Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dunes Hike and Sunset

Yes, I have not posted on my blog much this summer.  This past two weeks my excuse was that I was watching the Olympics.  I love the Olympics and enjoyed them very much.  So last night I decided I had to go for a hike.  I headed to the Log Slide area and hiked into the dunes. 

The national park service posted the warning below for those people who descend down the log slide...


The vegetation in the woods this year is quite lush!


The Grand Sable Dunes...



Looking down one of the creeks  coming out of the dunes....


Looking east...


Looking west...







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yard Visitors

Due to my passion for watching the Olympics, as well as to the end of a crazy busy summer, I have not gone for any hikes the past few days.  I did get a few photos this morning, though, of some yard visitors.







Sunday, August 14, 2016

Grand Marais Festival

The busy summer schedule is still in full swing, but it is now mid-August so the end of the very long days is in sight.  I did take time out this week to watch the Olympics (which I love), and to go to the Grand Marais festival Friday night to hear Al Young's band play.  All the members of the band are talented, especially Nolan Young (Al's son) on the saxophone. 



Al's band was backed up by the Superior Sweethearts....






Yooper art....


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ishpeming Rock Show and Sunset

Yesterday I had a booth at the Ishpeming rock club show.  Other than e a few gusts of wind,  the weather was perfect with mostly sunny and temperatures in the low 70s.  Unfortunately attendance was down due to a Shriner's parade that disrupted traffic and parking as well as not having the renaissance festival that usually takes place at the same time, but was not held this year.  My sales were OK, but I did have a lot of great interactions that came by my booth.  Thanks to everyone who sopped by!  As I told many of you, this was my last Ishpeming show since in the future I will no longer do shows during the summer months when the museum is open.

Here are some photos from the show.

















My booth ..






On the way home last night I stopped by the overlook (Sullivan's Landing) to capture a few sunset photos.