Autumn Colors

The Autumn colors are really kicking in. Some areas are just about at peak, while others are mostly green still.
Friday I drove up Huron Bay-Peshekee Rd knowing the colors would be popping there. I made my first stop for a couple photos and Shit! I forgot a SD card for my camera, that really sucked, and I wasn’t about to drive all the way back home to get one. I did have my drone and my cellphone, but I hate using a cellphone for proper photos, so I mostly just used the drone. I stopped at Haypress Falls to fly down into the area to see the falls, as it is, it’s quite difficult to see these falls without some major bushwhacking. I was pretty nervous  while flying. Lots of trees, rocks and I had to fly downward, so it was a little scary.
After Haypress, I continued north, flew the drone a couple more times for photos and then home. It was a full day.
Sunday I headed down Sidnaw and drove up to the Sturgeon River. I could fly the drone how I wanted due to heavy winds, but I still got some good stuff.
After Sturgeon River, I drove back south and over to Kenton and north on Forest Service Road 16, and then up to Pike Lake Road. Took some photos at Pike Lake, few the drone and headed toward home via Houghton. I was going to stop and get something to eat in Houghton, but every place I went by was packed, even the fast food joints had very long lines, so I just drove home.

Peshekee River

Peshekee River from the top of Haypress Falls

Autumn Painted Forest

Pequaming Point

Sturgeon River

Sturgeon River Area

Autumn Colored Road

Pike Lake

Pike Lake

Pike Lake

Painted Forest

Work and Photos

Well, once again I’ve missed posting things… Damnit.

Let’s go in order of the title.
Work – Today I posted an RFQ for our website at work (Website Design & Development Request for Qualification). This has always been my job. I’m quite upset about this and have asked my boss why, but the only answer I ever get is, “I don’t know the reason”. I have been kept completely out of the loop, told or asked nothing. At this point, I don’t know what the fuck to do. Should I make an appointment with our chairperson? Last time I tried talking with my bosses boss, I just got pushed up. I have, and have had, a website started since the first of the year and have asked my boss to see what people think, but once again, nothing. No input what so ever. I understand I will be keeping my job to maintain the site, but I know the damn thing inside and out, so who better to make another one. Anyway, I’m quite distraught about this.
Photos – I have a few to being uploaded for this post, photos and videos, from the past week or so.

Kunze Lake

Kunze Lake

Ghost Town of Frost

Ghost Town of Frost

Autumn Colors

Sixmile Creek

Sixmile Creek

Sixmile Creek

Smoky Skies Sunset

Smoky Skies Sunset

Forgotten Post

I thought I had made this post earlier this week…Oops.

Last Sunday I headed up Pike Lake Rd to see if there was any Autumn colors starting as this area seems to start a bit sooner. Nope, very very little.
I spent the whole time flying around Horseshoe Lake, a small lake, almost just a pond. Just after I got the drone up to height, a big adult Bald Eagle flew right by me, within 30 feet. Then the first thought I had was, “shit, what if that eagle goes after the drone?”. Well, the eagle didn’t, damn good thing.

I also went to the small lighthouse here in Baraga on Sand Point and took a quick video. The wind was stronger than I had thought it would be, so I didn’t spend much time here.

Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake View

Horseshoe Lake

Quick Rain Storm

I have always kept an eye on the weather, and knowing there could be some popup storms today I watched the radar most often. A little before 4:00 PM I noticed a few clouds, checked the radar, and sure enough a nice little storm was heading my way. What did I do? I grabbed my drone and headed up into the sky. In one direction, to my southwest, was a storm coming, and in the other direction over Keweenaw Bay, bright sunny skies.
After the storm passed the sun came out, so I grabbed the drone again to hunt for a rainbow. Sure enough, there was one, though not a real strong one but still pretty cool.

Incoming Storm

Keweenaw Bay Before The storm

Rainbow

Keweenaw Bay with a hint of rainbow on the right

Flower from my wildflower patch

Sunset

Last night I had a hunch the sunset would be good, one because there were some clouds, and two, the smoke from forest fires in the western states.  I was not disappointed.  There was even a small storm brewing to the south west that I was aware of until I took the drone up and saw it.

Sunset Over Keweenaw Bay

Sunset Over Six Mile Creek Preserve

Sixmile Creek

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Little More Color – Back of Property

Hummingbirds and Sunsets

Not much has been happening, just work mainly. The other day I tried taking a slow motion video of some Hummingbirds with the drone. I set the drone up on the front deck railing, went back in the house and sat there triggering the drone to record. After splicing and merging all the clips, I ended up with about 30 seconds in real time footage, but taken in 1080p at 240 FPS, it lasts 6 minutes. I’ll have to try this again sometime.
I also took a few different sunset photos with the drone flying up from the house. The first one is about 15 minutes before the second. Both photos are looking across the road from my place. The creek is Six Mile Creek and most the land is Six Mile Creek Preserve, part of the Keweenaw Land Trust. The land around the preserve is DNR land.
More info here…
https://keweenawlandtrust.org/protected-lands/six-mile-creek
Just after landing the drone rain started falling.

Point Abbaye

Went out to Point Abbaye yesterday, haven’t been out there in 2 years. The place sure is used more now that it has before publicized. I was happy to see you could still drive all the way out to the point, the last section I thought for sure would be blocked off by now.
There was some guy just leaving the spot I was going to, but he stuck around for a few to watch the drone.