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Memories, Michigan, Nature, Photography, Vacation

Runoff


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Runoff in the UP to Lake Superior

The runoff water was really cold but not as cold as Lake Superior. After walking in it for a bit I thought about where it came from. Up top on the road and further up to more woods and hills. The water was brownish from the tannins collected along the way.

Memories, Michigan, Nature, Photography, Vacation

Lake Superior


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Last week I headed up, way UP until I reached the end at Lake Superior. The water wasn’t as cold as I remembered it being years past but there was this weird algae collecting at the shore. The color of the algae reminded me of radiator fluid.

Lake Superior

The trip wasn’t long-planned but more of a last-minute one as is my typical way of going on a vacation. Usually it’s not a problem to find lodging when I just want to go but then trying to do that on a holiday weekend proved to be difficult. My first choice for a getaway was on the west side of the state where I go several times a year  but my favorite place to stay was booked. Searching online I found it difficult to find anything so I decided to look into the Upper Peninsula and as luck would have it I found the perfect place right on the lake. Good memories were made.

Michigan, Photography, Vacation

Soon


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Michigan

It won’t be long now. Temperatures are going to be in the 40’s and 50’s all week. After the bitter cold those temperatures will feel like early summer. In just a few months it will be warm enough to head north again.

Family, Michigan, Photography, Vacation

Lake Superior


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Lake Superior has areas where the water is so low you can walk about for a long time on soft sand. This photo is from a family vacation years ago. I’ve been back since but I can’t remember where this spot was.

Lake Superior

Michigan, Nature, Photography, Vacation

Dune Grass


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Dune Grass
Dune Grass

This image represents summer for me. Taken in Ludington, MI a couple weekends ago while on a last trip before school starts. The darker areas are trails that take you from Lakeshore Drive to Lake Michigan. It can be a hot walk and sometimes prickly if you step on the grass stubbles but the beach here is amazing and worth the dangers.

 

Family, Life, Memories, Michigan, Photography, Vacation

Path


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There’s a place in West Michigan where I go as often as I can. Aside from the beauty there are the years of memories tied to this place. This year I visited four times with my kids, each time making new memories I won’t forget.

The path pictured leads to one of those places where I can stand and think back over the years. In my mind I can picture who I was with and it’s bittersweet to think about sometimes. Time changes things but the memories remain. I can go back and remember years past but more importantly I can make new memories that one day will be those bittersweet moments I remember.

Dune Grass
Dune Grass – Path to Lake Michigan
Photography, Vacation

Looking Down


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When flying I always assign myself a seat to ensure I get a window seat. I like looking out the window down at the different landscapes. Passing over towns and trying to get an idea of where I am and what the town is like is what I do. This was on the way to Arizona.

Up High
Mountains
Photography, Vacation

Tennessee


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Last night I returned from a four-day vacation to Tennessee. My stops were Nashville and Memphis. There’s a stark contrast between the two. One thing is common in both and that’s heat. It was really hot and humid. I like both of those things and I like both of those places.

Nashville
Nashville