There wasn’t a lot of news coming off the island this week, but there sure were a lot of photographs! I’m going to share those with you today, so settle back and transport yourself into the wintry wonderland that was Mackinac Island this week!
A beautiful Nativity Scene at Metivier Inn . . . “all is calm, all is quiet”. (Photo: Nicole Doud)
I love this! Frosty the Snowman is glowing happily at Chambers Corner! (Photo: Nicole Doud)
Every year the Chambers Corner decorations become more and more festive. Loving Santa in his recliner! (Photo: Nicole Doud)
After a few days without snow, a flurry arrived on December 9. Nicole Doud captured this scene of wildly dancing snowflakes from the corner of Market and Cadotte.
Our friend, Jeff Peterson, spent a few days on the Island last week and captured our condo wearing a blanket of snow. Teeedddd! I think we need to go north for New Year’s Eve!
Snowmobile ride! (Photo: Jeff Peterson)
Looks like the day was gray, but Jeff sure managed to have a lot of fun skimming over the snow-covered lanes.
On the way to British Landing on the coastline road – each evergreen perfectly decorated with snow. (Photo: Jeff Peterson)
Now this looks COLD! (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
Quite a few bikes parked across the street from Doud’s Market! (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
This is what the Island is supposed to look like in winter – and the islanders are sure enjoying it! (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
The steps leading up to the Activity Center at Mission Point Resort. (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
With the awning off, the lodge building at Mission Point looks a little different. A few rooms at Mission Point will be open for the New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
Red berries against pristine white snow. (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
The wedding gazebo at Mission Point looks very lonely and cold right now. (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
Bicycles stand parked in the snow – awaiting the arrival of their owners on the ferry. (Photo: Mission Point Resort)
With water levels so low in the Great Lakes, Shepler’s spent one day last week doing some dredging at their ferry dock at the Island and in Mackinaw City. (Photo: Shepler Ferry)
Robert McGreevy captured perfectly the brilliant blue of Lake Huron just on the verge of “making ice”. Just look at that perfect reflection of the Main Street buildings!
A wrap-around view of Chambers Corner. (Photo: Greg Main)
Ray Card captured this beautiful sunrise on December 11, as he drove the first dray of the day toward town . . .
. . . and Jason St. Onge, standing on the Grand Hotel porch, captured Big Ray and his team on that same morning as they headed down the hill.
Chris Ann Update
On Friday, Chris Ann and Burton made the trip further north to their precious cottage on the banks of Lake Michigan at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge. They are still there today, Chris Ann tucked under quilts and blankets, Burton “tinkering around” in the kitchen and keeping the fire burning brightly.
Chris Ann, before she left for Mackinaw City, with her son Bryce and granddaughter Suria.
Saturday morning’s view from the cottage window.
This afternoon friend Mary Lou Peters, one of my favorite artists, visited Chris Ann at the cottage. Mary Lou and Chris Ann have been friends for years and years, and they had a wonderful time chatting and sharing memories.
Mary Lou Peters’ watercolor of the Mackinac Island Christmas Tree.
Someone posted this pic last week on Chris Ann’s Facebook page, and I just had to include it. It shows Chris Ann and all 10 of her grandchildren last August at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City. Chris Ann quipped: “I was born on Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, so I think I was ‘holding court’ with this group!”
Don’t know at this point how long Chris Ann and Burton plan to stay in Mac City, but now that she’s there, it might take a crowbar to pry her away! Enjoy, my sweet friend . . . love you!