I’m learning where the trillium grow near Traverse City, but nothing compares to the spots around Northport, where they cover the landscape with their white beauty.
I usually catch the sunrise through the trees behind my home every morning. Lately, the Canadian wildfires have created smoky skies tinged with an orange haze. I’d read, though, that it wasn’t a true haze, but tiny smoke particles high in the atmosphere that filtered the sunshine, creating a more rich color in the morning sky. I decided to head to Empire for the sunset, to see if it was being affected too.
I spent Saturday afternoon at the tip of Old Mission photographing cherry blossoms. Traffic was crazy busy! Then, on Sunday, I spent early afternoon at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula doing the same. The blossoms are definitely on the wane, but I was happy to get in one more Blossomtime photoshoot.
It begins in the orchards near Acme and Williamsburg, areas with slightly warmer temperatures because they’re farther from the Bay. The bases of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas blossom next. The tips of each peninsula around Northport and Mission Point Light are last. If you can, take some drives around these areas because the landscapes are bathed in white splendor…and it won’t last long.