…and happy haunting!
Can you spot Harry Potter?
Look both ways before you haunt across the street!
Before the flower overload, I thought I’d post the pictures of our recent outing to Deep Ellum, Dallas’ arts & entertainment district. It was cold that day and we didn’t spend as much time there as I would have liked, but at least I got pictures of the Traveling Man Sculptures, really the main reason I wanted to go. Maybe we can go back another time to take pictures of the murals.
Waiting on a Train
Last Thursday I got to meet up at the Dallas Arboretum with a friend from Instagram, and we had a great time!
Of course that means lots and lots of flower pictures coming up, starting with this one
Unfortunately I couldn’t get any closer to these beauties because they were planted too far from the paths, and they frown upon people traipsing through the flower beds. I only had my macro lens with me, too.
Yesterday’s post concluded the series of vacation pictures. Trevor got to come along, and as you can see, he thinks vacations are absolutly exhausting (but a lot of fun!!). The stats are as follows:
10 States (Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas)
3 Diners, Drive-ins & Dives
1 blogging friend met
We were all sad to go back home to
For more of Trevors (and his cousin Stuart’s) adventures, click here or Stuart’s portrait in the side bar
There are three lighthouses in Duluth, Minnesota, and I was able to get them all into the same shot. That’s Duluth Rear Range Light in the foreground, Duluth North Pierhead Light on the left, and Duluth South Pierhead Light on the right.
At the end of the other pier in Duluth, Minnesota is Duluth South Pierhead Light, complete with “Warning: Loud Fog Horn” sign. Thankfully it was a clear, sunny day, and we didn’t have to worry about experiencing the sound of the fog horn close-up! Although Sara was worried anyway and couldn’t wait to leave!
On our way back home from Michigan we spent a night in Duluth, Minnesota, and visited some lighthouses before getting back on the road the next morning. The first lighthouse we went to was Duluth North Pierhead Light.
A little souvenir from Michigan. Had to….just can’t resist a pretty heart
A little something I found inside Ontoganon Lighthouse.
Ontoganon Light was the last lighthouse we visited in Michigan this past summer, and we almost didn’t get to see it because of rain.
We packed up that morning to slowly make our way back towards home. Ontoganon Lighthouse was a couple hours’ drive away, and thankfully the rain had stopped by the time we got there. We stopped for a view across the water first and then tried to get closer, but a little “No Trespassing” sign at the gate on the road leading to the lighthouse made us think that it’s probably better to turn around and take the official tour. I have to say that this tour was certainly worth the money (admission was very reasonable). It started at the gift shop/museum and then we all boarded a shuttle bus that took us to the lighthouse. The guide was very knowledgable and walking through each room, you were actually allowed to touch the things that were there!
Wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my best friends, who lives much too far away in Germany! ♥
During our Michigan vacation this past July, we spent a few days in Houghton, and saw some interesting buildings across the water. These turned out to be the Quincy Smelting Works…closed permanently in 1971 and now abandoned.
A couple of days later, we had to drive right past it on our way to somewhere else, and of course I talked Greg into stopping so I could take a closer look….and more pictures!
Keeweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light could be seen in the distance from the top of Portage River Light, and of course we had to make our way over there for a closer look…
Many thanks to Brian and his Photoshop skills for fixing the terrible lens distortion in this photo!
It was a loooong walk out to the lighthose…
….and an equally long walk back!
Also called Jacobsville Light. This lighthouse is privately owned, and it wasn’t clear whether or not they offered tours. One website said they did, another said they didn’t. We decided to stop anyway (and at least take some pictures) and were greeted by the owner. We asked about tours and she said that we were welcome to climb the tower and sent us to meet her husband, who was already up there, and he gave us a nice history of the lighthouse and the area.
44 feet above the ground