Snow Globe Days on Mackinac Island 1/21/16

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

From high above Fort Street and Trinity Church, Mackinac resembles an icy snow globe.

Someone called a taxi!

Someone called a taxi!

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Lots of ice on the island this week – creating beautiful icy art everywhere!

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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.

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) . . .

From the Mackinac Island Public Library (I’m guessing Anne St. Onge is behind the camera).

. . . and inside that library, there's a fire burning most every day now. Winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and you can check out books or participate in all kinds of fun winter activities - like the adult coloring classes!

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!

Looking across the Grand Golf Course to town – more lacy trees!

A view of Fort Mackinac and Grand Hotel.

A view of Fort Mackinac and Grand Hotel – visions in white.

The east side of town - so beautiful it makes my eyes ache.

The east side of town – so beautiful it makes my eyes ache.

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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.

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.

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!

Precious twins!

Precious twins!

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?

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Simple! Tuck them both into a sleigh pulled behind a snowmobile . . .

. . . and catch the first ferry off the island! I just bet these two were surrounded by

. . . 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!

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21 thoughts on “Snow Globe Days on Mackinac Island 1/21/16

  1. Oh My!! As cold as it looks, I love the island pictures! The sunrise pictures have been spectacular and of course the horses are always some of my favorite.
    The twins are so adorable, especially in the back of the snowmobile and on the ferry. Too cute!! Love their names. 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures. We have snow here too but somehow it looks better on Mackinac Island! Oh my gosh! The twins are adorable and I promise I won’t complain about putting our grandbabies in their car seats anymore!

  3. To cousin Tracy and family, they are so beautiful. Hoping to get to the Island to see them before they get to old. One of your Ohio cousins, Patty and all the kids.

  4. What a fun blog today! I’m like you, each day I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous winter photos of the island. My wallpaper on my iPad changes daily. Now, those twins are adorable and so cute all snuggled up ready for their trek off the island. Thanks for sharing those special pictures!!

  5. Gorgeous pictures! Thank you to all the contributors! The twins are just too cute! How lucky to be able to grown up on Mackinac Island.

  6. Thank you! This time of the year, although my body aches for warmth, my heart longs for a trip to Mackinac ♡
    Beautiful babies 🙂
    Gail

  7. Oh, these pictures make me hungry to be on Mackinac! Especially love the first photo by Mr. Bloswick. I used to love the fog in the spring, too. Can’t thank you enough for these pictures! And those twins are beautiful. Were they the ones born on the island? Or somewhere other than where they expected to have them. . . .

    • Barbara, I think you’re thinking about Shelbie Mosley’s baby boy, Jase, who was born 6 weeks prematurely at the island medical center before Christmas. Jase and his mom are both healthy and happy and doing great. Jase is another baby who was born to a life-long island family. I’ll see if I can get a pic to put up on next blog.

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      • Thanks, Brenda! I just can’t imagine being pregnant on the island. That would be another whole big set of worries than normal!

  8. Thanks for sharing the photos of beautiful Island, horses and little ones! We have only been to the Island twice and both times we missed the library. Guess we will have to go back! Question: Will there be an ice bridge this winter?

  9. Awww, the new littles make me think of the mom of one of my piano students. She had been a teacher and was two weeks till her first teaching job down here in lower MI when she visited Mackinac for the first time. She just happened to meet the principal of the island school and got to chatting and they were in dire need of a new teacher at that time. She already knew she would give anything to live on the island someday and to have that job but felt resigning from a current position 2 wks before school starting wasn’t the proper thing to do, so she turned down the offer. And she’s regretted that decision the rest of her life. I guess the opportunity just never came around again. What an idyllic little life those new littles will get to have!

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