When I moved from Michigan to California many long years ago, one of the things I missed was green-ness. Now I remember why.
Lake Michigan from Lakeshore RV Campground in St. Ignace above the bridge. I’ll be staying there again in the upcoming months.
So much beautiful green here! Wide expanses of green lawns, backed by trees in endless variations of green, from the bright new spring foliage just leafing out, to the deep dark greens of pine forests.
A Maple tree decked out in her spring green finery.
A forest trail.
For me, green is a peaceful and restful color, and my eyes relax when I focus on it. That’s just one of the reasons I love trees…
The Mackinac Bridge was built when I was a child. It’s 5 miles long. I’m excited to see it again.
The Mackinac Bridge on a moody, gray day. FYI…some places/things here are spelled Mackinac, like the Bridge, and some are spelled Mackinaw, like the city. They are all pronounced the same and end with the ‘awe’ sound and never the ‘ack’ sound.
Crossing the bridge Friday morning is exhilarating for me. I roll all the windows down and breath the cool, fresh blue air as we cross the Straits of Mackinac….the huge expanses of very deep, very blue water where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together.
We drive down the east side of the state, and stop for a dip in Lake Huron.
Burrrr….not me of course, but Joy and Shiloh love it.
We arrive at Marie and Ray’s home as the Memorial Day week-end starts. Marie and I go way back to about age 15, when we became besties in high school here in Michigan. We lost track of each other for quite a few years and reconnected when we were both living in California. Since then we’ve been in constant contact, with phone, email and some visits. When we sit down to talk on Friday evening it’s as though we’ve never been apart.
Ray tucks WS into a nice cozy spot beside their garage.
Out exploring on Saturday we see this….
A tall ship on Lake Huron.
Later we celebrare our reunion. 🙂🙂
With my signature Margritas.
So now we are in here in Tawas City for awhile, soaking up the green….and the blue of Lake Huron…and some rain too…no shortage of water in these parts. Lots of blue sky’s are forecast for the days ahead though. Looking forward to some fun times and simple pleasures….
Did you know that the Apple Blossom is Michigans state flower? The Apple trees are in full bloom right now.