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More Fall Color

We were at OCC a week and a half ago.  Although the color is fading, there was still some nice color.  Here are some photos taken in the colony.                     I hope you are enjoying this fall season. Mark

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Halloween Decorations

There are a couple houses in the Parchment area that really know how to do Halloween right.  Here are a few photos.  I don’t think any commentary is needed. Happy Halloween. Mark

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Fall Color Tour

We were up north a week ago and drove down a lot of dirt roads looking at the beautiful fall color. These images came from the area inside the triangle of Interlochen, Thompsonville, and Beulah. The color was fairly widespread and what we saw was beautiful.

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Another Sleeping Bear Adventure

I stopped at a store in Glen Arbor earlier in the week that had a sign “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”  That really stuck me.  Sometimes we get into a rut, doing the same things over and over again because they don’t take us outside our comfort zone.  Well, I’m glad to say that I’ve done a few […]

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Day at Sleeping Bear

Another beautiful day.  We headed off to Sleeping Bear this morning.  After the obligatory stop in Empire at the Earring Store (aka Secret Garden), we headed to Pyramid Point for a short hike.  The sun was out and so were lots of other people, but it is a great hike to the top to see the vista over Lake Michigan. The view from the top […]

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Eagle in the Morning

Another beautiful morning on the lake.  Not much activity, though.  A couple turtles and shore birds, but pretty quiet.  Then I spied this eagle soaring above. Darn!  It was too fast and I was too slow to catch him coming at me.  But, then it circled back … just doing lazy loops over my head. Finally, it flew straight at me overhead. and came in […]

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A Calm Morning on the Lake

Thursday morning, July 5.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.  I am constantly surprised by how quiet Duck Lake can be.  After all, it is the week of 4th of July, we have a state park on the lake, and it is an all-sport lake.  Yet, at 9:00 in the morning there were only a very few fishing boats and two kayaks, […]

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Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Sorry for the long delay, but here are the remaining photos from our trip to Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel.  We got an early season discount that included our lodging, dinner and breakfast, and tours at the fort and art museum.  But, before we get there, I have to share a sculpture I saw on the way to the Grand Hotel. OK, no surprise […]

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Photos from Jane Shoup

Jane, our neighbor across the lake, has been taking photos of the loons the last week or so.  As some of you know, Mamma Loon had been on the nest at the south end of the lake.  Well, it looks like her efforts paid off.  This was taken about 6/21. The next day while near the north end of the lake, she saw another Mamma, […]

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More from Mackinac Island

Although the ferry ride to the island was quite chilly (we rode on top so we could get the best views), the day was sunny and beautiful on the island.  We got off the ferry and walked up Main St.  No cars, so transportation is by bicycle or horses.  There are some commercial ferries loaded with semi trailers full of products for the island, but […]

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