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Summer's Simple Pleasures

Welcome to summer in Northern Michigan! This time, instead of writing about it, sometimes it's fun to just allow the pictures to do the 'talking'...

A really cute new-born faun we discovered near our cottage
on Burt Lake recently. We were so tempted to cuddle her...but
resisted...knowing her mother may be near -- and she was.
The bike trail from Indian River to
Topinabee, MI (the old rails-to-trails
stretch that used to be the Tuscola and
Saginaw Bay Railway).
Standing in front of Haan's 1830 Inn on
Mackinac Island during Lilac Festival this year.
Haan's 1830 Inn on Mackinac Island; we honey-mooned here
22-years ago last month...and return to the island every chance we get.
The sun had just cleared the horizon on Burt Lake over a fishing
boat that was awaiting its owner.

The grass was wet with a heavy dew amid the  long shadows of
the morning sunrise.

A fox lounging on the hill behind our home last summer.

An early, foggy morning at Duncan Bay in Cheboygan. Many of
the boaters weren't even up yet, though the aroma of fresh brewed
coffee wafting from the boats wouldn't be far away. 

This is my favorite fishing lure, having
landed many a catch in any one of
several of our Northern Michigan lakes.

"Fountain of Youth." One of our favorite photos of our
oldest son from about three years ago, fishing for trout
in June at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls
(little did I know then that my office would be just up
the road from there now).

Happy summer...Up North.

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