Tag Archives: glen lake

glow.

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closing out the day on glen lake

 

“in extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all its own.”

-mike a. lancaster

 

 

 

glen lake, empire, michigan, usa

summer 2020

the crossing.

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word has it the littles are headed to england.

hopefully they’re back in the states

in time for the first day of school today.

“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

-rabindranath tagore

glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018

ghosts.

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littles

playing, creeping, tiptoeing

ghosts in the graveyard

scaring themselves to death

screaming, spooky, squealing, shrieking

so much fun.

“while it’s cool to think ghosts exist, i don’t want to see one.”

-dean ambrose

summer begins.

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summer begins

up north

with joyful grandie

up late

catching the sunset

in his net. 

 

“summertime is a period for youthful explorations,

a joyful time when we learn lessons

without grand expectations or harsh consequences.” 

-kilroy j. oldster

 

 

sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore, glen lake, empire, michigan, usa

return.

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and what could

possibly go wrong

or incredibly right

with 8 adults, 6 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog

and an occasional bear

all back in one place again

on beautiful glen lake?

“it’s well known that he who returns never left”
― pablo neruda

 

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The “floating Christmas tree” sits atop the water in Glen Lake. 

Drivers cruising along M-22 near Glen Arbor are being treated to a little holiday magic this year: A floating Christmas tree in Glen Lake. 

The 12-foot-tall Frasier fir is secured inside a small fishing boat anchored about 600 feet off the shore. At night the tree lights up (thanks to a timer and two solar-powered, 12-volt batteries) and appears to be magically floating atop the water.
It’s the third year in a row that Glen Arbor resident Frank Siepker Jr., who lives on the lake, has pulled off this charming and decidedly Up North-y Christmas display.  “People dress up their yards for Christmas; the lake is kind of our yard,” he said. “Everybody gets a kick out of it.”
The tree is visible along the east side of M-22; the best spot for viewing it is at the bridge that divides Glen Lake into “Big” Glen Lake and “Little” Glen Lake (a spot sometimes referred to as “the narrows”). 
Siepker said how long the tree will remain in the lake depends on the weather. If too much ice doesn’t form, the tree will stay up until New Year’s Day, at which point Siepker will put on his waders, walk out into the frigid water, and bring the display back to shore. 
In the meantime, he said the tree continues to delight his two young children — as it no doubt does many who happen to see it while driving by. 

“christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. “

-charles m. schulz

 

credits:  mlive.com, emily bingham, jeff rabidoux (photo)