Monday, October 31, 2022

Helmer House


Last weekend, when Brian and I were in the upper peninsula, we stayed at the Helmer House Inn, in McMillan. If you're north of the bridge, its worth a trip to this family-run inn/restaurant/bakery.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

Scott Point


Lake Michigan, near Gould City

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Craft show


We're done with farmers' market for the year, but Libby and Naomi set up wares and manned a stall on Saturday, this time at a craft show, where Naomi displayed the quilled cards she's been making. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Vermillion Life Saving Station


Between the sandy hill where the old life saving station is located and the shores of Lake Superior there is a bog where locals in water-proof boots search for wild cranberries. 

I'm sure there's a story behind this mailbox. Years ago, mail was delivered to the station by dog sled in the winter, but I hardly think that mail delivery service, by dog or otherwise, is available at this remote, deserted location. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022



Sometimes the light this time of year is absolutely amazing. 

Monday, October 24, 2022



The shop smelled unusually good, according to my dad and brothers, when Libby and I fried up donut holes and apple fritters for our fall harvest party. 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Pumpkin pickers


We had a wagon-load of pumpkin-picking-cousins to help get the pumpkins from the field to the road-side stand. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Warner Falls


It was sprinkling a bit, but we managed to make our way along the poison ivy-lined path from the road to the base of Warner Falls, near Palmer, Michigan, a few weeks ago on our Upper Peninsula trip. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022



Friday, October 7, 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Peninsula Point Lighthouse


The shape of the Peninsula Point Lighthouse tower is square on the outside and circular on the inside. The tower is open for visitors to climb to the top.

Seul Choix Lighthouse


Saturday, October 1, 2022