Saturday, October 11, 2008

Northern Michigan at its best

There are many beautiful places to build a log home. Northern Michigan was the place for me and Greg. We wanted to experience all 4 seasons and be located out in a woodsy - nature filled area. It seems like we do more up here too then when we are downstate at our home in the burbs. Up here we are going to small town festivals, berry picking, skiing, snow shoeing, going out to photograph nature, watching Eagles splash down in our lake, having a bonfire with neighbors....the list goes on. Also - where else could I be a Loon Ranger?! (Now that's a different story and my friends and family are still making fun of me for this....)

Here are some more fall photos around our log home.......life is good.







12 comments:

Sandy said...

I love fall colors and you certainly captured them in these photos. I wish we had more "seasons" out here in So Cal.

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Ok, I'm convinced it's time to go north!

Cassie said...

Ahhh, fall folliage. Up here in far north Idaho it's golden and orange. Not so much of the flaming reds. Beautiful pictures.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful! I grew up on Hiland Lake in Michigan and remember how beautiful the fall trees reflected off the lake. I miss my childhood!

Anonymous said...

Shelley, Your photo of the fall colors reflected in the lake perfectly captures Michigan's autumn splendor!! How about framing that one and adding it to your interior decorations? ~Michele

justbrowsing said...

Wow absolutely stunning pic's. We don't have the fall colors yet here in Arkansas but soon will. I love reading about your log home and I really enjoyed the pic's of the switch covers. We live in a mobil home So I really enjoy your pic's cause I love log cabins. Thanks Linda (Tangeld Mane Ranch)

Rick and Dianne said...

That view of the pond is magnificent. I totally agree with Michele that you should frame it and add it to the art work on your walls. Perhaps you should do a series of all 4 seasons and add it to the entertainment room in the basement? Just a thought, but the photography of that one pic just calls out for framing.

reliv4life said...

oh those photos are breathtaking, can't imagine it in real life! Yes, Shelley - life is good - praise the Lord!

Shellmo said...

Sandy - thank you!

Mom2 - yes - you should definitely head north!

Cassie-I bet Idaho is still beautiful!

Penny - glad I brought back good memories for you! :-)

Michele - still trying to get that perfet shot!

Linda - thanks so much for your comments and stopping by! You should enter that cabin giveaway - the link is on my blog! I wish I could give everyone a cabin.

Dianne- I like your idea too of the 4 seasons!

Reliv - definitely - I am blessed!

Jen said...

Love it! Nature is more relaxing than the burbs.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful pictures. I am looking forward to seeing what winter will look like! I love your switch plates!
When it comes to fall cooking I love stews and soups!!! Anything pumpkin is also great. I have a great recipe for a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. It is from MS Everday Food. Yum!!!
denise

SandyVTW said...

Gorgeous Shelley! We are PEAK right know, it's stunning.