sunshine on this Easter Sunday. I found it as I went out this morning visiting a wetland area of Grand Haven, Michigan. Temperatures should pass 70 today in West Michigan with lots of sunshine :)

Old Barn

barn

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this old barn today in Ottawa County, Michigan along a roadside. It will be interesting to see how it will appear as the ivy leaves starts to grow on its side adding green to the coloring of the scene.

Tranquility

Traquility

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I attempted to capture the tranquility at day’s end in Holland, Michigan as the sun was setting with this image. Golden/orange light reflects of the ice of Lake Macatawa in the foreground.

Remnants of Winter

RemnantsOfWinter

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Some of Winter’s snow remained today in a wetland area of Holland, Michigan. I found this Great Blue Heron there amidst the reeds and melting snow. It was feeling like Spring as temperatures approached 50F (10C) in West Michigan with tomorrow expected to reach 60F (15.55C). (click on the image to see an enlarged more detailed view)

Log Slide

blue

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Looking through my files I found this photo I took in the upper peninsula of Michigan, west of Grand Marais. In the old days, logs were sent down a log chute to the waters of Lake Superior. Now everyone can enjoy the picturesque beauty of the shoreline.

 

Day’s End

DaysEnd

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I captured this moment yesterday as the sun was departing for the day over the cold and icy waters of Lake Michigan near the state park in Holland. Mounds of ice can be seen in the foreground with the open waters of the big lake beyond.

Ice Light

IceLight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Winter tries to hold on tightly this Spring in Michigan. I found these formations of ice on the Pere Marquette lighthouse yesterday in Muskegon, Michigan along the shores of the big lake.

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