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The Beauty Around Us

Ever get so busy with life that you begin to forget about what matters most? It's been eight months since we moved to Elk Rapids. We've had so much fun enjoying our new surroundings...we thought it'd be entirely appropriate to share some of that with you as we catch up to our blog. What better way to do that than with a few pictures we captured over the past few month...up north:

Early morning sunrise at the cottage on Burt Lake in Indian River, MI

Sunrise over Boardman Lake, Traverse City, MI

Setting sun over Deer Lake in Charlevoix County, MI

Setting sun over Old Mission Peninsula after a rain storm, viewed from
across East Grand Traverse Bay in Elk Rapids, MI

An early morning walk on the Boardman Lake Trail, Traverse City, MI

Dusk over the Elk River, viewed from 'The Bridge'
in Elk Rapids, MI

The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI - 23 May 2016 (Shannon and I spent three beautiful days here for our anniversary)

Looking east at The Grand Hotel, returning after a long walk 

Psalm 19
Spectacular double rainbow over the farms of Northern Grand Traverse County after a storm. Mark Twain once said,
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Dream big...because God is so much bigger!
 
A gentle scene on Mackinac Island

Wishing you a safe, happy and blessed summer....Up North!