"The Childe...More restless than the swallow in the skies..." -Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Green vs. Brown in Waterloo Recreation Area

The below photos were taken March 31st. They feature moments in time from three wonderful walking trails beginning at the Eddy Discovery Center. To my eyes, the continued prevalence of brown causes the green in these images to pop. In any case, it is a wonderful time to visit this beautiful spot in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

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On the Lowland Trail


Fallen Tree in Waterloo Recreation Area

A fallen tree, one of many, caught my eye while walking the Lowland Trail. Just off the pathway, the ground becomes a mix of mud, skunk cabbage and patches of grass.

 

En Route to the Bog


Early Spring Flowers in Waterloo Recreation Area

The early portion of the Bog Trail covers the same terrain as the Lowland Trail. Above are some early spring flowers as a local raccoon might see them.

 

The Enchanted 'Spring Pond Trail'


Tree branches loom over Spring Pond

More than any other portion of Waterloo Recreation Area, the Spring Pond Trail feels a bit enchanted to me. If legend were to say that Michigan has a lady in a lake who possesses a magical sword, this is where I'd come first to check.

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