Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

On the way there and back


On my way up to the Pigeon River State Forest, three hours away from home, I drove through some of my favorite farm country. Both on the drive up and the drive home four days later I was lucky enough to witness clouds building above beautiful farm country.

I knew you’d want to see (who doesn’t want to look at barns, right?) so I put together a little slide show.

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And even though I know these pink flowers are not native, and are in fact, invasive I couldn’t help but stop and grab a few photos because they’re just so darn pretty.

Pretty but invasive.

How can this be invasive?

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

8 thoughts on “On the way there and back

  1. Between the clouds and the barns, a gorgeous slide show! What are those pretty little invasive flowers, Dawn?


  2. Great photos, Dawn! And thanks for identifying that plant. I looked it up and found this site: which mentions it’s similarity to two other plants that are NOT invasive.

    Love learning new things–please keep the lovely photos and information coming!


    • Thanks Susan! And thanks for the link. What we have here in Michigan is definitely purple loosestrife…not the other two plants they mention in the link. It’s beautiful but it spreads so far and so fast. Each blossom has hundreds of seeds which is primarily how it spreads, but it’s root system is so think it sends up new shoots too.


  3. Love your slide show of barns and fields, Dawn.


    • Thanks P.J. I looked at it on my phone and realized the annoying little arrows are exactly where most of my most interesting parts of the photos are, at least on the version that shows on a small screen. Sigh.


  4. Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain, . . .

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