I was driving home from my last call in Fairview and was taking in the rural beauty. The sky was a deep blue and filled with beautiful puffy, cotton-like clouds, all hovering over a field of corn; a typical rural skyline in Michigan’s “Thumb”. I couldn’t resist, I stopped the truck, rolled down the window, and captured the scene with my iPhone 4S.
I love a good thunderstorm, especially when I’m going to sleep. The sound of the rain pounding against the house mixed with the flashes of lightning and the thunder claps add drama to an otherwise quiet evening. Once the storm dies down, the gentle rain provides a very relaxing back drop for a nice, relaxing, deep sleep.
I’ve driven past this field many times without thinking twice about it. The other day when I drove past, I thought, “that would look great with snow in the field, too bad there isn’t any snow. Well this morning when I drove past, I pulled out my iPhone to capture the scene. I love the vines and the old windmill standing by itself in the field.
I was out running a couple of errands this morning and on the way home, I decided to stop by one of my favorite places in Frankenmuth, the Gugel Bridge. Note the spelling , it’s different from the search engine website. The bridge crosses the Cass River and is a foot / bike bridge. This is the first time I’ve visited the bridge in the winter. I love the combination of wood and steel, along with the woods and water of the Cass. Today was especially nice with the beautiful blue sky and puffy white clouds as a back drop. My only regret was the tracks in the snow, I really love seeing fresh snow. These were tracks from an animal, and as I looked over the bridge, I warmed to the idea that a man made object could be helpful for one of God’s creatures. We hear so much about how much damage man does to the environment and wildlife, it’s refreshing to think that this bridge opens new territory for the little creature that used it to cross over to the other side of the frigid Cass river. Man and nature in harmony! I love it.