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May 17, 2014


Enlighten is one of ten new sculptures that will be installed during May along the ArtRapids! Walk of Art in Elk Rapids. (Learn more about sculptor Margot McMahon and her work here).   Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I encourage you to make the trip.  You will find refreshment for your spirit.  When you have finished […]

Mount Gushmore

April 7, 2014


It hasn’t been a bit warmer over in Boyne City than it has here, but they are an intrepid bunch.  Where there is intrepidity, there is Babs.  She brought you back a present:  the ice fountain from the Boyne City Park.   Yes, the skating rink beyond is Lake Charlevoix.  Yes, it is frozen, but not in […]

Reflection along the Jordan River

March 25, 2014


Babs has been over in East Jordan taking pictures.  She pulled into a parking lot overlooking the braided flats of the Jordan River where it empties into the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, and captured sunshine on ice.  Beautiful, she writes, but still very cold. That water is all frozen. I fell in love with the […]

Three Friends

April 8, 2013


Babs outdid herself with the weekly Michigan Pic. If you click it for a fullsize view I believe you will be able to count the feathers. Looks like a real harbinger of spring to me. So then I got to thinking about what a satisfactory weekend it had been, braided with friends and small adventures, […]

The bear on River Street

October 10, 2012


You know you're Up North when a bear stands by a cross-walk on the main street in town and everyone thinks it's just dandy.

Up with the birds

September 17, 2012


Babs Young writes, Sunrise on Pyramid Point in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In the distance are the Manitou Islands. I had to leave home about 5:00 am to get there for the 7:00 sunrise, but it was worth it. It’s easy to see why this park was voted by ABC’s Good Morning America […]