Turning on my laptop every morning to see who has shared photographs of Mackinac has been a highlight of each day this week. Even though the cold and snowy weather was a little late arriving in northern Michigan, it is definitely Winter there now, and photographers are having a great time capturing it all for those of us not lucky enough to be there.
Clark Bloswick is one of my favorite photographers, and these next five photos are his:
From high above Fort Street and Trinity Church, Mackinac resembles an icy snow globe.
Someone called a taxi!
Lots of ice on the island this week – creating beautiful icy art everywhere!
It’s the end of the day, and horses that have worked pulling drays since morning are heading to the barn for some oats, some hay, and a nice night’s rest.
Fort Holmes, surrounded by trees so filled with ice they look as though they’re covered in the most delicate of laces.
From the Mackinac Island Public Library (I’m guessing Anne St. Onge is behind the camera).
Inside the library there’s a fire burning most every day now. Winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can check out books or participate in all kinds of fun winter activities – like the adult coloring classes!
Thanks to Tom Chambers for these next three photos!
Looking across the Grand Golf Course to town – more lacy trees!
A view of Fort Mackinac and Grand Hotel – visions in white.
The east side of town – so beautiful it makes my eyes ache.
A panoramic view of Chambers Corner from Heather May.
Bobby Lee captured hundreds of ducks lifting off as the Mighty Huron approached the island one morning this week. As you can see, there is beginning to be more and more ice in the water.
A spectacular photograph of this morning’s sunrise by Tony Boom.
I just had to share these next three photos with you. Tracy and Gabe Cowell and three of their gorgeous children- Ella, Matthew, and Kaylee – were neighbors of ours in the Village on Mackinac. On December 31, Tracy gave birth to two more gorgeous Cowell babies, Olivia and Nova!
Now the twins are almost three weeks old, and it was time to leave the island for a doctor’s appointment this week. How do you do that on Mackinac in the winter?
Simple! Tuck them both into a sleigh pulled behind a snowmobile . . .
. . . and catch the first ferry off the island! Like their brothers and sisters, Olivia and Nova will most likely attend the Mackinac Public School from Kindergarten through their Senior year. Just imagine growing up on Mackinac Island! We love this family!