Perhaps the biggest surprise on this trip was my discovery of the love of the art of canning. I made tomato sauce, apple plum chutney, bruschetta, salsa and a wonderful apple spread. I found the process very similar to creating art. I just love to transform things into something else.
I poked around a few mining ruins that are off the beaten path.
I found inspiration and art in churches and art galleries.
I took in the stunning peak of color season in the UP.
This is the monastery where the monks of the Jampot reside. Heading up here has become part of my annual pilgrimage. They sell delightful baked goods, jams, jellies and candies. Not too far from the Jampot is one of Michigan's lovely waterfalls.
Just one of the beautiful views from atop Brockway Mountain.
I even managed to get here...
I can't wait to put all the inspiration I gained in motion when I return to my creative space. Thanks for joining me for a tiny sample of my UP journey.