Postcards to Mackinac

I’m looking for a postcard… from YOU!

I had a thought. People from all over the world come to visit Mackinac Island. And they send postcards back home for their families and friends to ooh and ahh over all the wonderful things being done on the island. Yay!

Then I thought: what if we reversed it?

I’m asking for everyone to send in a postcard to me, from your hometown! It could be a postcard of your city, something unique to your town, something just for fun, or even make your own. All you have to do is write down your favorite memory of Mackinac Island on it! Every postcard I receive will be posted on my blog.

You can send all postcards to:

Heather May / PO Box 870 / Mackinac Island, MI 49757

I would love to keep this going all summer long, so please send a postcard, and tell your friends and family, too!

Remember, there are just three simple steps:

1. Get a postcard (of your hometown, something fun, or make your own)

2. Write down you favorite Mackinac Island memory

3. Send it to the address above

Can’t wait to hear from you!

This postcard is available for purchase at Caddywampus on Mackinac Island

Still In Bloom!

It’s been raining a lot lately, but there are still lilac photos to be had!

Every year, I tend to get so busy that I don’t stop to enjoy the lilacs when they’re here. I think… I know what they smell like, I know what they look like, I see them everywhere, they’ll be there next year, why bother?… but going through my photos from the past years, I realized that I hadn’t accumulated any kind of album’s worth of photos.

Photos with friends? Absolutely. Photos at the fudge shop? Way too many. Lilacs? Not so much.

So, I decided that every time I found myself outside, I would try to take at least one picture. I even took one in the rain – although that one didn’t turn out quite as well (If any of you are wondering, I take most of my photos on my iPhone4S).

I find that the easiest place to find lilacs are in people’s yards:

White lilacs from The Musser’s yard

My parents house - the lilac tree here has lived a very long time!

I like to go running for exercise, and biking on Mackinac also has it’s days – trust me, if you’re up here during lilac season you’ll want to at least bike through town a couple of times! It’s hard not to catch the scent of lilacs riding by. But lately I’ve been trying more walking and hiking instead of running. It’s my goal to tackle as many hills as possible this summer! Anyway, I find it easier to stop to take photos of lilacs when I’m walking as well:

On Cadotte Ave

Walking back down west bluff (Grand Hotel in the background)

A view into the Grand’s pool area – a row of a variety of different kinds of lilacs

Back down on the boardwalk. If you look very closely, there is a family of geese  in the water...

So I came up with this fun idea a couple of days ago… I’d really like to hear about other people’s favorite memories or things to do on Mackinac Island. Just write it down on a postcard, send it to me, and I’ll post it on my next blogpost! You can use a postcard of your own, or make a postcard too! Make sure to include your name so that I can thank you on the post.

Send all postcards to:

Heather May / P.O. Box 870 / Mackinac Island, MI 49757

That’s all for now… stay warm!