Postcard from Up North

Joy is that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. ~ Monk David Steindl-Rast

(Winter twilight, as though it’s painted on Little Traverse Bay.)

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  1. Allison F. Lange on February 24, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    What a gorgeous photo!!!! Where was it taken? I can’t tell … hahahaa!!!

    • Maureen Abood on February 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      This is right along Bay street near Gardner, between Irish Boat Shop and the Harbor Master….thanks Allison…

  2. Gary saydah on February 24, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Thanks, Maureen.

    • Maureen Abood on February 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM

      And you, Gary.

  3. Paula on February 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    It is in you.

    So beautiful, Little Traverse Bay.

    • Maureen Abood on February 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM

      I thank God for the joy. It is in you too.

  4. Erin Jenkins on February 24, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Beautiful! The ducks must have cold tail feathers!

    • Maureen Abood on February 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM

      It’s a wonder they don’t freeze!

  5. Jerry Wakeen on February 24, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    I was going to ask where Little Traverse Bay was but I found it by googling it. The link below may not work, just google and zoom out. I see Mackinac Island is very near. I assume Maureen that you live in that general area…..though I am sure your other posts mentioned it one time or another….I don’t remember.

    My wife and I used to visit an Uncle, Aunt and family in Wauasu, Wisconsin. Once we went through Canada and down, stopping at Mackinac Island for a day. Great place that we would love to return to but it is now out of the way a bit. Uncle and Aunt now live in Arizona. So except for the fudge it may not be worth driving that far, off the path, from our yearly trip to Wisconsin from Maryland. And if I wait long enough Maureen will publish a few of the secret fudge recipes. I usually get paid for those bright ideas by the way! 🙂,Little+Traverse+Bay&gl=us&ei=nZNHT7iSJuX40gGu-ImaDg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDwQ8gEwAQ

    best, Jerry Wakeen

    • Jerry Wakeen on February 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      The above link works, zoom out.

    • Maureen Abood on February 24, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      Get up here, Jerry!!! It will be SO worth your while to go out of your way!! We will be awaiting your visit some day…and thank you for establishing the map of our locale. I will do that sometime in a post so it’s clear just where we are. As for the fudge recipe, great idea…that’s going to happen!!

  6. Anne Cashill on February 26, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    Ahhh Maureen. Another gorgeous photo. A photographer, a chef, a writer and a gifted vocalist. You have sooooo many gifts! Hope to see you in Naples! XX Anne

    • Maureen Abood on February 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Anne, you are wonderful. Thank you for your kind, kind words and I do hope to see you again soon!! xoxo.

  7. domenicacooks on February 26, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Whenever I need a Michigan fix I know exactly where to come. Thanks for the lovely glimpse of tranquility Up North, Maureen.

    • Maureen Abood on February 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

      I love how your affection for Michigan stays with you forever, wherever you may be. Thanks Domenica.

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