Taking the long view

Posted on January 18, 2010


Babs has been perched on a ridge contemplating the long view.  She writes, Not too much sunshine here lately, but interesting skies and the trees are full of color. This was taken from Cairn Highway looking at the end of the Old Mission Peninsula.

From this perspective, you can see why a settlement at the tip of Old Mission made sense. In the context of the nineteenth century in northern Michigan, it was centrally located on the major highway. We lose track of this—we think of lakes as something to go around on our way from here to there, but in 1850 they were the way to get from here to there.

One thing hasn’t changed.  They’re still beautiful.

Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week she sends one to Torch Lake Views just for you. You can find more of her photos at the Babs Young Photo Archives and on her Blue Heaven Flickr photostream.