Browsing All posts tagged under »Summer in Torch Lake Township«

I say it’s still summer

September 11, 2009


Signs abound that The Season is over. The week before school opens tourists with children vanish. Over at Pine Hill Nursery there are hundreds of mums in every color imaginable, and some beautiful little saplings in full scarlet regalia.  It’s a good time to plant trees, but too late to go to the Garden Cafe. […]

A summer afternoon at the Torch Bay Nature Preserve

September 3, 2009


There is a certain kind of road I can never resist. A tunnel of dark green over a gravel road, sun splashing through the leaves here and there, and at the end, the sparkling blue eye . . . .  Even when I have other things to do, I am compelled to take a little […]

Attention: There will be summer this weekend

September 2, 2009


For all of you who have wondered if there would ever be a summer, YES!  Summer is scheduled to arrive this weekend.  Fortunately, there are some wonderful things you can do This Summer, even if it is only three days long.  Get out there and do them.  Think how bad you’ll feel if you miss […]

September song – verse two

September 8, 2008


This morning everything was in motion – sun chasing shadows, waves chasing clouds, and tiny shorebirds chasing each other along the edge of the beach.  Will summer linger or fade? September is a changeling – Indian Summer, sudden storms, the first red and gold leaves showing up against the bright greens, cottages closing and boats […]

Torch Lake Memories: Beth Dunham

July 7, 2008


If you feel the pull of northern lakes, you already know.  If you don’t, perhaps nothing I say here will help you understand how “Torch Lake” and “summer vacation” can become synonymous – how the memories of days at the family cottage can linger, brighter by far than any others.  Correspondent Beth Dunham has been […]

Babs and the perfect day

July 6, 2008


In search of iconic images of Torch Lake in the summertime, Babs found these adorable moppets.  She writes: “Alex, Zoe, Briggs and Lily enjoy a snack during the weekend of the 4th of July on Torch Lake. It was a perfect day.” Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week […]