Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dune Hike

Last night I did a solo hike in the dunes.  It was a gorgeous evening after the previous day of rain.  Because of all the rain we have had this past month or so, the vegetation in the dunes is more lush than I think I have ever seen.

Sable Lake....


In the Grand Sable Dunes looking north toward Lake Superior....


Lush vegetation in the dunes...



New growth on the evergreens is going nuts....





Monday, June 19, 2017

Massive Rain with erosion and flooding in Grand Marais, MI

I am not sure how much rain we had in Grand Marais yesterday, but it had to be multiple inches.  After I closed the museum, I drove around and captured photos of some of the flooding, sink-holes, wash-outs, and other erosion.

The intersection of Newberg Road and M77 has a sink hole....


William Hill Road where it intersects with H58 suffered a lot of wash outs ....



Carpenter Creek was raging....


Another sink hole....


Several of the sea planes that were in Grand Marais for the Splash-in  were unable to leave.




The driveway of Sunset Cabins was washed out...



Rose Hill Cemetery was flooded...
 



Sunday, June 18, 2017

First Creek Hike

Yesterday for exercise Lois Fite and I climbed up the steep bluff west of First Creek and hiked around the woods.  It was a beautiful morning!






Saturday, June 17, 2017

Falls, Beach, Fly-in, and Rainbow

Today I'll post a variety of photos I took yesterday.  First, in the morning exercise partner, Lois Fite, and I climbed up and down Sable Falls steps again our usual three times.


Looking east...


Looking west....



On a tree next to the Sable Falls steps Lois spotted all these slugs.  Weird.


Almost a dozen sea planes were already here yesterday by 2:00 p.m.  Given that there was a thunderstorm later in the afternoon, they were smart to arrive early.




After the storm passed when it was still raining, the sun popped out momentarily and gave us a rainbow!




Friday, June 16, 2017

New windows to watch a thunder storm

Yesterday I started the process to replace windows in my house, which has been needed for several years.  Lake Superior helped me celebrate by dishing up a thunderstorm.  I did not see hail at my house, but friends in town did.

Here comes the storm!


New picture window with side windows...



The photo below shows both new windows....


Rain on one of the screens....


Front window...


One of my cats is checking out the two new double hung windows....


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sable Falls

Yesterday for exercise Jamey and Lois Fite and I went up and down the steps at Sable Falls our usual three times. On the third time we treat ourselves by taking the path all the way to the Lake Superior beach.  We just beat the rain.  Although I live less than a mile from the falls, the rain drops were falling before I arrived home.



Someone made a cairn across on the other side of the river.



One of the last trilliums ....


The mouth of Sable River now is heading toward the east.


Erosion continues on the bluff...