Saturday, December 26, 2009
A Tale Of Winter
What you see in this picture is the path that leads up to the viewing platform for Carpenter Lake. On the other side of that big fence is a small dam that lets out into a creek. The creek flows for many miles into the Rouge River. The Rouge River flows directly into the big Detroit River.
Some of you have wondered recently where this Carpenter Lake is located. It's just off of 10 Mile Road, just east of Inkster Road in Southfield, Michigan. I'm not sure how the lake got its name. The park here is named after the lake. The park and the lake are both small, but they make up for it with a great view and plenty of wildlife.
Last year I got caught in an unexpected snowstorm before I was able to get out of a bigger place than this. The wind began to blow very hard, and the sky turned dark too fast that day. On my way out I found many downed trees that weren't like that when I went in, including one that was very effectively blocking my path. I won't take that risk again.
I know we'll have much more snow before winter is done, but I wanted to show you our first big snowfall of the year before the next time I go out. Besides, as the winter goes on there won't be as many animals for me to show you, so I'll have to practice getting my creative juices flowing so that my posts will still be entertaining.
There you go, that's my reason for the winding story. And that's the essence of what an everyday adventure is anyway. And just to show you I didn't forget what I said... (In full Elvis voice) THANK YOU!!! Thank you very muuuch.