Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Blues!

Arch Rock

I am continuing to dig into archives for the moment! The Arch Rock that looks out onto Lake Huron at Mackinac Island is a favorite photo-opp site for the tourists. We too (armed with camera) decided to pay it homage when we visited the island this June. But what fascinated me the most were the Native American legends associated with it. My favorite version: the Arch was formed when a beautiful Indian maiden's tears washed away the limestone bluff as she waited in vain for her lover to return. The romantic in me can't resist the legend :P

A little walk from the rock and one gets greeted by this vista....made more precious to me by the twin lights. Though one can't see it clearly here, the farther light, Round Island Lighthouse, now restored, is a darned pretty building.

Twin Lights on Lake Huron

I know there's been an overload of "blues" on this space lately (pun intended) but When I need to escape from the realities of life, blue is the only color that will do it for me. So there!!! And for the ones concerned, I defend my thesis in 3 days from today!!!!

Have a great weekend, all!!! :)

36 comments:

Nikon said...

Beautiful photos, Moi; I really love the lighthouses.
Blue does that to me, too :)
Good luck on the defense!

Kerri said...

The arch is pretty amazing! And I am a lover of lighthouses too. They have such mystery about them.
Best of luck with the defense!!!!

Steve Buser said...

Your making me blue. Can't wait till theme day.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Yoda said...

Mackinac looks soo inviting!

Of all the years I spent in the midwest, I didn't make it there or for that matter to Traverse city. Now, I gotta pay for airfare to see these places :-((

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi, Great shots again, therefore your name must be MOI! haha I posted some funny cows,

have a great weekend:)

bluemountainmama said...

i love legends like that, too! great shots!

3 days... wow! i just said a little prayer for you.... best of luck, moi!

Ruth said...

Counting down! These are wonderful views and photos.

Radha said...

you really do have an eye for good pictures...especially the first one...its your eye for the beauty that i like more than the camera-work.

Mike said...

Lovely arch. It reminds me of a place in the south of England.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Cool legend, indeed ;)

Blue is my favorite color.

lasiate said...

joli variation de bleu. Pour la 2 ├ža penche un peu non! le mal de mer?

photowannabe said...

I will be thinking of you on Tuesday Moi. As I said before, you are going to blow them away with your defense.
I love all the blue too. It is a soothing color.

Sand said...

absolutely beautiful photos. That arch is fantastic.

RUTH said...

The romantic in me loves that legend too; what a beautiful view through the arch. You must be feeling quite nervous but you've worked so hard and I really hope you have no problems. Will be thinking of you. The course I'm on cover Sociology, Literature and History and is intended as an access to Hgher Education (Humanities and Social Science). The aim for most students is to then go on to University....I don't think I'll be in a position to do that....but hopefully (as long as I get through it) it will prove to future employers that I'm not past it! LOL
Rx

inspired said...

looks like lovely shades of blue in my say so :]

inspired said...

Sorry "if i may say so" that should read :]

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
Would it help if you were tapping a baseball bat in your hand when you were delivering your thesis??

Love the arch picture,there must have been some tears shed to create that hole,i am fascinated by all these types of stories on how things came to be.

Moi said...

Haha Mark..I wish I could do that!!! :D

Thank you all for the wishes..:)

bluemountainmama said...

good luck tuesday, dear moi! i know you'll do great! :)

luv, blue

nazzareno said...

it is difficult to return to work after these images...

Ash said...

Awesome shot. Love the framing in the first one. Fantastic!!!

3 days more...Best of Luck. You'll do great.

Sophie said...

i came here from Bal...very nice blog..i m stuck here now!
beautiful colors

Max-e said...

No need to apologise - I love the blues. Nice photos and ineresting comments - always nice to visit new places

Lori said...

Lovely photos! I've always wanted to visit there. Now we can all see it through your eyes. Good luck with your thesis defense!!

Still said...

One of my friend defens her thesis with success on the last Friday! I Hope and wish the same for you!

Annie said...

Moi, I am betting that your defense will be very well done and that you'll have a happy day three days hence.

navin said...

Lovely framing in the first shot

Anonymous said...

Crap! :)

a-xpressions said...

very pleasent shot Moi.
& countdown begins...best wishes..:)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
please dig some more and how about publice them?

I like your photography , Yhanks for your comments on my blog!:)

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

ok. now give us the good news.
the pictures are beautiful - and i've gotten bored of saying the same thing time and again.
so show us some fireworks next.
or champagne? perhaps both!
;)

PS: the first picture reminds me of a rock called fatu-ma-futi some place in the south pacific.

photowannabe said...

Today is Tuesday and I am thinking about you all day. Do well on your defense.
Sue

Jen said...

I love the arch rock photo!!

JAM said...

Both of these are gorgeous. I love the arch one especially. I have to stop and take all the tourist shots myself. I also like time to explore and get some shots just for me, but I never pass up the ones handed to me even if everyone else on the planet stood there and took the same shot.

sandy said...

You have some amazing photos Moi this arch is wonderful (actually reminds me of one from my last hols. will post) and love the legend.

I'm late so know the outcome and congratulations iare in order but had a pretty good feeling you'd do it :-) Well done, enjoy!

sandy said...

PS Sorry about the no entry on my blog I was mesing around with it, playing with the options and thought I'd left it as normal. Thank you for persevereing. :-)