Friday, May 1, 2009

Things I like about Northern Michigan...

Every time we make the 3 hour trek up to our log cabin in Northern Michigan, I dream about the time that Greg and I can stay up there forever. It's difficult to describe the beauty of Northern Michigan and do it justice, but I thought I'd share a few images of why I love it so much.


Monarch Butterfly





Boats docked in Northport...




Lake Michigan









The fresh smell of pine trees...




Juvenile Common Loon

33 comments:

Cedar ... said...

I love your reasons to love Michigan. Not different from my reasons to love the north country of NY,... you are really whetting my appetite to visit MI and check it out.

April said...

I've never been to Northern Michigan, or Southern, Eastern or Western Michigan, for that matter! After seeing all of your gorgeous pictures, that might just have to be added to my "must see" list!

Cindy said...

Yes, those are the beautiful reasons I love it too!!

Kath said...

Hi Shelley!
Love your photos, it's just gorgeous there, makes me wanna pack my bags and com'on up to visit ya!
Every time I stop by, I feel like I take a mini vacation! :)
I NEED that right about now too!!! ;)
Have a happy weekend!
Hugs-Kath

Jen said...

So calm and relaxing! great pictures.

Cam said...

What beautiful, vivid photos!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Truly, all I can say is - WOW!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful pictures...you make me want to visit your area also.
Generally I don't venture more north than GA. :)
happy Friday.

Denise said...

Your pictures certainly do northern Michigan justice. They are beautiful.

XXDenise

Debbie said...

Shelley your pictures take my breath away! Thank you for sharing. I may have to plan a MI/UP vacation this year!

Calming Scents said...

very pretty...I have to ask though,,do you mind the long winters?

I find its getting harder for me to take.

IRENE said...

Wonderful! Let your heart rejoice at the beauty and perfection of it all. My favorites? Boats and pine trees! MAY your dearest dreams come true!

George said...

You've certainly shown us some great reasons to love northern Michigan. The pictures are beautiful.

This Country Girl said...

No wonder you want to LIVE there...it is beautiful! Besides the fact that your cozy cabin sits there waiting on you! I love all of your pics, especially the Loon one! You must tell me how you get your photos so big on your blog! :)

Have a great weeknd!

Tammy

The Retired One said...

I think I took that exact picture last year of the rocks...did you take it on the walk out to the Manistique light house??? I loved the texture of the rocks there....

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

I hope you two can move there permanently someday... Wish we had a log cabin to visit!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love your Michigan! The one with the boats docked is beautiful since my husband and I are boaters:)
Rondell

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Your Loon photo is awesome!..along with all the others. I have family in Michigan, maybe I need to visit more often!..Sure looks inviting.
Thank you for the visit.

Charli and me said...

You take the most amazing pictures! If you are not already a professional photographer you might want to consider becoming one. You capture the emotion of the moment. They are all just beautiful ♥ I especially like the one of the butterfly and the loon. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend in your cozy little cabin on the lake :>)

Winifred said...

Those photographs are gorgeous. No wonder you want to live there permanently.

Ginger said...

Great pictures. I can see why you love that area.

Heather said...

Ohhhh yes, Northern Michigan. Ask my hubby what his favorite thing about it is, and he'll say "the weather". It gets terribly humid down here in southern Ohio in the summer, but very rarely any humidity up there! And we don't get much snow down here... certainly not enough to play in! But plenty of that up there! I love it for clean, crisp air, the beautiful lakes, and for its simple beauty. I'll email you soon about our trip up north... we'll be up in mid-July.

Leedra said...

I see you saved the best for last! Awesome photo of your loon.

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JyLnC said...

I love the upper pennisula, too. Door County, Wisconsin reminds me of northern Michigan. It is so tranquil, especially in the off season. I love your photos.

Thanks for the note card prize! I received it via the mail. I'm going to find a cute little frame and put it in my reading nook.

grammy said...

Very...very beautiful. Maybe someday i will get to see Lake Michigan. Have a great Saturday. How far away do you live from the cabin?

Sharon said...

Thanks for the memories. Having grown up in MN, I too love up North. There is something so wonderful about it. I used to ski in the UP. Ah the memories. Sharon

reliv4life said...

oh my goodness, it is beautiful!! so, when will the day be that you get to move up there permanently?

smallpines.com said...

LOL - As I scrolled down I kept thinking, "I'm going to say that THAT is my favorite photo ... no ... that one. No ... that one!" They're all so nice. I think the little pine is my favorite though. Sorry I haven't been able to check in as much with getting ready for the move!

Mimi said...

Northern Michigan? You need to come up to my neck of the woods in Northern Michigan...just about a mile from the Canadian border☺ You guys are living in the "south" to me, hehehe!

dAwN said...

Wonderful reasons to like Michigan.
I would add one more...
MORELs in the spring

Judy said...

I can see why you love living there. It is beautiful and I love visiting your log cabin too, if only in your pictures and sharing your time there.

74WIXYgrad said...

I have enjoyed very much this photo essay you have posted for all of us to enjoy.

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos and I love the one of the butterfly on the flower!