Little Beauties in the Skegemog Swamp

According to something I read on the internet, in Michigan you’re never more than six miles from a natural water source. Four out of five Great Lakes prefer Michigan (I totally stole this from a bumper sticker that I’d like to have as a t-shirt) – giving us about the same amount of coastline as the US Atlantic Coast – in addition to more than 11,000 inland lakes.

As a state, we are waterlogged – a fact that is difficult to appreciate fully. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

My blogging friend Carol regularly participates in the weekly photo challenges from The Daily Post, and I’ve been thinking about playing along. Then, just a couple of days ago, Jess joined in the fun. What can I say? I’m a follower 😉

This week’s challenge was silhouette. For each entry, you’re supposed to step up to the challenge and snap a new photograph. This is my first challenge, so I’m bending the rules a bit, but only because I’m lazy I find this picture compelling and it matches the Halloween season so well. Continue reading

Early Evening at Pyramid Point

Last Wednesday after work, Tony and I rushed over to the Pyramid Point trail in Leelanau county. Despite the showers that lingered well past lunch, the skies had cleared. Also, at about 75 degrees (24 C) – probably our last warm day of the year – we wanted to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon outdoors before the increasingly early sunset. Continue reading