Tag: Great Lakes

  • Gems of Nature

    Gems of Nature

    Shallow water laps up onto shore, then recedes back into the lake. Eventually, small common stones become smooth. Seen here in a few inches of water along the coast of Lake Superior, this photograph might be the perfect accent piece you’ve been looking for. To see prints and other items available featuring my photography, you can visit these shops…

    Haiku

    Water with wrinkles
    Natural beauty reflects
    Gems tumbled in time

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    And It Stoned Me, by Van Morrison (1970) – see lyrics here.


  • Waves on the Big Lake

    This vintage photograph featuring Lake Superior was taken along the rugged shores of Presque Isle in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the city of Marquette. Today, you can find a variety of prints available in my gallery to adorn an empty wall in your domicile or workplace.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Lake Superior

    This vintage photograph of Lake Superior was taken in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, outside of Marquette at Little Presque Isle. Prints available.


  • Waves on Lake Superior

    Waves on Lake Superior

    This vintage coastal beach photograph was taken in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, north of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. You can find great prints and more available in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble – thanks for stopping by!


  • Little Presque Isle

    This photograph was taken on the beach of Lake Superior at Little Presque Isle, located near the city of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Prints and more available in my Redbubble shop.


  • Great Lakes Lighthouse

    Great Lakes Lighthouse

    Big Red

    Located on Lake Michigan, this vintage photograph features an historic lighthouse in Holland, Michigan, located along the southern channel to Lake Macatawa – known as “Big Red”.

    You can discover a variety of prints, gifts and apparel items available in the following shops:


  • Short Rock

    Short Rock

    This vintage photograph was taken on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette. Referred to as Short Rock, it’s one of several islands easily accessible from the shoreline.

    You can visit the following shops to discover prints, gifts & more…


  • Vintage Beach Scene

    Vintage Beach Scene

    This old photograph features a beach and lighthouse on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula – Marquette, Michigan – which was formerly referred to as “Michigan Beach”. It’s a beautiful area, though somewhat cold (note the absence of people actually in the water). You can see prints and more in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Little Presque Isle

    Little Presque Isle

    This vintage photograph was taken from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near Marquette, and features a Lake Superior coastline with Little Presque Isle in the distance. Prints and more available. Thanks for visiting!


  • Poem

    Sands of Time

    Around the lake on winds of change
    The sands of time did rearrange
    To shift terrain along the shore
    Resculpting landscapes to explore

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    One of the early lessons I learned as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette on Lake Superior, was the enormous power of Mother Nature. Though some geographical locations remain relatively unchanged over time, the shorelines of my youth were renewed with each major storm — altering beaches and sandbars, as well as gigantic boulders washing up on to the harbor breakwall.

    This vintage photograph highlights the shores of Gitche Gumee to the northwest of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. If interested, it’s available on a variety of prints and other items in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Enjoy the great outdoors!


  • Vintage Lake Michigan

    Vintage Lake Michigan

    Enjoy this old photograph featuring waves and clouds rolling along a sandy beach of western Michigan, at Lake Michigan in Holland. This picture would make a wonderful accent piece in your home or office, and can be purchased through my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal. So, check it out, and thanks for stopping by!


  • Poem: Sands of Michigan

    Poem: Sands of Michigan

    Growing up along the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the city of Marquette, I have many fond recollections of summers at the beach, swimming in the water and exploring small islands…

    Jumping over dunes
    On the hot sand under sun
    Cool, deep blue waters
    Beckoning young summer fun

    Life in Michigan
    With the sound of surf nearby
    Castles built of sand
    Growing taller, toward the sky

    Yet, time drifts on
    In tidal flow
    Shifting sand from yesteryear

    Still, looking back
    A golden age
    Sunny mornings on the pier

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Music: Michigan Man – by Mike Ridley (1996)

    This music is from a friend I met long afterwards, who performed at Four Green Fields Irish Pub, in Royal Oak, Michigan. As I later learned, Mike Ridley attended N.M.U. in Marquette – during the same time I lived there as a kid…small world!


  • Lake Michigan Pier

    Lake Michigan Pier

    As a practitioner of repurposing, I’d estimate that this image has endured a minimum of four modification iterations. This digital rendition features a vintage photograph of a pier – really, a break wall – on Lake Michigan. To be specific, at the Holland State Park (Holland, Michigan). You can visit the following shops to find great products – prints, gifts and apparel:


  • Lake Superior

    Lake Superior

    This vintage photograph of Lake Superior features a rocky shoreline at Little Presque Isle – located near the city of Marquette, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You can discover a variety of gift and apparel items with this image, in the following shops:


  • Big Air

    Big Air

    Enjoy this vintage photograph featuring an extreme sport jet-skier catching big air on the waves of Lake Michigan. You can find a variety of cool products available as gifts and apparel in my shops, here: