Thursday, March 31, 2011

Qunicy Copper Mine - Sky Watch Friday

The Quincy Mine is an extensive set of copper mines located near Hancock, Michigan. The mine was owned by the Quincy Mining Company and operated between 1846 and 1945, although some activities continued through the 1970s. The Quincy Mine was known as "Old Reliable," as the Quincy Mine Company paid a dividend to investors every year from 1868 through 1920.

In order to get this photo I had to walk on a snow mobile trail. If you got off the trail packed down by the snow mobiles, the snow was about 3 feet deep. Fortunately, I am taller than 3 feet, but it would have been a challenging situation.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse - MyWorld

This pretty little light house is located on Lake Superior guarding Eagle Harbor. As you can see the lake is not completely frozen over.
To read about the history of this light house click here.
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Here It Is

Here is the picture that everybody has been asking about. The very last picture that I took before I fell. It was a on Lake Superior in the town of Munising. The Upper Peninsula is really beautiful in the winter. Perhaps someday I'll get the courage to return in the winter. In the meantime, I hope to go back in the summer.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Extreme Vacation!

There will be a short break in blogging. I fell earlier this week on the ice and broke both bones in my lower leg at the ankle joint. The doctors installed a plate and several screws to stabilize the bones. Hopefully, if I behave, I can be as good as new before long. In the meantime, I won't be able to get upstairs to my computer. The good news is that I'll have plenty of time to work on photos and learn more Photoshop on my laptop downstairs.

Stay tuned.......