In the waters joining Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, near the bridge connecting Michigan’s lower peninsula to the upper peninsula, lies a hump-backed island named Michilimackinac by the Native Americans.
Michilimackinac, which has been shortened to Mackinac, means “place of the great turtle.”
Today the island resembles a turtle not only in shape but also in speed,
for automobiles have been banned since 1898,
transforming it into a popular vacation spot.
Whether it be a sprawling victorian mansion,
beribboned in blue,
a luscious lemon dazzler,
a lattice-covered cottage,
a sequestered balcony,
a quaint village inn,
a historic landmark,
or even the end of a walking trail,
the view from all locations is spectacular.
The surplus of horses provides ample organic fertilizer . . .
for lush . . .
lavish . . .
extravagant . . .
displays of color.
A photographer’s paradise.
But in the end, the part I enjoyed most was spending time with my family. That is the mark I left,
and the treasure I took from this trip.
No peacocks here, so this little guy will have to do. Happy day to you all.
All photos and words property of Peacock Prairie.