Caught in the blizzard!

Today I was lucky enough to catch the beginnings of a beautiful blizzard. Right on Lake Superior too!

Welcome to Marquette, MI ladies & gents; where it looks like this many days of the year. Truthfully, it is quite a sight to see. Today it wasn’t snowing continuously. I got caught in it at the right time! Normally, this time of year the ground is covered in white. This year is a bit different.

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse 

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Picnic Rocks park, Marquette, MI

Blurry lighthouse

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Lake Superior in a blizzard

-Kalli

Whimsical Things: Lakenenland

Artful sculpture right next door, Lakenenland!

Anywhere you go, you’ll stumble on the unusual, something unique to the area or something you’ve never seen before. Well, here it is; ladies & gents…Lakenenland! Although I’d known about Lakenenland for years, I never ventured in until now. Goes to show what you may not know is right next door.

I’d like to thank Tom Lakenen, founder and artist of all finds at the curious Lakenenland. Thank you for creating a place for others to enjoy. Thank you for creating thought-provoking artwork with a light-hearted personality. Thank you for creatively breathing life into things that once were, but now no longer serve their intended purposes.

Go out and explore. See what you can find in your neighborhood. Pay attention to the detail in things. Then see what happens. Not the exploring type? Go to a restaurant you’ve never been to before. Shop where you have never shopped. Really, do it to be adventurous.

Tom Lakenen, Lakenenland sign

Tom Lakenen, Lakenenland sign

 

Tom Lakenen, bowling ball sculpture

Tom Lakenen, bowling ball sculpture

 

Look at the size of these mushrooms!

Look at the size of these mushrooms!

 

Tom Lakenen, donation vault

Tom Lakenen, donation vault

 

'Rusty Chain Band,' Tom Lakenen

‘Rusty Chain Band,’ Tom Lakenen

 

Tom Lakenen, arrow sculpture

Tom Lakenen, arrow sculpture

 

Bog Walk, Tom Lakenen

Bog Walk, Tom Lakenen

 

Bog Walk, Tom Lakenen

Bog Walk, Tom Lakenen

 

Mushrooms; 'Fern Gully' anyone?

Mushrooms; ‘Fern Gully’ anyone?

 

Tom Lakenen

Tom Lakenen

 

Tom Lakenen

Tom Lakenen

 

Tom Lakenen sculptures

Tom Lakenen sculptures

 

Stage at Lakenenland, Tom Lakenen

Stage at Lakenenland, Tom Lakenen

 

Tom Lakenen

Tom Lakenen

 

 

Map at Lakenenland

Map at Lakenenland

 

Tom Lakenen, Lakenenland

Tom Lakenen, Lakenenland

 

Lakenenland website

-Kalli