Michigan's Upper Penninisula and Mackinac Island
Here are a few photos from a trip to "da UP." I've tried to avoid the standard "vacation" photo for this website.
On the way. . .
We stopped at Uncle John's Cider Mill on the way up, then again on the way back. Here is a photo of the giant sandbox they have for kids. (It's at least 20 x 40 feet.) I've done some Photoshopping to bring out textures and colors.
The obligatory "Mighty Mac" photo
This was taken with my back-up camera, a point-and-shoot Kodak. I'm working on some of the Nikon photos I took at sunset.
Mackinac Island is full of horses, tourists, and fudge. . .
. . .but here's a photo of a little scene that I enjoyed. So many different textures!
"Maybe everyone that lives there is really tall," said my wife.
We eventually wandered to Sault St. Marie. While out for a photo walk of the beautiful churches in town, we came across these mailboxes.
Central Methodist, Sault Ste. Marie
The city has beautiful churches and other great architecture. Although it wasn't as hot as in lower Michigan, it was July, so it was some work to walk around taking photos.
Detail of St. James Episcopal, Sault St. Marie.
This church has wonderful flower gardens. The stained glass windows are covered for protection. While not as pretty as the stained glass, the outer windows do create a unique reflection.