Photo of the Day: Frozen Trees in West Bay

0
U-Pick Strawberries at Brys Secret Garden on the Old Mission PeninsulaDonate to Help Support Old Mission Gazette

Today’s Photo of the Day is courtesy of these frozen trees in West Bay just off the beach from Mission Point Lighthouse.

It wasn’t that long ago – maybe six or eight years? Ten? – that the water was low enough to walk out to these trees from the shoreline and never leave land. In fact, there were so many hikers out there that a nice little trail was established on the little sliver of land that went to the trees.

Help Support Old Mission Gazette - Click Here

Buy this photo at our sister site, OldMissionPhotos.com – Hi-res prints, downloads, wall art and more

Come to think of it, though, I don’t know that these trees actually existed at the time the trail went out there. Maybe they did, but weren’t quite as tall as they are now…? If you remember, chime in in the comments section at the bottom of this story.

It’s interesting that despite the higher water, the little island survived and things are growing on it. There’s another island just to the south of this one, with even more vegetation on it. That one’s been there as long as I remember.

At any rate, if you haven’t been out to Mission Point Lighthouse lately, the landscape is absolutely gorgeous – frozen trees, ice sculptures along the shore, and an arctic terrain all the way to Leelanau Peninsula. Stark, but so beautiful.

We need your support...

At a time when newspapers across the country are dying in droves, small community newspapers like Old Mission Gazette are the wave of the future. Owners Tim and Jane Boursaw are devoted to the Old Mission Peninsula community, and our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. But we need your ongoing support to keep delivering Old Mission Peninsula news, history, photos and more. We rely on generous reader support to keep doing what we do, and every contribution, big or small, is valuable. Click HERE to support Old Mission Gazette. Thank you!


Bay View Insurance of Traverse City Michigan

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
  
Please enter an e-mail address

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.