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Michigan (reposted for Mysteria)

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Madame Chipmunk
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~Michigan~



Mitten shaped
The Great Lake State
water surrounds
commerce abounds

cars and pills and papermills
wheels and steel
industrial deals

winter air of crystal glow
rainbow diamonds...lake effect snow
ski boards, snow boards...common sights
landscapes...snowy drifts of white

springtime buds, late blooms emerge
their growth slowed down by winter's urge
a season we can never trust
as flowers cry in snowy dust




summer beauty, trees and sails
woods and lakes and hiking trails
big burr oaks, dunes and beaches
hidden coves and sandy reaches




autumn spirit, red and cold
redeems the thought of coming cold
pumpkin patches...apples, green
Great Lake State...some Michigan scenes
~

the first 2 pics of Michigan scenes were taken by L.Nesius
the first photo is Archrock on Mackinac Island,
the second photo was taken at Bay Fine in the North Channel...a channel which is half in Canada and half in Michigan. It is just north of Lake Huron
the final photo is one which I got from Webshots, it is of Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour

Lyra

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Beautiful. Love the pics.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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Ah geez, Madame C...now you make me want to come back.  I certainly enjoyed my time in Battle Creek, Marshall, Kalamazoo...and you've nailed it on the head as to the seasons and their sounds and feel....it's a great state...perhaps someday, I'll come see YOU....
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YAY!!! Oh my gosh, I remember this beautiful poem so so much, sweet friend, I am so happy you re-posted this because I love Michigan and you paint the state so beautifully! (kiss on cheek) This is breathtaking, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for shairng!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Thanks so much, Julie...I'm glad you enjoyed the little pictorial tour.
~ hugs from Michigan

Lyra

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this is lovely...mich and more...lived there 17 years...the fla sun is much nicer to me tho...lol...helen
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Karilea...I had forgotten that you lived here.
It would be nice if you still did...nice for me anyway...
but don't those pics tempt you to at least come back for a visit?
Michigan is a very beautiful state.
~ hugs from The Great Lake State

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Noah...I didn't know that you had been in Michigan.  Did you ever live here?
~ hugs from Michigan

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Helen...
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.  How long have you been in the sunny south?
I personally, like the north better....and I really love Michigan.  It isn't my home state but I've been here since 74, so I guess its become my adopted home state.
~ Michigan hugs

Lyra

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It's gorgeous country, Lyra, and it's easy to see you love it. Wonderful way with words, too. They flowed so well. I love the way you combined the pictures and words together.  

Nan

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Thanks Nan,  I do love Michigan very much.
I hope you are staying dry and away from the floods in Texas.
~ hugs from Michigan

Lyra

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Allow me to say this in all candor..
I'll NEVER be a Michigander!
I've sworn that I will never go
To any state producing snow.
But I admire that wondrous state
'Cause it's got you...that makes it GREAT!!!
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This is just splendid Lyra!
I can see Michigan if I walk one block north.
*Yes...I am to the south of you, even though I am in Canada*
I lived for 10 years in Port Huron and have two American born children.
Love it there!  Beautiful state!
~Hugs~
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Thanks so much, Michael...
There are lots of chipmunks here in Michigan.
I don't think there are too many of us, living in Fla...
~ hugs and thanks

Lyra

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enjoy
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Thanks Nancy,
It always surprises me to know that Canada is south of us.
I have a brother-in-law who lives in NY, who calls Kalamazoo the frozen tundra.
Every time he comes to visit, its always cold here....even in the summer.
He didn't believe me, that it was in the upper 90's the other day.
~ hugs from the other side

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Vandana....
I'm glad you enjoyed...
~ lots of hugs

Lyra

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Wow!  What a beautiful home you have Lyra.  Your poem was like a brochure from the Chamber of Commerce and I absolutely loved the tour.  Thank you for posting it.


Nothing means more to me than faith,
family and my friends.

     Howdy from Canada

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Lovely Lyra~.....

a stunning vision brought to life...


Lauren~

The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind pretend I am weightless and in this moment I am happy

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Michigan calls me to my love. Thank you.
ThisDiamond
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Thanks so much, Sharon.  I'm glad you enjoyed the little tour of my adopted home state.  It is very beautiful here.  The top photo in that poem, was taken when we went on vacation to Mackinac Island....a lovely little Island which is located between Canada and the U.S.A.  No cars are allowed there, only horses and buggies and bikes.
Arch Rock, which is in the photo is a natural rock formation.
~ Hugs from Michigan in the U.S.A.

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Lauren...I bet Minnesota is a beautiful state also.
~ Great Lakes hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Kathleen.  It sounds as if you have some attachment to Michigan.  Did you grow up here?
~ Michigan hugs

Lyra

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This was of course a favorite of mine, but I love the fact that she thought Michigan could actually look GOOD!     She had a wonderful poet's pen, and an even better sense of humor that gal!
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