Thursday, June 19, 2014

First Creek Beach in Grand Marais, Michigan

This week I have revived my exercise schedule, thanks to friends, Jamey and Lois.  Because we are all so busy, we are meeting to walk steps or climb dunes for 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise.  Yeserday we met at First Creek to climb the steps and jog down the beach to the boundary line for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (around a half mile).  I paused to take just a few photos.

Lining the area next to the steps there were some beautiful wild flowers.  Does anyone know what these flowers are?  I'll try to get some close up photos later today.

Looking east....

When we looked west down the beach, we noticed the fog playing with the lake.

Jamey checking out a pool of water in the creek bed that was carved out during the peak snow melt.  Now the mouth of First Creek has worked farther to the west.

Lois jogging west...

I took a zoom photo of the teepee and didn't notice that two people were walking on the beach until I posted it just now.

Is it alive?


  1. I think the wildflower is dogwood. As always, great photos! Thanks, Karen. GB

  2. Cindy Mills sent me an email with further identification details: white wildflower is Bunchberry, Cornus canadensis, a member of the dogwood family.