The sun was as high and bright as these clusters of yellow marsh marigolds. If I could have taken my photos a few hours later, I would have been able to capture a little more depth in the blossoms (above). But...finding delight in everyday life means enjoying what this world has to offer when you can.
I was driving from Leelanau county over to Gaylord, Michigan that afternoon, so I only had a short time to galavant with my mom taking pictures before I had to pack up and leave. She had noticed marsh marigolds blooming in a ditch near Cedar, so we could only assume that our favorite spot was in bloom.
Tah-dah! The marsh marigolds were at their peak! Look at the gorgeous mounds of leaves and blooms hovering over the clear cold stream. We leaned on the highway guard rail (in a very quiet stretch of highway) and took photos from every angle we could think of. The sun was so bright, we had a hard time seeing the camera screen against the glare. At any point I was hoping for the best framing and I am so happy with the results.
I chose this photo to show you just how many marsh marigolds there were, and to highlight how they meander far into the woods. I said, "Cue the moose!" to my mom, as if this were a movie set and I could command mother nature to send in some Extras.
Do me a favor and picture a moose stepping out of the woods into the sunshine.