The high ground

Posted on July 26, 2010


Over here in the western reaches of Antrim County, long ridges run north and south, parallel to Torch Lake and the Bay. Between the ridges rivers flow through narrow valleys, connecting 14 lakes into a 55-mile long chain that finally reaches Grand Traverse Bay at Elk Rapids. Centennial farms command the high ground, watching the weather move in across the Bay.

Babs Young writes: This was taken a few days ago on my way home from Central Lake from Kiessel Road. That’s Torch Lake in the lower left and Grand Traverse Bay above that. She’s made a fine, brooding image. I invite you to click on it for a larger version. It’s worth a good, long look.

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.