Saturday, 31 August 2019

Daily Walks in Michigan

Going for a walk in Michigan is certainly different when you are 3.2 miles away from a paved road. Not that there are any sidewalks (pavements even there)

At least I get the chance to walk the dogs.

Finn and Oscar in Stoneycreek Metro Park
Although it's more usual for me to walk them one at time, in turn, on separate days including Gabby, a Labrador.

On rare occasions in England I may see a deer, more often that not just as road kill. Here I can seen  them daily along Oakwood.

One of many viewed through the trees.
I still have to see one along the aptly named Deer Trail where I walk the dogs.

At home I record the types of bird I see each day and occasionally I'll see a heron circling the village. Here I just have to look outside to see whether - 

Harry's home 
Other birds are more difficult to see in the dense banks of trees. All I have managed to see reasonably clearly is this unknown in a tree in the back compound.

When it comes to insects the dogs were nosing this on the garage floor.

Fortunately there have been no flies this size on me.

Yesterday along the side of the Detroit river I was glad that I don't see buildings this size on my walks at home.

GM Renaissance Centre
Another thing that that is different here is that I can watch a Premier League match on TV - no subscription required - Burnley v Liverpool shortly.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - looks to be a wonderful family visit ... love the photos and I bet you don't see those sky-type scrapers at home either ... and am sure the football was fun ... wasn't such a good match for Burnley I see?! Cheers Hilary

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hugs to Fin and OScar

Lisa said...

You were right down the road from me! I live only a couple miles from Stoney Creek! I'm glad that someone else is looking past the "bad reputation" Detroit has and saw the beauty!

Kristin said...

I do miss Michigan. Glad you enjoyed it