Natural Beauty

I took a few pictures on the Muskegon River the other evening. Natural beauty is all around us. 

I’m not Claude Monet but I use my camera as a paint brush.
Water lilies and Pickerelweed in bloom on the river
Took this picture of Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis on the river’s edge this evening. Bees use it to make honey and it’s important to ducks for brood rearing and hiding. The flowers are unique.

Mother Nature

Spring was a long time in coming in 2011…….but when it did it arrived with a bang. Mother Nature decided to show off on Mom’s day 2011 in West Michigan with brilliant and perfect weather…….and perfectly timed blooming wildflowers to boot! Here’s some of Mother Nature’s floriforous personality and “wild-side” seemingly smiling at Moms on a beautiful Mother’s Day…….

Trillium
Yellow Trout Lily
Trillium soaking up the morning sun
Jack in the pulpit
Anemone Canadensis
Mayapple
Woodland Violets