Lots of film to develop, but not a concurrent supply of energy after a full Monday clinic of veterans with a variety of mental health needs. Just ordered my second truckload of firewood, as the temps will be dropping to the low 20’s by the weekend and Fall will be over in the Western Upper Peninsula. Most of our snow turned into rainy slush, but that will be changing. My trip to Fayette was absolutely invigorating for both my own mental health and the sake of my creative juices. I cannot recommend this historic site enough if you are at all inclined towards the Paul Strand style of black and white photography. Ancient windows and doors abound in the historic village that has been preserved in its original state. The bay is stunning with its limestone cliffs and ancient pilings from the days when 1800’s vessels arrived to transport iron that was formed in the smelter. You can feel the voices of the past as you stroll along the shore of Lake Michigan and take in the clapboard buildings and stone remains. We in the Western Upper Peninsula often refer to this area as the “Banana Belt” of the UP, as their temps and snowfall are quite minimal compared to here, where we have Lake Superior to deliver our fierce winters.
Thinking of my new granddaughter reminded me that Eric and Genevieve picked a name that was used in my (and Eric’s) favorite Steely Dan tune from 1975, “Rose Darling” , from the album, Katy Lied. Have a listen and enjoy….