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Friday, January 13, 2017

Pictured Rocks - Five on Friday

It's Friday and time to join with Amy over at Love Made My Home. Amy's been having really tough times lately and I want to thank her so much for continuing on with Five on Friday.

Winter is starting to get me down a little. I want some sunshine! I'm tired of things being dull and cold and grey. Thinking of sunshine has me thinking of Summer adventures and things to come. I'm missing my daughter a bit and already planning on when to go visit her - an adventure in itself as I haven't ever been on an American train.

Anyway, this Five on Friday I thought I'd share some photos from one of my favourite places in Michigan (so far lol). Pictured Rocks and five facts.

It's a National Lakeshore up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is 42 miles long.



It gets its name from the 15 miles of sandstone rocks northeast of Munising.


The cliffs are up to 200 feet above sea level.


They have been naturally sculptured into shallow caves


and arches


This one is called Indian Head

and this one is Chapel Rock. It is my favourite. The tree on the rock is only alive as its roots stretch over to the mainland and are supported there. Last time we were up there we hiked up to the rock to see it from the mainland instead of by lake - that's an adventure to share another Friday!

The US congress made Pictured Rocks the first National Lakeshore in the states in 1966.


It's a really beautiful place to visit. The first time we were up there was one year when my Mum came to visit. As well as the beautiful lakeshore the area around boasts sixteen different waterfalls to explore! Some are accessible on the roadside others require a hike. We've seen most of them now - another story for another day!

Just looking at the sunshine and the blue lake waters make me feel a little brighter! Hope you do too!


20 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! Your lovely photos full of sunshine are such a contrast to the snow and wind we have here today:)

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  2. Beautiful! Certainly makes me want to visit the area. I especially love all the blue in the photos as well as the green trees.

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  3. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for taking me on a trip via your blog. The colors in the rock cliffs are beautiful and your photos truly take me there via the internet. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. What an amazingly beautiful place. The sandstone in the first photos looks like an abstract painting. It's good to remember the days of summer during these dull winter times. Happy Weekend.

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  5. Such a joy to visit, such beautiful photos makes me think of holidays and the summer ahead.

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  6. That looks stunning. Gorgeous colours.

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  7. Wow these are gorgeous photos of the amazing rock formations! I'd just love to feel that sunshine about now!

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  8. It's been YEARS since I've been to Michigan. And I have NEVER seen these. I'm sure glad you shared it all...in all its beauty! Wow.

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  9. Oh, this is such a beautiful place! Lovely to see the beautiful rock cliffs and the water is an amazing color. The tree with the roots on the mainland is wonderful. Thanks for sharing! xx Karen

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  10. Oh, that is an amazing place, breathtaking.

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  11. What an amazing place! I was fascinated to read about the tree on the rock! Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Oh how lovely to see during the cold snowy winter! The rocks are incredible aren't they, it is amazing to see how nature sculpts them.

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful ! I feel like you I am so fed up of winter, it seems to me that I won't recognize a blue sky and sunshine anymore ! Still two other months to wait !

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  14. This looks like the most beautiful place to visit. I can imagine having a summer cabin there and by happy all summer. It is sunny here in Glasgow, much appreciated after the gloom of the past few days. Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. thanks for the January lift. Winter does get trying now and then. Your photos make me want to visit.

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  16. I will agree with you, the shoreline of Lake Superior is beautiful. I have been along the Wisconsin side - both in Summer and Winter. If the ice is thick enough, you can explore the "ice caves" - we did this a few years back - super cool!

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  17. I will agree with you, the shoreline of Lake Superior is beautiful. I have been along the Wisconsin side - both in Summer and Winter. If the ice is thick enough, you can explore the "ice caves" - we did this a few years back - super cool!

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  18. It certainly looks beautiful. I know so little about Michigan, just went to a wedding in Detroit once many years ago.

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  19. What a beautiful place, such glorious colours and shapes, definitely looks a great place to visit. I bet your Mum loved it there.

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  20. I really, really love your pictures! Those cliffs in the first photos look impossible. x

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