Photo a Day Challenge

Upper Michigan

Your Smiling Face

Your Smiling Face

We survived and thoroughly enjoyed our waterfalls trek.

I Can’t Forget


Another park.  More stairs  Sable Falls, Pictures Rocks National Lakeshore.

My Eyes Adored You


After the stairs,  the Upper Tahquamenon Falls .

Something Stupid

Something Stuipid

More stairs and the sound of rushing waters increased.   We descended knowing full well that this trek needed to be a round trip. Escalators would have been nice.

Singing Waterfalls

Singing Waterfalls

Lower Tahquamenon Falls.



Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Lower Tahquamenon Falls.

Wasn’t That A Party

Wasn't That A Party

Huge trout enjoyed the spring waters of Kitch-iti-kipi.

Blues Run The Game

Blues Run The Game

The bright blue spring water turned emerald.

Gentle On My Mind

Gentle On My Mind

The quiet spring-fed mirror-like lake provided for a gentle excursion.

Memories Are Made Of This

Memories Are Made Of This

Self operated observation raft over Kitch-iti-kipi in Palms Book State Park, Upper Michigan.

Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

Can't Get It Out Of My Head

Golden leaves covered the forest floor in the unique Palms Book State Park.

Autumn Almanac

Autumn Almanac

A scene for the book.  Upper Michigan.

Forever Autumn

Forever Autumn

Upper Michigan

I Can See For Miles

I Can See Forever

Lake Michigan seen from the Upper Peninsula.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good The Bad The Ugly

Although the laborers’ homes look quite good today, they were located in what was considered the bad part of town because open sewage ditches ran through their yards.



The old buildings were quite musty.

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

It Doesn't Matter Anymore

The Jackson Iron Co. ceased operations in 1891 when the charcoal iron market began to decline.  Economically, the site has little value.  Historically, the site is an invaluable treasure.

I’m On Fire

I'm On Fire

Sun-lit from the rear, one can imagine the blast furnace ablaze among the ruins.

September Grass

September Grass

Green grass and a blue sky sets off the twin blast furnaces of the Jackson Iron Co. which produced more than a quarter of a million tons of iron during the last few decades of the 19th century.  The historic industrial community is located in Fayette Historical State Park on the southern side of the Upper Peninsula on Big Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan.