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Out on the Open Road Ann Arbor Winter Style

Being “Out on the Open Road” can be a challenge in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Midwest during the winter months. Road conditions and the resulting slow times in the car can get on my nerves like many at times. It is was worth it though when I’m able to see the beautiful snow scenes that this time of year produces. This was especially true on some recent drives on and around Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. Well without further ado.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Out on the open road, Ann Arbor winter style.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The early morning brings with it the same scenic feeling.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Playing on the wintry road, to capture the scenes of winter.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rinse, repeat. More Ann Arbor Huron River Drive beauty.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Huron River is a must Ann Arbor drive no matter the time of the year.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Blue winter skies. The warmer temperatures causing all the heavy snow and branches to start falling onto the road.

Pedestrian bridge over Huron River, Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

Out on the open Barton Nature Area pedestrian bridge.

Pedestrian bridge over Huron River, Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

Out on the open Barton Nature Area snow-covered trail.

Pedestrian bridge over Huron River, Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

The wet and heavy snow clings on to everything on the pedestrian bridge over the Huron River.

Pedestrian bridge over Huron River, Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

The wet and heavy snow clings on to everything on the pedestrian bridge over the Huron River.

Pedestrian bridge over Huron River, Barton Nature Area, Ann Arbor

The wet and heavy snow clings on to everything in the Barton Nature Area.

Huron River and snow covered hills of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Looking out at the Huron River and wintry hills of Ann Arbor.

Huron River Drive in winter, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Out on the open road true Ann Arbor winter style.

Bird Rd. - Ann Arbor winter scene

A new dirt road find, the hilly Bird Road in Ann Arbor.

Do you have a favorite drive you like to road trip on over-and-over again during the winter months?

Capturing a Michigan Winter Storms Beauty in the Moment

Having to be in Brighton, Michigan right in the middle of a winter storm (Mateo) randomly gave me the idea to capture the snowy scene the only way I know how.

I walked and laid down on Main Street and nearby Huron Meadows Metro Park and Hammel Road. There was ample white to capture without a sole around. I wanted to get out on the open roads before it was disturbed with salt, plows and lots of vehicle traffic.

This post was put together right in the moment as I captured some Pure Michigan winter beauty. Well without further ado.

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Tip: I recommend capturing Hammel Road, a dirt road just outside Brighton, no matter the season. Fall and winter though take this spot to an even greater level.

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Out on the open dirt road, Brighton, Michigan, snow covered roads

Downtown Brighton, Michigan, Main Street, Winter Storm Mateo

Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, Michigan

Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, Michigan

Again to the Michigan beauty that winter and snow can bring. Cheers!

Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, Michigan

Has there been a scene you randomly decided to capture right as a winter or other type of storm was happening?

Belle Isle Detroit: The Snowy Path To Two Countries.

Once a season I make my way on to Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. It’s an island park that sits in the middle of the Detroit River. I always head to the southwestern tip of the island to capture two cities, two skylines and two countries. Windsor, Ontario, Canada is on the left, Detroit, Michigan, United States is on the right.

I’ve posted about this place before, but this is the first time I’m doing so Live and in the moment. I’m out on the snowy path to two countries in the cold, wind and snow. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful.

Belle Isle park, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, winter

Belle Isle park, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, winter

Belle Isle park, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, winter

Belle Isle park, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, winter

Belle Isle park, Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, winter

Photo of the Week: A Snowy Ohio College Campus.

The first big snow of the season has hit. Your not looking forward to the terrible road conditions, getting out that shovel or dealing with the cold air and blowing snow.

While walking around in Findlay, Ohio during their first snow I came up to the main entrance of the University of Findlay. Scenes like this after a fresh snow, at least for a little bit, makes everything a bit more tolerable. ๐Ÿ™‚

University of Findlay, Ohio, snow, winter

A Pure Michigan Sunset.

Driving in Michigan recently there was something unusual going on. There were few clouds in the sky. Usually during the winter months it’s one cloudy day after another. That leads to not seeing many sunsets. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It was getting closer to sunset and I was near Kensington Metropark in Milford so I decided to stop off and take advantage of the mostly clear sky.

I parked and made the snowy trek down to some piers along Kent Lake within the park. Upon arriving, right in front of me were lot’s of colors and a sunset! ๐Ÿ™‚

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Michigan sunset, Kensington Metropark, Milford

Being opposite the lake and with lot’s of snow in view made for an enjoyable and scenic experience. I look forward to that next sunset. Who knows where I will capture it from.