Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Traverse Bay Lighthouse trip

     Seems like people had more time in the past for handiwork. I know things like this are dated, but it doesn't stop me from admiring them. This unconventional rock planter is at the Traverse Bay Lighthouse in Leelanau State Park just north of Northport.
     A trip to the lighthouse, built in 1858, makes for a good outing when in the Traverse City area. The stone flower bed was built by James McCormic in 1926, and it reminds me of backyard projects at northern Michigan homes. It's similar to the old bottle fences people built, but which are disappearing due to neglect. This one should be around for a while.

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