Friday, July 2, 2010

Traverse City

Tom and I drove up to Traverse City on Wednesday and came back Thursday. We were able to beat the Cherry Festival and 4th of July traffic. We drove around the Leelanau Peninsula. This is a picture of the Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor.





The following 2 pictures are of West Grand Traverse Bay.







The water is soooooooo clear and clean and the sky was almost cloudless. I think all the shades of blue could be a great inspiration for a quilt.







The Leelanau is known for its vineyards and wineries. I thought the weather vane on top of one of the wineries was very artsy.





This vineyard is located exactly on the 45th parallel. The hills covered with grapevines were gorgeous.


Northern Michigan is very populated with deer, however we didn't see any deer until we turned onto our road on the way home. There are trees lining the road and a small woods in the photo but most of the land in our neighborhood is farmland. We are more used to seeing cows on our road.



2 comments:

Linda said...

How funny that you didn't see deer until you got home. Beautiful scenery!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lake Michigan has some lovely places. It is my daughter and son-in-laws (one of anyway) favorite places to vacation.