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Crystal River: D-163 Autumn Splendor: G-209 'Inspiration Point' Arcadia: O-326 Gateway to Frankfort: P-338 Solitude: B-134 Up the Sleeping Bear: R-383

Crystal River

 

Autumn Splendor

 

"Inspiration Point"
Arcadia

 

Gateway to
Frankfort

 

Solitude

 

Up the Sleeping Bear

Frog on a Lily Pad: X-491

Wild Blue Iris: F-198

Cherry Orchard: N-305

Sharing Lunch: V-460

Betsie Valley Trail: Y-504

Down the Manistee: O-322

Frog on a Lily Pad

 

Wild Blue Iris

 

Cherry Orchard

 

Sharing Lunch

 

Betsie Valley Trail

 

Down the Manistee

Breaking Wave Over Frankfort Light: G-225

Historic Point Betsie Light: P-336

Flying High Over Lake Michigan: L-280

Northern Exposure: G-212

Breaking Wave Over Frankfort Light

Historic Point Betsie Light

Flying High Over Lake Michigan

Northern Exposure

The Split Rail Fence: X-479

Lake Michigan Sunset: D-156

Frankfort Light in the Fog: J-558

Painted Turtle: Q-358

The Split Rail Fence

Lake Michigan Sunset

Frankfort Light in the Fog

Painted Turtle

Cherry Country: B-126

Surf & Stones: D-170

Bear Lake: N-309

Carter Creek: F-194

Break of Dawn: T-415

Autumn Foliage: K-257

Cherry Country

Surf & Stones

Bear Lake

Carter Creek

Break of Dawn

Autumn Foliage

Having a Good Time: J-559

Birch and Spruce: A-118

Canoeing on the Crystal River: Z-526

Shifting Sand Dune: S-391

Summer Colors: O-327

Autumn Sunset: T-417

Having a Good Time

Birch and Spruce

Canoeing on the Crystal River

Shifting Sand Dune

Summer Colors
(Gaillardia)

Autumn Sunset

Summer Contemplation: Z-518

Solar Display: H-237

North Bar Lake: U-432

A Day to Remember: F-203

Summer Contemplation

Solar Display

North Bar Lake

A Day to Remember

Elberta Beach: Z-524

Dame's Rocket: N-312

Empire Bluffs Boardwalk - Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore: S-397

At Anchor on Betsie Bay: O-325

Elberta Beach

Dame's Rocket

Empire Bluffs Boardwalk - Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore

At Anchor on Betsie Bay

Arrival of Spring: X-486

Fishing at Homestead Dam: P-350

Pileated Woodpecker: B-136

Hundreds of Trilliums: W-461

Hidden Lilacs: X-484

Ready to Pick: S-400

Arrival of Spring

Fishing at Homestead Dam

Pileated
Woodpecker

Hundreds of Trilliums

Hidden Lilacs

Ready to Pick

Platte River near Honor: C-140

A Winter Morning: Q-370

Patience: D-171

Three Curious White Tails: F-202

Autumn in the North: M-282

Casting for Bass: A-102

Platte River near Honor

A Winter Morning

Patience

Three Curious White Tails

Autumn in the North

Casting for Bass

Storm Over Point Betsie: D-164

Spring in Benzie County: W-462

Crystal Lake Sunrise: G-213

Autumn on Loon Lake: Y-503

Storm Over Point Betsie

Spring in Benzie County

Crystal Lake Sunrise

Autumn on Loon Lake

Perch Fishing in Beulah: N-314

Holiday Lights in Frankfort: M-281

Lake Ann: P-340

The Lower Betsie: O-321

Perch Fishing in Beulah

Holiday Lights in Frankfort

Lake Ann

The Lower Betsie

Cloud Reflection: L-264

Red & Gold: M-286

Exploring Crystal Lake Outlet: T-421

The Red Schoolhouse: P-349

Flowers of Late Summer: T-419

Rising Mist: E-187

Cloud Reflection

Red & Gold

Exploring Crystal Lake Outlet

The Red Schoolhouse

Flowers of Late Summer

Rising Mist

The Trail to Empire Bluffs: P-339

Betsie River: B-133

Crystal Lake Sunset: B-128

Point Betsie Light Deep in Winter: S-402

View of the Day Farm from Stocking Drive: Q-365

Edible Berries: M-287

The Trail to
Empire Bluffs

Betsie River

Crystal Lake Sunset

Point Betsie Light Deep in Winter

View of the Day Farm from Stocking Drive

Edible Berries

Benzie County Road #677: B-121

M-22 Scenic Lookout: P-343

Me and My Shadow: S-393

Benzie County White Tails: P-347

Benzie County Road #677

 

M-22 Scenic Lookout

 

Me and My Shadow

Benzie County White Tails

Let's Go Fishing: T-416

Frankfort Light and a West Wind: S-395

The Cabin: C-138

Western Sky: J-562

Let's Go Fishing

Frankfort Light
and a West Wind

The Cabin

Western Sky

South Manitou Light: H-229

Flyfishing on the Betsie: M-296

Trolling for Lake Trout: F-197

Three Raccoons: B-131

Pleasant Interlude: D-159

Benzie County in May: P-335

South Manitou Light

 

Flyfishing on the Betsie

 

Trolling for Lake Trout

 

Three Raccoons

 

Pleasant Interlude

Benzie County in May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break Time: O-332

 

The Big Manistee: L-266

 

Autumn Colors: Z-531

 

Spring on the Platte: W-465

 

Winter on Glen Lake: F-208

Spring Arrives on Green Lake: S-392

Break Time

 

The Big Manistee

 

Autumn Colors

 

Spring on the Platte

 

Winter on
Glen Lake

Spring Arrives on Green Lake

Morning Mist: L-269

The Salmon Run: L-267

Lake Michigan Shoreline in Winter: R-380

A Perfect Formation: S-399

Morning Mist

The Salmon Run

Lake Michigan Shoreline
in Winter

A Perfect Formation

Winter Along Ellis Creek: R-382

 

Canadian Geese: H-234

 

Windsurfing on Lake Michigan: K-247

M-22 North of Arcadia: Q-357

Winter Along Ellis Creek

 

Canadian Geese

 

Windsurfing on Lake Michigan

M-22 North of Arcadia

Day Is Done: K-246

Shalda Creek: U-414

Lake Michigan north of Frankfort: S-404

Winter in Northern Michigan: V-454

The Nature Hike: M-290

Herring Conservation Area: A-110

Day Is Done

 

Shalda Creek

 

Lake Michigan North of Frankfort

 

Winter in Benzie County

 

The Nature Hike

Herring Conservation Area

Buried Forest: K-253

Beachcombers: O-319

Wild Poppies: G-222

Early Snow: U-433

Schooner Malabar: J-564

Morning Fog: W-463

Buried Forest

Beachcombers

Wild Poppies

Early Snow

Schooner Malabar

Morning Fog

Swans on the Platte: B-127

Memorable Sunset: F-191

Trail Crossing Over The Betsie: Y-501

Sunset over Frankfort Breakwater: V-457

Swans on the Platte

Memorable Sunset

 

Trail Crossing Over The Betsie

Sunset over Frankfort Breakwater

       

At Anchor: R-375

 

Lake Arcadia: F-196

 

Hidden Pond: M-288

Summer on Bass Lake: R-373

At Anchor

 

Lake Arcadia

 

Hidden Pond

Summer on Bass Lake

Beach Walk: B-125

Fall Colors: J-565

Heavy Surf at Esch Beach: H-231

Lady Slipper & Fern: D-165

Crystal Mountain Ski Area: P-352

New Fallen Snow: T-422

Beach Walk

 

Fall Colors

 

Heavy Surf at Esch Beach

 

Lady Slipper & Fern

 

Crystal Mountain
Ski Area

New Fallen Snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past History: E-178

 

Ox-eye Daisy: A-116

 

Canoeing on the Platte: G-216

 

Leelanau Narrows: F-264

 

Birch and Maple: C-139

Early Spring: E-185

Past History

 

Ox-eye Daisy

 

Canoeing on the Platte

 

Leelanau Narrows

 

Birch and Maple

Early Spring

Lake Michigan at Frankfort: G-224

Autumn on Bass Lake: C-143

Sunrise: B-120

Sailing on Crystal Lake: J-563

Lake Michigan at Frankfort

 

Autumn on Bass Lake

 

Sunrise

Sailing on Crystal Lake

 

 

 

 

Blue Heron: A-112

 

Apple Blossoms: B-119

 

First Snowfall: D-167

Lake Michigan at Empire: T-418

Blue Heron

 

Apple Blossoms

 

First Snowfall

Lake Michigan at Empire

Winter in Northern Michigan: D-155

At Day's End: A-113

Frankfort Light: D-160

Mute Swan: N-300

Winter Berries: G-217

Summertime: F-195

Winter in
Northern Michigan

 

At Day's End

 

Frankfort Light

 

Mute Swan

 

Winter Berries

Summertime

The Homestead: K-248

Empire Bluffs: B-124

Cardinal Flower: R-378

Dinner Time: O-320

Frankfort Windstorm: K-260

Interlochen Wishing Well: V-455

The Homestead

Empire Bluffs

Cardinal Flower

Dinner Time

Frankfort Windstorm

Interlochen Wishing Well

Total Relaxation: O-323

Harebell: K-249

Surf Casting on Platte Bay: K-259

Spring on the Betsie: F-206

Total Relaxation

 

Harebell

 

Surf Casting on Platte Bay

Spring on the Betsie

 

 

 

 

Black-capped Chickadee: C-142

 

Tug on Betsie Bay: A-107

 

Old Mission Peninsula: P-342

South of Point Betsie: I-540

Black-capped Chickadee

 

Tug on Betsie Bay

 

Old Mission Peninsula

South of Point Betsie

Return to Port: U-436

A Day on the Snowshoes: C-151

Bloodroot: M-297

A Morning Run: I-539

Tall Timber: H-227

The Betsie Valley Trail in Autumn: I-537

Return to Port

 

A Day on the Snowshoes

 

Bloodroot

 

A Morning Run

 

Tall Timber

The Betsie Valley Trail in Autumn

Minnow Search: E-190

Skipping Stones: W-472

Wild Sweet Pea: I-536

Waiting for a Strike: M-289

Marsh Marigolds: B-130

Winter on the Crystal River: J-555

Minnow Search

Skipping Stones

Wild Sweet Pea

Waiting for a Strike

Marsh Marigolds

Winter on the Crystal River

Crystal Lake: O-324

Windswept: O-333

Northern Michigan Summer Morning: K-255

Autumn Along #677: P-346

Crystal Lake

 

Windswept

 

Northern Michigan Summer Morning

Autumn Along #677

 

 

 

 

Hepatica: N-302

 

Interlochen Concert: N-304

 

Leland's Historic Fishtown: L-270

Visiting Fawn: O-331

Hepatica

 

Interlochen Concert

 

Leland's Historic Fishtown

Visiting Fawn

Autumn Vista: A-106

Frankfort's Waterfront: L-278

Country Road: C-150

Loon Lake: K-251

'Tom' Turkey: N-315

The Sleeping Bear Dune: E-183

Autumn Vista

Frankfort's Waterfront

Country Road

Loon Lake

"Tom" Turkey

The Sleeping Bear Dune

Morning Frost: I-542

Frankfort Breakwater: Q-364

Portage Lake in Winter: E-181

February Morning: S-403

Canoeing the Pine: B-122

Spring Awakens: H-230

Morning Frost

Frankfort Breakwater

Portage Lake in Winter

February Morning

Canoeing the Pine

Spring Awakens

Reflection: K-252

'City of Milwaukee' Car Ferry, Frankfort, MI: F-193

Frankfort Sunset: L-271

Two Red Leaves: H-238

Reflection

 

"City of Milwaukee"

 

Frankfort Sunset

Two Red Leaves

Trillium and Trout Lily: C-137

Lake Michigan at Point Betsie: E-182

Water Lilies: A-105

Cycling Crystal Lake: T-420

Trillium and Trout Lily

Lake Michigan
at Point Betsie

Water Lilies

Cycling Crystal Lake

Platte Bay: G-210

Tall Ships on Traverse Bay: J-561

Highway M-115: L-279

After the Blizzard: A-109

Spring on the PlatteĘRiver: R-388

Ransom Lake: J-553

Platte Bay

Tall Ships on Traverse Bay

Highway M-115

After the Blizzard

Spring on the Platte River

Ransom Lake

Unexpected Snowfall: J-551

Skiing the Lakeshore: N-303

North Country Trail: Y-512

Columbine: D-162

Nature's Artwork: Z-525

Cowslip: E-179

Unexpected Snowfall

Skiing the Lakeshore

North Country Trail

Columbine

Nature's Artwork

Cowslip

Dunes Overlook: G-220

Climbing the Dunes: H-242

Down Sleeping Bear Dunes: N-313

Autumn in Benzie County : D-161

Dunes Overlook

 

Climbing the Dunes

 

Down Sleeping Bear Dunes

Autumn in Benzie County

         

Friendly Shark: C-145

  Lake Shore: A-103  

Wild Rose: H-228

Duck on a Rock: F-192

Friendly Shark

 

Lake Shore

 

Wild Rose

Duck on a Rock

The Old Barn: C-141

Last Light on Crystal Lake: L-268

Family Outing: H-239

Iceboating on Crystal Lake: K-262

Wild Bloodroot: N-308

At Summer's End: E-184

The Old Barn

 

Last Light on Crystal Lake

 

Family Outing

 

Iceboating on Crystal Lake

 

Wild Bloodroot

At Summer's End

Autumn on the Betsie Valley Trail: D-158

Para-Surfing on Lake Michigan: O-318

Reflections Along Deadstream Road: L-263

A Colorful Fence Post: V-456

Monarch Butterfly: W-464

Autumn Flowers: P-337

Autumn on the Betsie Valley Trail

Para-Surfing on Lake Michigan

Reflections Along Deadstream Road

A Colorful Fence Post

Monarch Butterfly

Autumn Flowers

Quality Time: G-214

Beach Grass: N-306

Mallard in Flight: D-166

Otter Creek: I-550

Quality Time

Beach Grass

Mallard in Flight

Otter Creek

River Road: L-265

Winter at Point Betsie: M-285

Frankfort's South Breakwater Light: N-310

Spring Time Blossoms: F-207

River Road

Winter at Point Betsie

Frankfort's South Breakwater Light

Spring Time Blossoms

Single Trillium: L-273

Frankfort Light on a Winter Day: J-556

Autumn on the Boardman: O-329

A Winter Sunset: A-104

Friendly Woodpeckers: M-294

Fishing the Betsie: R-386

Single Trillium

Frankfort Light on a Winter Day

Autumn on the Boardman

A Winter Sunset

Friendly Woodpeckers

Fishing the Betsie

Some Skill Required: N-316

Sutter Road: N-311

Hummingbird: M-284

Time Well Spent: A-108

Indian Trail: D-157

Ice Fishing on Crystal Lake: R-381

Some Skill Required

Sutter Road

Hummingbird

Time Well Spent

Indian Trail

Ice Fishing on Crystal Lake

Dwarf Sunflowers: H-235

Trillium Carpet: O-317

Spring Migration: N-299

New Fallen Snow: G-215

Dwarf Sunflowers

Trillium Carpet

Spring Migration

New Fallen Snow

Autumn on the Betsie: K-254

Tranquility: S-390

Summer at Point Betsie: T-413

Daybreak: U-437

Autumn on the Betsie

Tranquility

Summer at Point Betsie

Daybreak

Waiting for a Strike: M-298

Time Well Spent: C-147

Winter on the Betsie: S-398

Memorable Winter Sunset: R-377

In Full Bloom: C-154

Waiting for Summer: H-232

Waiting for a Strike

Time Well Spent

Winter on the Betsie

Memorable Winter Sunset

In Full Bloom

Waiting for Summer

The Joys of Winter: J-552

 

Main Street Frankfort: I-538

 

Mallards at Rest: Q-359

 

Frankfort Beach: L-275   Making Snow: L-274  

A Benzie County Winter Sunset: W-470

The Joys of Winter

 

Main Street Frankfort

 

Mallards at Rest

 

Frankfort Beach

 

Making Snow

 

A Benzie County Winter Sunset

Autumn Colors 2: K-250

The Tree Farm: Q-356

Blue and Gold: E-180

The Covered Bridge: J-560

Autumn Colors 2

The Tree Farm

Blue and Gold

The Covered Bridge

Winter's Arrival: M-291

Main Street Frankfort: G-218

Winter on the Farm: R-379

Ice on Crystal Lake: K-256

Winter's Arrival

Main Street Frankfort

Winter on the Farm

Ice on Crystal Lake

The Platte Near Honor: R-385

Creek Enters Crystal Lake: C-144

Common Redpoll: J-557

Ski Trails in Sleeping Bear: Q-362

A Winter Sky: V-458

Trilliums in Profusion!: I-541

The Platte Near Honor

 

Creek Enters Crystal Lake

 

Common Redpoll

 

Ski Trails in Sleeping Bear

 

A Winter Sky

 

Trilliums in Profusion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Blossoms: M-293

 

For Peace of Mind: H-240

 

Spring in the Sleeping Bear: F-204

 

Distant View: W-466

 

Off the Beaten Path: Z-521

 

Glider over Frankfort: Q-366

Spring Blossoms

 

For Peace of Mind

 

Spring in the Sleeping Bear

 

Distant View

 

Off the Beaten Path

 

Glider over Frankfort

Morning on Betsie Bay: Q-367

Autumn in the North: S-396

Downstream on the Platte: T-414

At Anchor on Traverse Bay: U-434

Morning on Betsie Bay

Autumn in the North

Downstream on the Platte

At Anchor on Traverse Bay

Blue Sky Over White Snow: R-384

October in Leelanau County: G-219

Autumn on the Lakeshore: B-132 Overlooking Crystal Mountain: E-186

Blue Sky Over White Snow

October in Leelanau County

Autumn on the Lakeshore

Overlooking Crystal Mountain

Columbus' ship

 

The Break of Dawn: C-146

 

Windsurfing Lake Michigan: L-272

 

Lifting Fog: Q-361

 

Cycling the Betsie Valley Trail: I-543

 

Schooner Lynx Enters Frankfort: W-471

Columbus' ship "Nina" visits Frankfort

 

The Break of Dawn

 

Windsurfing Lake Michigan

 

Lifting Fog

 

Cycling the Betsie Valley Trail

 

Schooner Lynx Enters Frankfort

                   
Trailside Encounter: C-152   An Early Snowfall: L-276  

Salmon Run on the Betsie: F-201

 

Serviceberry (Shadbush): M-295

  Bald Eagle: H-241   When Day Is Done: Q-354

Trailside Encounter

 

An Early Snowfall

 

Salmon Run on the Betsie

 

Serviceberry (Shadbush)

 

Bald Eagle

 

When Day Is Done

Onekama Sunset: F-205 Waiting to Sail: G-211 Family Outing: P-353 Breaking Waves: U-435

Onekama Sunset

Waiting to Sail

Family Outing

Breaking Waves

Goodbye to Summer: E-188 Evening at Pt. Betsie Light: G-223 Frankfort Light at Sunset: D-169 Morning Has Broken: K-258

Goodbye to Summer

Evening at Pt. Betsie Light

Frankfort Light at Sunset

Morning Has Broken


Evening on Loon Lake: U-416

 

Sunset over Frankfort Light: A-101

 

Trails End Road: A-115

 

Matching Colors: C-153

 

Autumn in Benzie County: F-200

 

Frankfort's South Breakwater Light: H-233

Evening on Loon Lake

 

Sunset over Frankfort Light

 

Trails End Road

 

Matching Colors

 

Autumn in Benzie County

 

Frankfort's South Breakwater Light

 
Save Me Some: D-172                    

Save Me Some

                   

Northport Marina: H-236

Winter Comes to Frankfort: P-341

Early Morning on M-22: O-328

Swans on the Boardman: P-348

Northport Marina

Winter Comes to Frankfort

Early Morning on M-22

Swans on the Boardman

The Walk to Goose Park: G-221a

 

Distant Sail: U-431

 

Approaching Storm: L-277a

 

Betsie Valley Trail View: P-345a

The Walk to Goose Park

 

Distant Sail

 

Approaching Storm

 

Betsie Valley Trail View

           

Autumn on the Manistee: R-372

 

Winter Sunrise: V-459

 

Winter on Otter Creek: O-334

 

Morning Frost: Z-520

Autumn on the Manistee

 

Winter Sunrise

 

Winter on Otter Creek

 

Morning Frost

           

Yellow Breasted Goldfinch: Q-360

 

Fun on Lake Michigan: B-129

 

Red Berries on White Snow: A-111

 

Mid-winter at Point Betsie: F-199

Yellow Breasted Goldfinch

 

Fun on Lake Michigan

 

Red Berries on White Snow

 

Mid-winter at Point Betsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodbye to Winter: C-149

 

A Pleasant Evening: Y-502

 

A Sure Sign of Spring: X-487

 

In Full Bloom: U-413

Goodbye to Winter

 

A Pleasant Evening

 

A Sure Sign of Spring

 

In Full Bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer on Crystal Lake: R-387

 

A Gathering of Turtles: W-467

 

Downstream on the Platte: U-415

"Lake Express" visits Frankfort

 

Summer on Crystal Lake

 

A Gathering of Turtles

 

Downstream on the Platte

           

A Winter Morning: X-480

 

Crystal Lake: M-283

 

Cycling at Ransom Lake: A-114

 

Rainbow East of Arcadia: E-189

A Winter Morning

 

Crystal Lake

 

Cycling at Ransom Lake

 

Rainbow East of Arcadia

Cone Flowers: Q-363

 

Frankfort View from Elberta: P-354

 

Dune Grass: W-477

 

Morning on Crystal Lake: X-482

Cone Flowers

 

Frankfort View from Elberta

 

Dune Grass

 

Morning on Crystal Lake

Glider view over Frankfort: Q-368

 

Benzie County #606: I-544

 

Floating Leaves: M-300

 

Fun time on Otter Creek: R-371

Glider view over Frankfort

 

Benzie County #606

 

Floating Leaves

 

Fun time on Otter Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Skill: A-117

 

Blue Heron & Whitetails: S-405

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: W-473

 

Flying Skill

 

Blue Heron & Whitetails

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

 

           

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