Almost time for ArtPrize

It all got more real for me today. ArtPrize 2014 will be starting later this month, and I dropped off my photograph today at The Womens City Club for installation. The ballroom has been converted into a gallery where 52 artists will be showing this year.

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It is trillium time

My daughter and I had quite the adventure yesterday. We began with my post from yesterday and spent a nice part of the morning on the lakeshore.
On the way home we decided it would be a great day for a hike, so we stopped at Aman Park in Allendale. We hadn’t been there in quite a while, but we have fond memories of this place from visits in the past. I had forgotten about the amazing amount of trillium that bloom in the park every spring. I was so thankful I had my camera with me, and was able to capture some of the beauty of this time of the year in Michigan.┬áThere were many photographers out yesterday, and we even crossed paths with a painter. It really felt like a magical place to be.

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Grand River Flood Panorama

Grand River Flood Panorama

I stopped to see the river today with my daughter. We’ve broken a record for rainfall in April, and the water level is causing quite a few problems in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Since I’ve dedicated so much of my time recording places in this city, I had to make a trip downtown today to see the rising waters for myself. As you can see, it was just clearing under the blue bridge as of about 12:30 today. Water levels are not expected to crest until Sunday/Monday.

*As of noon on Sunday, the bridge where I took this photo has been closed until further notice as a precaution.