Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hidden Marsh

One of the stops on tomorrow's Three Rivers Color Tour is the The Hidden Marsh Sanctuary along the Portage River in Three Rivers. Most of the color I saw walking through the preserve today was the glowing yellow of the big hickories and maples, accented with pinks and purples of the dogwoods and the bright red of small oaks. At this peaceful spot overlooking the river and fens, the sassafrass contribute copper and gold. (Click the photo for a larger view.)

The Hidden Marsh Sanctuary is one of the preserves of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, whose mission is "to permanently protect the natural, historic and scenic landscapes to ensure the health and quality of life for the people of southwest Michigan."

Today is Divali, Happiness to all who are celebrating!

Today is also the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which started at 5:03 and lasted the longest period of time in my life.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is a beautiful photo. I'm so jealous of anyone who is seeing the sun these days.


Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

what a gorgeous view and a lovely bench to watch it from.

magiceye said...

that is glorious!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely stunning photos that show the beauty of Michigan. So happy to have all of these city daily photo blogs and other "destination" blogs to remind us of all the beautiful people and places out there ! Happy Monday.

Dubai Photo Story said...

I'm so jealous!!! I am just waiting to head back home!!