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Chelsea Clock Tower

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Built by John Glazier as a water tower in 1907, the Chelsea Clock tower is one of this Michigan city’s most iconic images. It once served an industrial complex, but today has been restored and re-purposed into offices and businesses. The tower itself is eight stories tall.

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Tunnel of Trees

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This trail in the Barton Nature Area in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a tunnel of trees. Come spring it will be a tunnel of green. This image was made in late November.

Roxy

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Roxy is one of 12 sculptures featured in the Sculpture walk in Chelsea, Michigan. Created by artist John Schwarz, it is said to be made up of found objects. That included a number of discarded snow skis. Schwarz acquires the objects from “recycle center scavenging, garage sale picking, backyard engineering and happy accidents.”

Written by csanders429

December 26, 2017 at 8:44 am

Making Ripples

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The wind is making ripples in the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a bare tree branch provides contrast. The late day light turned the water into a deep shade of blue. The image was made at the Barton Nature Area on a late November Sunday afternoon.

Where the Wind Takes Him

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It was rather windy on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven, Michigan, on the day of my visit. That made for good conditions for parakiting.

I watched this guy with his kite as it took him to and fro, back and forth, all over the water not far from the beach. In time he was joined by another skier. Or are they called kiters?

Good Day to Go Sailing

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I was in South Haven, Michigan, to photograph the lighthouse which can be seen to at right at end of a long pier extending out into Lake Michigan.

The lighthouse guards the entrance to the harbor, which is a channel that makes for a good place to watch the boats come and go.

A sailboat is motoring out into the lake and will have plenty of wind in its sails once it unfurls them.

Not Quite Classic Anymore

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The era of building classic lighthouses in America is long past. There is still a need for navigational lights along major waterways, but the lights are mounted on functional poles and other structures.

Such is the case with this light at the entrance to the harbor that leads to Holland, Michigan, from Lake Michigan.

There is a traditional lighthouse on the other side of the harbor entrance that has been nicely maintained. And there is this.

In the background the skies over Lake Michigan are looking threatening and later tonight that light might be a welcome sight for some.