Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hartwick Pines State Park - Grayling, MI

I really need to start visiting other Michigan State Parks! Hartwick Pines is convenient to where our log cabin is located and plus I never tire of it. Here are some recent images taken this past week.







13 comments:

Denise said...

Next year I am visiting Hartwick Pines State Park, for sure. I have never seen an Evening Grosbeak and would love to see them. Thank you for the beautiful photo's!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That looks like a fun park ... yes, I'm a big fan of state parks too. They are often more intimate and approachable than their big brothers in the National Park system. Each park seems to have something special about it, for both visitors and the local community.

Christy said...

I am in love with that water image. I hear you about visiting other places. But the nice thing about the same old haunts is that you learn all the good spots.

Deborah Godin said...

I just discovered this blog through your other birding one, have them both bookmarked already. I grew up in MI so I'm going to enjoy visiting!

Rambling Woods said...

I need to get out to some of our NY state parks..Your photos are beautiful as I scrolled down a bit..

ilex said...

For a moment, I was in a canoe on that lovely lake. I miss Up North. We didn't get there this season.

Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

Great pictures, Shelly. I love Hartwick, but I feel so sad when I go there. That lonely stand of trees--almost all that's left of hundreds of miles of virgin forest stripped clean by over-logging.

But I'm happy it's there so that we can see what virgin forest looks like. There is another virgin stand called Estivant Pines in the Keweenaw Peninsula. I think they're the only two in all of Michigan.

Darla said...

Wow! It's beautiful there. I always forget to visit your other blog. Just dropped by there and love the owl.

Nina said...

I don't blame you for visiting HPSP so often! Coincidentally, my next post is going to be about that very topic. The weather has been so good and last weekend would have been ideal for a walk through the park.

Shellmo said...

Denise - let me know when you are going to visit - I will meet ya there!

Robert - I agree w/ the state parks being more intimate. We are on a 1st name basis w/ some of the volunteers. Thank you so much for stopping by - I'll be by your blog as well!

Christy - You completely understand!

Deborah - So glad you came by! Thank you! And I will come visit you too!

Rambling - thanks so much!

Ilex - calm water does beg to be canoed or kayaked! Thanks for coming to visit!

Mona - it's amazing to think what it might've looked like back in the day....sigh!

Darla - you're one of my fave visitors - thank you!!

Nina - looking forward to your post!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Ohhhh, wow! These are beautiful especially the deep blue of the water. It looks like glass. :-)

Jessica said...

Those trails look familiar even without the snow when I saw them.

Melissa Weisbard said...

These photos are just so beautiful. They really speak to my heart.