I’ve been busy for the past week getting photos printed, framed and ready to go. The owner of a recently opened shop in Chesterton asked me if she could hang some of my photos on her walls. (They would also be for sale). In addition she said she would be happy to sell them at a local festival this weekend. Needless to say, I’m very grateful to Machelle Blount of “Chelle’s” for her interest in my photos.
Here are a few shots of some of the pictures that will be for sale.
“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”
― Nicholas Sparks
I took this picture in the summer of 2011. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of an old 1940’s movie.
If you look closely, you’ll see that his eyes aren’t real. They’re only markings to trick predators into thinking he’s a snake.
Rainy spring day on Mackinac Island
Old Fashioned Barber Pole in Chesterton, Indiana
I spotted this guy one afternoon while I was sitting on the porch of the Market Street Inn on Mackinac Island. He looked like he’d have some great stories to tell.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Visit Mackinac Island the first chance you get. Thank me later.
If you have ever been to Mackinac Island, you know that motorized vehicles aren’t allowed. You get around the island by horse carriage, on foot or the most popular mode of transportation; the bicycle. On this last visit I photographed a wide variety of bicycle wheels. Who would have thought there would be so many different styles!
I chose B.
One of the cool things to do when you’re riding around Mackinac Island is to build a rock cairn. Instead of fumbling through trying to explain what a cairn is, I went to the experts and looked it up on bikemackinac.com.
Here’s what they say:
Rock cairns are small mounds of stones and pebbles built to mark biking and hiking trails, as a memorial to having been somewhere, or as a simple art form. Cairns can be found all over the world, from alpine regions, to barren desert and tundra, as well as coastlines.
It is traditional for each person passing by a cairn to add a stone, as a small bit of maintenance to counteract the effects of wind and weather. Often the habit is to only add to the top, and to use a smaller stone than the previous top stone, resulting in a precarious stack of tiny pebbles.
We’ve built a few of these on our visits, but this one is my favorite.
Have fun building your own rock cairn. Be creative! Take pictures…..and don’t build so close to the water or it’ll get washed away. 😉
I decided to mix up the pictures in this post. No theme, no rules, just shots from random good times. Thank you for taking the time to give them a look.
This was on the “Grand Avenue Tour” in Mammoth Cave. When they say it’s a “physically demanding” 4.5 hours; believe them. It was incredible!
Baby elephant having a little snack
Snow Covered road at the Indiana Dunes taken with a fish eye lens.
Summer on the beach
Ryba’s Fudge Shop – Mackinac Island
She was beautiful. Had a little spitting habit, but aside from that….
Baby Song Sparrow
Museum of Science & Industry – Chicago, IL
Mackinac Island is located between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, surrounded by Lake Huron. Automobiles are not permitted on the island; making horses, bicycles and walking your modes of transportation. The surroundings are beautiful and afford many picture taking opportunities.