The recently completed Galien River boardwalk in New Buffalo spans a beautiful estuary. Berrien County, with the aid of the Pokagon Fund, created this simple but impressive park. It features a 60-foot-high observation platform and a long water-level boardwalk, enabling visitors to explore a locale where the waters of lake and river meet. The observation platform, which juts out from a bluff, offers a panoramic view of the wetland below. More
Are the colors of summer any less spectacular than the colors of fall? I love walking along a peaceful river and seeing this palette of greens, browns, black, turquoise and even orange. This was a particularly beautiful day in the Michigan woods.
Photographing an animal is damn exciting, whether it’s a snake, a bird, or a human being. So Celia was thrilled to photograph these fish in the Galien River yesterday.
These photographs, with the contrast adjusted, look like some really bad paint-by-number paintings. Yet Celia could hardly be more pleased with them.
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I’m back in the city, but I may have to keep posting about nature for a while, because now the outdoors is changing almost before our eyes. Every incarnation is fleeting and very exciting. Even a long-dead log lying in a stream.
The log’s hollow is a museum of everything dead and dried out from the previous season. The watery medium in which it rests is a registry of the present, its surface a living digest of the terrestrial, ethereal, and aquatic.
I happened to look down from a foot-bridge, that’s all. The stream showed me two realities of a tree.