Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tahquamenon Falls and the Upper Peninsula

The leaves are turning yellows, oranges, with a hint of red amidst the green of the evergreens. I drove up to the Upper Peninsula called UP around here the other day to the Tahquamenon Falls State Park since I wanted to see the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls. They were stunning but the trip was a bit of a rush despite it being a stunning drive visually. The sun was shining, there was a slight wind which was warm and I realised that life was good. I found out from surfing on the web that the Tahquamenon Falls was considered an easy drive along M-23 since it offers a loop from Highway M-28 through Paradise, past Tahquamenon Falls, through Newberry and back on the M-28. It was worth the visit and I think that I'm going to do it again this weekend but take it slowly, not rush and visit either Newberry or Paradise! I noticed that apparantly Paradise is considered according to its website the Wild Blueberry Capital of Michigan. Mmm..maybe I can buy some and make some more blueberry jam for the winter!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall is in the air but much fun awaits

Fall is in the air...the temperatures are gradually falling. The lake is still beautiful but every day when I wake up I wonder when I'll start to see mist ..so its only a matter of time. Otherwise its apple picking time and it means that I'm busy making applesauce and apple butter in vast quantities both for myself and for friends and family. But the Fall is also a time of new beginnings...the school year started some time ago. ..but nevertheless there's much to do outside such as the downtown art walk in Traverse City, the Insideout Exhibition on Mackinac Island  which takes place between 14th and 20th September, and I'm looking forward to visiting the Mynorth Farmers Markets over the next two weeks.