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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blue Water, Blue Wind


Marquette harbor

Today was our first day of hiking, and it was awesome! We started on the south side of Marquette, and most of the day was urban trail through town, right along Lake Superior. This was our view from the Welcome Center as we left this morning. After the really hot days of the early part of the week, 75 degrees and a stiff, cool breeze off the lake felt delightfully chilly.
Marquette house

It was really a wonderful piece of urban trail. Marie and I enjoy the "house tour," and all the flower gardens as well. This was just a typical small garden, but multiplied house after house after house added up to lots of pretty plants.
Marquette park

Here is one of the park spaces to be found along the trail. The bell tower is a memorial for Sept 11. I had to discipline myself to not post a huge pile of pictures, but tried to give you a feel for the day. When we left the urban area, we hiked the rest of the day along the Dead River, which as you can see, is not dead at all!
Dead River

Finally, we just thought this house expressed a nice sentiment for the day with its silly grin.
face on house


Julia said...

Your last photo is wonderful! Loved it. It brought a big smile to my face. Thanks.

Auntie E said...

Oh those Lilac.... I bet the smell just breath taking! I love that smell, bring back memories of my youth!.

tmarsik said...

Have fun in the UP! Remember - have some Jilbert's ice cream!

Secondary Roads said...

You are right. That is one silly lop-sided grin. And what about those eye brows?

betchai said...

beautiful and peaceful pics Sharkbytes, wishing you more as you continue to hike.

Ann said...

Looks like a great day. Love that house with the grin.

Duxbury Ramblers said...

I have already got itchy feet - as we pass our lilac this morning I will be reminded of this post.

Loritenor@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful hiking...love the photos and can smell the flowers...

Christina said...

Photos are really great.. its always nice to be close to nature and wonder its beauty..

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