Hey friends,

It’s been 8 weeks since my last post.  (Thanks for noticing, Brian, Roger)

I (temporarily) abandoned my weekly posting schedule for two reasons, the first is so I could concentrate on selling my art.  I’ve been wanting to do this for so long.  And it’s happening!  It’s really happening!

At the moment, I have photo tiles and wood prints of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for sale at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising.

Art for Sale Collage 3

If you happen to be visiting Munising, come over to the cafe and check them out.  There is a lot of other local art too.  (And come and find me, I work there a few days a week!)

The second reason is because for the first time in a long time, I finally feel like I’m having a real summer.  And I have to enjoy every minute of it because I hear summers are pretty short around here.  ;)

Lately… Matt and I have found a quiet, sandy beach that has become our favorite, we’ve done a bit of camping and hiking, and biking too.  I’ve been photographing wildflowers (well, weeds) on my daily walks.  We’ve been sampling the beers at every brewery, of course.  I’ve been enjoying every…single…sunset. We’ve been seeing friends/family and meeting new people too. But mainly, we’ve been exploring the U.P. like crazy.  It’s been fun.

Au Train Beach - Lake Superior - Michigan
Au Train Beach in Au Train Bay.
Au Train Falls
Au Train Falls
Grand Portal Point - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Grand Portal Point, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Black Rocks - Marquette
Black Rocks, Marquette
John Kate Wedding
John and Kate’s Wedding :)
Chapel Rock - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Chapel Rock, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Near the Au Sable Light Station
Near the Au Sable Light Station, looking towards the Log Slide
Fayette Historic State Park - Michigan
Fayette Historic State Park, Garden
Kitch-Iti-Kipi Palms Book State Park - Michigan
Kitch-Iti-Kipi, a large natural spring at Palms Book State Park, Manistique
Laughing Whitefish Falls - Upper Peninsula - Michigan
Laughing Whitefish Falls
On the Little Traverse Wheelway - Charlevoix - Michigan
Pond Hill Farms
At Pond Hill Farms, Harbor Springs
Pretty Weed Collage
Sunset on Munising Bay - Michigan
Sunset on Munising Bay
Shipwreck - Lake Superior
This is part of a shipwreck (!)
Rock River Falls - Upper Peninsula - Michigan
Rock River Falls

Wild Blueberries

Raspberry and Blueberries

That’s what I’ve been up to lately.  How about you?  Are you enjoying your summer?  If not, there’s still time!  Get outside, have a beer, go to the beach.  I’ll do the same.

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