Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mackinac Island Flora/Fauna Trails

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Weekend

The woods of Mackinac Island pull me in, 


Along the trails of never ending 
Wild Forget Me Not's,




A Lilly of sorts? Not sure exactly 
which one this is, 


Happened upon Me Lady's Yellow Slipper's, 


I Have never in my life seen the 
Yellow Slipper's in the wild, 
these beauties are along every  trail side, Amazing!!!!



Here in southern Michigan, 
the early spring wildflowers are done,
on the island they are either 
still in bloom or just finishing, 





Forget Me Not's,




Soloman's Seal,



The discovery of an ancient 
Native burial grounds marked with 
dedication, 



This is the road where the local's say you can see 
Civil War Soldiers walking in the wood
at dusk ! 


Every private home, cottage or 
Inn has a Lilac shrub,
Of course our Lilac's here
 finished about two weeks ago, 
The Island Lac's are still in full bloom, 
for the celebration of the  Lilac Festival, 


I found a rock altar along the outer island trail,
The one on the left is my creation,
You will find these all along the island trails, 


Along the trail, looking at the 
Round Island Light House,

This is the same Romantic Island 
from the movie "Somewhere In Time"
 when Ellyse and Richard row out to it.........

Sigh.........
such a romantic Island!







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