Sign of Spring

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My daughter and I like to take walks this time of year when the weather starts to (finally) warm up. Besides the snow melting this is a sure sign that Spring is on its way.

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. There 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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A perfect day to visit the beach!

 

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Today was the most beautiful day we have had for weather in a very long time. I brought my daughter to visit the Lake Michigan shoreline and snapped a few photos while we were out. It was interesting to see the end result of the recent flood we experienced. The entire shoreline was covered in driftwood which included some monster tree trunks.

A perfect day to visit the beach!

 

 

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.