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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Traverse City in winter......................

sometimes I see the most remarkable pictures on our local websites.(These pictures courtesy of the Glen Arbor website and the Traverse City one) This is my town in winter. A few things people do when it snows..........



This is a place of wonderful natural beauty. No point in looking at the town really,its a town like any other. Maybe more peaceful than most, but that is changing. Its growing and with that comes all the other stuff.
Here is the lighthouse out on the Peninsula all done up for Christmas

Point Betsy looks a little bleak.

I don't know why but I love this picture


The beaches are clear of people and if the roads are oK its wonderful to walk along them.


If the roads are not good. Well we stay home

So you wonder why the power goes out? Actually, here in town it seldom does. The trees sometimes come down because some trees are really old.


We are one of the top 10 destinations for winter sports. This is the VASA race.


Downtown in winter is pretty


Bummer.......our quiet town is busy all year now thanks to Good Morning America we are not the top destination for summer and so the "fudgies" dont go home anymore. Good for local business and thats why we need snow whether I want it or not. It is pretty............but......sigh!!!!!!

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Magic Love Crow said...

Great photos!!! Beautiful place to live ;o) Sorry it's so busy all the time! I love the forest picture too! What are fudgies?

Bluebell Woods said...

haha, well the pictures come from the local web site, I try to stay inside in winter. Fudgies are what tourists are called. We have an amazing fudge shop and everyone goes home with some Doug Murdocks fudge,,,,,,,so they are known fondly as fudgies

Black Jack's Carol said...

This is a beautiful post! I lived for 10 years in a small Quebec town in the Laurentian Mountains where ski hills and summer cottages keep the tourist industry booming. Your explanation of "Fudgies" made me smile. I hope you are safe and warm and that the snow will soon give way to beautiful summer vistas.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! Stunning beauty!

Barb said...

A lovely landscape. No wonder people visit.