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 from the top of Haypress Falls
Autumn Painted Forest
Sturgeon River Area
Autumn Colored Road
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.
Ghost Town of Frost
Ghost Town of Frost
Smoky Skies Sunset
Smoky Skies Sunset
That’s right, I didn’t go and do anything this past weekend. It’s okay though, I have lots of time off from work coming up.
I did take a couple of drone videos Monday, but other than that, just little things around the house.
Holiday weekend, Labor Day. I normally don’t do much on holidays due to it being so busy out and a round, so here I am at home enjoying the beautiful day we’re having. Current temp is 68°F, mostly sunny skies and a light breeze… Perfect. I’ve been out sitting on the deck watching the birds for the most part. I haven’t sat outside much this past summer because it’s been too damn hot, so this was a good day to do so.
I might head out Monday it the weather is okay, most people are heading back home by then.
I was able to get a couple Hummingbird photos today. There’s only three hummers still sticking around, though they most likely will be heading off south in the next day or two. It’s always sad when they’re gone.
If you look close in the first photo, you can see the Hummingbird’s eyelashes. Yes, hummers have eyelashes, tiny clusters of short bristle-like feathers along the edge of both eyelids.
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 View
The other night/evening I took the drone up for a sunset photo, and I sure wasn’t disappointed.
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.
Keweenaw Bay Before The storm
Keweenaw Bay with a hint of rainbow on the right
Flower from my wildflower patch
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
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Little More Color – Back of Property