Dawn of November

Indian Summer hit with a vengeance, treating us to a string of wonderful weather.


Took some photos of the morning fog on Commerce Lake on a couple consecutive days.

Take a look or two.

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Bulbous Bumbling

Early Autumn in the garden. September is the new August.

Click to open gallery.

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Homme Brûlant

In which I sit inside on the last beautiful weekend of summer in the dusty environs of Camp Envy listening to BMIR and watching a video feed from Black Rock City.

montage by Avalex

It’s not just about boobs and wieners.

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Gone Ghost

Made a late afternoon stop at Fayette Historic Townsite outside of Garden, Michigan while on our way home from Pictured Rocks. An interesting place, it’s an abandoned Victorian era iron smelting town that had it’s boom and bust and is now a State historic site and Park. Click the image below to open a photo gallery. More info in the links below the fold.

State of Michigan DNR site

Wikipedia article.

Things To Do In The UP article.

Ghost Towns site entry.

FayetteMichigan.com site.

Pure Michigan site entry and event calendar.

Located on the Garden Peninsula.

See it from the Oblique Imagery site.

Some of my photos from a previous visit and some Fayette-inspired 3D art.

Photos by yours truly and special guest photographer Grant Michael Bennett.

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These pictures rock.

To paraphrase Frank Zappa, I’m not dead, I just smell funny. Part of the reason is that I took one of my nephews on a backpacking trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The weather was kind to us, the bugs were friendly, and the views were tremendous. Without further ado, here’s a 100+ image gallery of photos from the park.

To see older photos of mine and a selection of links regarding the Lakeshore, click here.

In case you miss the link in the photo caption, here’s a short video from Mosquito Beach.

Still working through the video processing, there may be more of those on the way.

Took a side trip on the way home to the ‘ghost town’ of Fayette, which will be the subject of my next blog post.

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