Night Snow

Hey all,

Some photos at night from around Mackinac Island.

It was more difficult to take photos at night than I thought, so it took me a few rides and a few tries to get just a few good photos. But I did it! First, some photos from downtown:

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The town Christmas tree
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The Chippewa Hotel has some neat blue lights hanging above the sidewalk, so it looks as though you’re walking on some kind of magical path!
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One of the windows decorated at May’s Candy Shop. My theme this year was a Candy Cane Christmas!

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As you can see, the dark did not take well to the tiny little flash on my ipod...
As you can see, the dark did not take well to the tiny little flash on my ipod…
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But I found that I took slightly better photos near a lamppost

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I guess you could say this was during twilight rather than evening... but still a great view of downtown from East Bluff.
I guess you could say this was during twilight rather than evening… but still a great view of downtown from East Bluff.

School offically takes its winter break tomorrow afternoon, which means I’ll have plenty more time to write a few chapters for my online story! Stay tuned for Chapter 4…. and happy holidays, everyone!

~ Heather

Mackinac Island Fudge Festival 2013

Today is the beginning of a very festive weekend on Mackinac Island, as today starts the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival! There are a lot of fun events going on, but the real event will be what you’ll find inside the fudge shops! Here are a couple of pictures from around May’s Famous Fudge shop from this summer:

Here I am, stirring some cherry fudge
Here I am, stirring some cherry fudge
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And here I am, IN the fudge! My brother, Lee May, is an artist and graphic designer, and when he’s not creating art on his computer or sketchbook, he’s creating artwork in the fudge.
My sister, Tienne, stirring some fresh mint chocolate chip fudge
Stirring up all kinds of hotness! I believe we had just started to cook a batch of carmel.

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Cashew brittle that had just been poured onto the marble slab. The next step? flip it over and stretch it out!

In an attempt to catch up to my brother’s artwork, I’ve been working on my penmanship in the fudge:

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And after a long day of fudge making, all I have left to do now is cut the fudge and clean the marble slabs.

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A new fudge design I've been trying for the festival... loops and swirls!
A new fudge design I’ve been trying for the festival… loops and swirls!

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Mackinac Confections

I haven’t posted much about myself, lately. It’s mostly because I’m working on this:

cooking caramel
roasting almonds
that’s me, funneling caramel for Monsters
actually, Lee did this one…
… but I did this one 🙂

If you know anything about May’s Candy Shop, it’s that we make every candy we sell… right down to roasting the nuts and making the caramel ourselves, too! I just think that it tastes better that way.