Browsing All posts tagged under »Lake Michigan«

Babs and the Bear

July 15, 2012


Babs Young has been playing in the big sandpile on the big lake. She writes: This was taken in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore south of Empire. What a treasure we have so close to us. We are spoiled for treasures. Come see for yourself.

Babs heads to the pool

February 26, 2012


Babs Young writes: It’s not been a great winter for snow, but Lake Michigan is spectacular with its snow mountains and water pools here and there. It’s hard not to take a nice photograph. I confess I am a grumpy bear myself – it was a beautiful day and I spent all of it indoors […]

The high ground

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 […]

Summer company

July 23, 2010


Let’s catch up on the progress of the local weeds.  Here we have Common Burdock (Arctium minus) in bud on July 14 and in bloom a week later. Below that there is a big, sharp thistle. It’s either a Bull Thistle or a Pasture Thistle and either way it’s a terror. Next to it is […]

Tommy Tales: July

July 11, 2010


As most of you know, I am fond of getting other people to paint the fence around here. One of the people I’ve been trying to recruit for a long time now is young Tommy. He gets out and about even more than I do, and on the evidence, has even more fun. Looky here: […]

Sunday Morning on Grand Traverse Bay

May 23, 2010


Back when I had television and conventional weekends, I enjoyed watching CBS Sunday Morning.  I especially loved the segment at the end, the quiet video essay that took us somewhere out on the land and let the birdsong and windrustle and shadowplay tell the story.      There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before—except maybe the ladybug […]