Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Had so many smiles this week I haven’t had time to share


This week was filled with smiles, so filled in fact that I’m having trouble finding time to process all the photos to share with you. So how about I show you just a couple, a teaser of sorts, to keep your interest for a few more days.

The maple trees were turning.

I traveled north on Wednesday, stopping at the Shiawasee Nature Preserve on the way to my final destination. I took you for a walk there a year ago, this week, unlike that walk, the colors haven’t peaked but I saw lots of really neat things.

I startled ducks wherever I walked.

Including pelicans. Did you know there are pelicans in Michigan? Me neither! But there they were. I felt lucky to have seen them, I’m sure they’re just passing through.

See all those white birds back there? Pelicans. And notice the blue heron down on the left bottom? Busy place.

Anyway, the four hours I spent there early on Wednesday morning made me smile. A lot. I will share more of this magical place as soon as I can finish looking through the more than 800 photos I took.

Avoiding the noisy human.

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.

10 thoughts on “Had so many smiles this week I haven’t had time to share

  1. Wowsah! Pelicans that far north. No wonder you were smiling.


  2. Sounds nice. Looking forward to seeing the photos! I hope some closeups of pelicans 😉


  3. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 9/14 – 9/21/2020 | Trent's World (the Blog)

  4. All good reasons to smile.


  5. Eight hundred photos?? Oh my, I don’t envy you the task of going through them all. Still, I have to smile at your “sneak-peek” here. Our maples are far from turning, and I’ve never seen a pelican or a heron in my area!


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