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Some of My Favorite Places

My favorite place is wherever I am…or, most often, someplace else.

Regardless, those places always include green trees, water, moderately warm temperatures, and frequently – adult beverages.

Man tasting wine in a winery

My brother, Charlie, proprietor of Victor Alexander Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA

Lake Michigan shore near Montague, MI

Lake Michigan shore near Montague, MI

Northwest Plains and Mountains

Northwest Plains and Mountains

Sunset at Orange Beach, Alabama

Sunset at Orange Beach, Alabama

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas

Wharf and Ferris Wheel at Seattle, Washington.

Wharf and Ferris Wheel at Seattle, Washington.

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Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach, Alabama the day Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida.

The day Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida, I was at Orange Beach, Alabama – just a couple miles from Florida’s westernmost border in the panhandle. The circular bands of clouds give only the barest hint of the massive scale of the storm. Winds were relatively calm in Alabama and nary a drop of rain fell all day.

 

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Winds of August on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan waves crashing into the north pier at the White Lake Channel near Montague, Michigan.

Lake Michigan waves crashing into the north pier of the White Lake Channel near Montague, Michigan is my Ooh, Shiny! entry for the WordPress weekly photo challenge.

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Windy Winter Day – Gulf Shores, Alabama

Surf at Gulf Shores, AlabamaWaves on the Gulf were 5 to 6 feet high with 20 m.p.h. winds following a very stormy night in late January. The photo was taken with my cell phone from the beach in front of the Sea-n-Suds Restaurant where we had breakfast.

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A Few Photos from the Week

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Seagulls on the Lake Michigan beach

Seagulls stake out their space on the Lake Michigan beach at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park near Muskegon, Michigan.

Sunlit Birch tree leaves in the deep dark forest at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

Birch tree reaches for the sunlight in the dense forest at the P.J. Hoffmaster State Park near Muskegon, Michigan

Wood and steel I-beam supports beneath an old railway bridge in Montague, Michigan.

Ancient wood timbers and steel I-beams support an old railway bridge over the White River at Montague, Michigan

A field of wildflowers on a cloudy day in Montague, Michigan

A field of wildflowers on a cloudy day in Montague, Michigan

An elderly couple enjoy an intimate lunch at Ferguson Park in Okemos, Michigan.

An elderly couple enjoys an intimate lunch at Ferguson Park in Okemos, Michigan.

The Red Cedar River

Hagrid’s place on the Red Cedar River

package on the front steps of a residence in Okemos, Michigan

Unsigned package delivery in Okemos, Michigan.

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Holy Place

Duck Lake, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA

With barely a hint of breeze and quiet – so quiet, you could hear normal speaking voices from shore. The combination of sound, soft light and stillness in the air made me feel as if Duck Lake, this morning, was a most holy place. On the other hand, the fish weren’t biting and I still haven’t won the lottery. So, just what does happen in holy places anyway?

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