Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Another Beach Fire DInner Picnic

Thanks to Jamey and Lois Fite for another great Lake Superior beach fire dinner.



Chicken, beans, and potatoes with onions....


Jamey spotted a tiny toad in the rocks....




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sable Falls Erosion

Yesterday during my exercise routine at Sable Falls (going up and down the steps), I documented the erosion damage caused by the five inches of rain we received a week ago. 








Jack in the pulpits....


A visitor to my yard this morning...


Friday, June 23, 2017

Mother Deer and her Fawn

When I arrived home from the museum last night, a mother deer and her fawn were in my driveway.






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dune Hike

Last night I did a solo hike in the dunes.  It was a gorgeous evening after the previous day of rain.  Because of all the rain we have had this past month or so, the vegetation in the dunes is more lush than I think I have ever seen.

Sable Lake....


In the Grand Sable Dunes looking north toward Lake Superior....


Lush vegetation in the dunes...



New growth on the evergreens is going nuts....





Monday, June 19, 2017

Massive Rain with erosion and flooding in Grand Marais, MI

I am not sure how much rain we had in Grand Marais yesterday, but it had to be multiple inches.  After I closed the museum, I drove around and captured photos of some of the flooding, sink-holes, wash-outs, and other erosion.

The intersection of Newberg Road and M77 has a sink hole....


William Hill Road where it intersects with H58 suffered a lot of wash outs ....



Carpenter Creek was raging....


Another sink hole....


Several of the sea planes that were in Grand Marais for the Splash-in  were unable to leave.




The driveway of Sunset Cabins was washed out...



Rose Hill Cemetery was flooded...
 



Sunday, June 18, 2017

First Creek Hike

Yesterday for exercise Lois Fite and I climbed up the steep bluff west of First Creek and hiked around the woods.  It was a beautiful morning!






Saturday, June 17, 2017

Falls, Beach, Fly-in, and Rainbow

Today I'll post a variety of photos I took yesterday.  First, in the morning exercise partner, Lois Fite, and I climbed up and down Sable Falls steps again our usual three times.


Looking east...


Looking west....



On a tree next to the Sable Falls steps Lois spotted all these slugs.  Weird.


Almost a dozen sea planes were already here yesterday by 2:00 p.m.  Given that there was a thunderstorm later in the afternoon, they were smart to arrive early.




After the storm passed when it was still raining, the sun popped out momentarily and gave us a rainbow!