Friday, July 29, 2016

Golden at the Grand Traverse Light

I hadn’t taken pictures at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse all season.

When I got there, the sun was just hitting the 1858 structure’s striking red roof.  It gave me time to photograph the building from the front, showing off its lovely gardens and beautiful stone-work. 

Before long, the setting sun was bathing the whole area in a dazzling golden glow.  The drama built as the sun sank into the Lake.

As the colors drained from the vibrant sky, only a small reflection remained in a couple of Lighthouse windows.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Fawn Visits...Finally!

I usually have a fawn or two visit my deer blocks sometime in mid-June, but this year, my first one didn’t arrive until July 3.

And then I only caught sight of it from the tail end as it scampered through my woods.

But last week, a doe took a leisurely stroll to my feeding station with her young one following close behind.

The fawn appeared quite large as it stood next to its mother so I guessed it was a couple months old.

It wasn’t long before the two were sharing a meal from the deer block.

Sometimes I’m able to photograph through the window, but on this day, there was a glare so I inched the window open.  Both deer looked up immediately and I feared they would bolt.

But the doe was used to me and soon went back to eating.  The fawn, however, kept me her eye on me.

Continuing to be wary, the fawn even stomped its foot, a signal that danger might be near.  Her mother did take notice.

The doe didn’t bolt and the two continued to eat a while longer.  Then they meandered along my fence line munching the greenery as they wandered back into the woods.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

2017 Calendars Are Here

The 2017 Calendars have arrived!  They are $12 and are available through this website or by emailing me (  I will also be selling them at the Trinity UCC Church Bazaar this Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Hope to see you there.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Independence Day....Northport Style

Northport really knows how to celebrate the 4th of July.  Community Band.  Live Music and dancing.  Good food everywhere.  And, it saves the best for last.  FIREWORKS!!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

It was June, and the world smelled of roses.

The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
                                                               --Maud Hart Lovelace