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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Beautiful U.P.!

What is the U.P.?
It stands for Upper Peninsula.
Of Michigan, of course.

People from here are called YOOPERS (from U.P.-ers)

It is like no other place.
It is rural compared to other areas of Michigan.

It is unique, surrounded and filled with lots of water everywhere.
And trees.
And nature.
And wonderful, warm, friendly people.

Lots of Finnish, French, Italian and other cultures
that worked together in the mines and in the forests, raising generations of kids
who hold the U.P. in their heart forever.

I grew up as an Air Force brat, but my folks were from the Keweenaw Bay and L'Anse areas so we lived here many times during my childhood and I ended up
here in my adult life because I married a Yooper man and I can never be away from
Lake Superior very long without longing to come back.

Today I have autumn pictures of the U.P. (my homeland)
for you.


The mouth of the Huron River where it meets Lake Superior:
The Huron islands are straight ahead of you in the photo:


Point Abbaye overlooking Lake Superior:


Autumn mushrooms on logs:

Copper Harbor bay:
(I fell in love with the lone tree on the rocky island)

Another one of Point Abbaye:

There are so many waterfalls here. It is one of my favorite things to photograph!:


I have always loved the rocks along the Lake Superior shore and all of the jutting cliffs overlooking the shore:


I hope you can get out an embrace the wonders of Nature where you live.
They are waiting for you to come and visit....


Unknown said...

Your photos always speak to me Joan and these are coming in loud and clear.

Country Gal said...

Fantstic photos ! Looks and sounds like a lovely place ! Have a good day !

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful area and I love your shots of the waterfalls.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I can totally understand why you love this area. It is so gorgeous.Of course part of the beauty lies in the skills of the photographer.

L. D. said...

I haven't checked out your area on the map but I have a dumb question. Are the waterfalls on your rivers and are there mountains that feed the supply of water for the rivers. I don't have a clue as you can see.

TexWisGirl said...

the waters - both lake and running - are lovely.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful Joan. You know I love the UP as much as I love the rest of Michigan!

MadSnapper said...

your home is spectacular. love the mushrooms and the VIEWS, wow. i have read about the mouth of the Huron in all those westerns i gobbled up about Indians and cowboys.

Unknown said...

Your Photos are outstanding.
I know a little about U.P.My Sister lives in Wisconsin. Am I correct in my understanding that U.P. belonged to wisconsin at one time ??
I know it is rugged country, and Beautiful.

Unknown said...

A really beautiful place to visit.

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