It's been a short while, but I'm back. I've traveled home for the holidays and have been spending time with the family, making trips between Ohio and Michigan. It is so snowy and lovely here right now and boy do I have pictures!
At just about every place, my dad runs into someone he knows. In fact, we went into the Leland bookstore and happened upon a book about Fred Petroskey, a famous Leelanau painter and my grandmother's dear friend. We opened the book, and there upon the page is a painting of my grandmother, as well as the painting of my grandfather and I that sits in my father's living room.
It was wonderful to return to this place that is so entrenched with memories from my childhood, to see familiar faces and places, and to enjoy the winter wonderland with my dad and brother.
Again, I wish I had a better camera, because my pictures don't come close to doing justice for the beauty of the area...but I will share anyway. Happy Holidays!Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore