Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

giving my boobs a break

Last week we lost summer’s hour of dusk and the nights turned cool. The lack of daylight combined with cooler temperatures starts the leaves’ colorful death cycle.

I spent the weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at my cousin’s wedding. I also picked up some art from the artist Dominic Fredianelli, who along with my cousin, is in the movie Where Soldiers Come From.

It’s REBAL with an A in a rebellious fashion. It was a tight squeeze in my vehicle since it’s 8ft. x 4ft.

It’s down to the last few weeks to enjoy the trails at Cannonsburg State Game Area. Luckily there are several other local trail systems closed to hunting. All spring and summer I stuff any trash I come across in the woods into my shirt. Most of the trash is shotgun slugs. It’s time to give my boobs a break.

A mushroom in Cannonsburg State Game Area

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Tree Frog


Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Tomatoes from the garden



19 responses

  1. louisva

    Lisa, you should move south. Our leaves have not even thought about turning yet. Usually around mid-October things are starting to get color and the peak is usually about that same time at our cabin (2 weeks earlier than where I live). I don’t have a clue what your boobs need a break from but I won’t go there. Going out now to do some road work. We had a VERY HEAVY rain a few days ago and rutted the lane badly. Hasta la vista!

    August 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

    • melissakoski

      Louis… “All spring and summer I stuff any trash I come across in the woods into my shirt. Most of the trash is shotgun slugs.” …so THAT’s why my boobs need a break. (:

      August 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

  2. louisva

    Woops, beautiful shots!

    August 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

  3. wow! spectacular stuff, lil sistuh!!!

    August 28, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • louisva

      Hey Paul, love your new gravatar. It’s fitting, mi amigo!

      August 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks my brother! It’s a lovely world (:

      August 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  4. I love your posts… I really do… your sense of humor is up there for me…. and the images are just great :)

    August 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bashar… sometimes I’m not sure if I’m the only one laughing.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  5. That is the most vicious looking mushroom I have ever seen.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    • melissakoski

      Jomegat I got an side angle because the brown dirt spot looked just like an eye, but the photo was blurry. It kind of looked like a viscous Pacman character. lol

      August 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  6. These photographs are beautiful – thank you!

    August 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    • melissakoski

      Your welcome dear Jules! Thinking of you and your spring as our fall approaches.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  7. Smitha

    That mushroom looks like a ray of yellow hope (and sunshine) in all that brown

    August 29, 2012 at 2:54 am

    • melissakoski

      It was so bright and beautiful among all the leaves!

      August 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  8. Ciao Melissa, wonderful shots and l agree with another blogger, that mushroom is frightening!!! PS. save your boobs get a backpack….just a thought :-)

    August 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks for the laugh Lynne! I need a smaller tighter backpack than I currently own… it bounces around too much when I’m running. (: Have a great day Lynne!

      August 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  9. Those leaves are fabulous; the shotgun slugs are frustrating. Good on you for being responsible after others aren’t.

    August 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

  10. Beautiful images as usual. Always a treat and treasure

    September 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm


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