Take a walk on the very exclusive Harbor Point and you will see many scenes like this. This is Little Traverse Bay with the town of Harbor Springs on the other side. Known as “Up North,” the area has scenic towns and open farmland. The clouds are a little threatening due to a series ofContinue reading “Little Traverse Bay”
This is a gate to a private beach in an area of Harbor Springs, Michigan called Wequetonsing. This is a line of beautiful cottages along the harbor. One morning during an early morning stroll, as I was taking photographs like this, a man ran out of his cottage shouting: “are you a photographer?” I toldContinue reading “The Gate”
The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of TreesContinue reading “Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse”
Main Street USA. Everyone in Harbor Springs, Michigan flies the American Flag adding to the atmosphere of this small town.
During our recent visit to Michigan, we stayed in a little community called Wequetonsing. Most of the homes there faced Lake Michigan so I would get up early to walk along the road between the homes and the lakes. This is an amazing place with well maintained homes (cottages) and beautiful landscaping. This is stylizedContinue reading “Daisies”
To get good photos you have to get up early to get nice light and color. Here I was up early walking along the lake and was able to catch the early sunlight breaking through the clouds and reflecting off the sailboats. Also, water is usually calmer in the morning making a more interesting photo.Continue reading “Sailboats”
If you drive in rural areas you can still find one room schoolhouses. Here is a well maintained example in northern Michigan. Interestingly the school yard is now a vineyard for a neighboring winery. Click on the photo to enlarge.
I like this photo of the Harbor Springs public dock with the two ladies taking iPhone pictures of the yachts and the sun setting through the rain clouds. Everyone comes out after dinner just to see what is going on.