Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something to warm you up!

lake michigan2

It is 10 degrees today in the town where my log cabin is located. Cold, right?! So I thought I would post this photo I took of Lake Michigan this past summer. Our log cabin is located on a small quiet lake which I enjoy so much (Plus that's what we could afford!) But I do love the Great Lakes of Michigan - such beautiful bodies of water. Lake Michigan is the 3rd largest Great Lake and the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. Its shoreline is 1,638 miles! Now that's a big shoreline!

24 comments:

George said...

What a nice sight on a cold, gray day. I haven't visited the Michigan shore of Lake Michigan -- we need to do that one of these days.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning Shelley, The lake is gorgeous. I love sitting beside a lake. It's just so relaxing.

We were supposed to get 1-2 inches of snow this morning. It didn't happen. NOT a flake!!!! Am I surprised??? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

April said...

Oh, that is so gorgeous! I've never been up north and it really looks pretty. I want summer back! Of course, it has been pretty warm here in the Atlanta area.

Dawnie said...

OH Lake Michican is beautiful. I grew up in Racine and was at the lake all the time. BUT..I have a very healthy fear of that lake and all the Great Lakes..isnt Lake Superior the deadliest???

Its beautiful and I'm just now beginning to miss our warm weather. We are headed into a deep freeze for a about a week or so..bundle up!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful picture. I have never been to Michigan....YET!!!!
I love your header...so pretty!!!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

soo beautiful..

i would love to come for a visit sometime..

next time i go see my family in Aurora Illinois... I'll let you know..

we used to go every 4th of July..
but then came Matthew...LOL

reliv4life said...

so beautiful!! I hope to see it in person someday.

Debbie, Dan, Kristen, Dan Jr. said...

Such a beautiful blue lake, at first I thought you were in the Caribbean! Unlike our very gray Lake Erie which matches our very gray skies. Only the hardy can live in W. PA!

wendy said...

ha ha ha! It does warm me up! Snowy, Icy, and blowy here today.

Leedra said...

I was thinking of Lake Michigan yesterday as I passed Douglas Lake. Douglas is small, but yesterday the wind was so bad it looked like a choppy ocean. Made me think about the Great Lakes, that I am sure they often look that way.

Looks calm and beautiful in this photograph.

Jen said...

Thanks I needed this. It's 25 and snow on the ground here. But I have my 'award winning socks' on to keep my toes toasty! :)

This Country Girl said...

Hi Shelley!

It IS beautiful! I did see Lake Michigan once. We have relatives that live in Indiana. They took us to Mount Baldy..which we climbed and saw Lake Michigan. How gorgeous it was there too!

However, you are very blessed to have your log cabin on the quiet lake as well! :)

Have a great day!
Tammy

Pam at Antique or Not said...

So pretty!

Tami said...

Lovely....warm...bright...sunny days.

Ginger said...

Thats a beautiful picture. I bet you are longing for summer!!!
We are sunny this morning and supposed to get into the low 40's.
I'm hoping some of the snow will melt away.

JyLnC said...

The blue of the lake is so pretty. I love Lake Michigan being from Chicago. My dh and I drove from Chicago to Mackinaw Island so we've traveled all along the western and northern side but I have never traveled the eastern side of lower Michigan. I've always wanted to take the ferry across the lake from Manitowoc to Ludington. Maybe this next summer or fall.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful picture! We've gotten colder here in southwestern pa, but not as cold as you...brrrrr!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment on my tablecloth and coffeepot...funny thing is, I don't even drink coffee, but I love it anyways...it's great for heating up water for tea!

Karen said...

My goodness what a beautiful setting....how lucky you are!
Thanks for visiting my Blog today!
Hugs, karen

dAwN said...

Oh Thanks for the Lovely warm shot of the island...
but i am quite warm here in Sunny Florida....tee hee...
she says while rubbing it in..

I think our wheels will have to make it up there someday.

Denise said...

Ahhhh, the Sunset side. What a beautiful shot of such an unforgiving lake.

Shellmo said...

George - you would love it!

Betsy - I still can't believe you don't have a snowflake yet! Drats!

April - Northern Mich is very beautiful! Envy your warm weather right now!

Dawnie - lake superior definitely can be treachorous!

Busy Bee - thank you!

Terri - come on over! :)

Michele - that would be awesome!

Debbie, Dan - the water can look so blue on those bright summer days! :) Thanks for coming by!!

Wendy - snowy and cold here!

Leedra - This photo was in a cove so a little easier to capture calmer water.

Jen - hope those award winning socks continue to keep you warm!ha,ha!

Hi Tammy - I do love our quiet lake so I can hear the birds and enjoy the peace! I do feel blessed - thank you!

Pam - thank you!

Tami - exactly how I like my days to be! :-)

Ginger - the 40s aren't bad compared to our 20s - lol!

Jylyn - please let me know if you are ever near my town! My cousin has a place in Ludington and loves it!

Kim - that pot was so beautiful - even as a decorative piece!

Karen - thank you for coming by! Your blog is very nice!

Dawn - you're getting a tan - and I'm turning white as the snow! lol!

Shellmo said...

Hi Denise - you are certainly right about that!

grammy said...

I may never get there if the gas prices are as bad this summer as last. We would like to travel and pull our camper around to places like that.

SandyVTW said...

That is gorgeous, thanks for sharing...we are about 12 degrees right now :) !!