While hiking Wellesley Island in the 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence River, I took a break underneath a tree to watch the water for a few minutes.
When I stood up, I went to brush a stick from my shoulder and found this walking stick insect.
All set up for my signing at M&E in Petoskey
Horizon Books in TC
Traverse City decked the streets!
Brilliant Books, ready for holiday shoppers!
Glen Arbor's book shop
Watch for updates about the pre-release of my new book and see the growing list of participating bookstores HERE.
The Nature Connection in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo's indie, Kazoo Books
Great Lakes books at Kazoo Books
Great indie in St. Joseph
Lake Michigan in motion
Yep. This is my lake.
South Haven's Black River Books
Reader's World in Holland
Crinoid and quartz
This last one is a fossilized sponge
We had a gorgeous day for the hike
Hiking final miles with Stephanie "Stew" Lyon
Hikers ready to head out
Milene, Leslie, Marlene and Theresa stand and wave to the crowd (photo by Shelly Kehrle-Sulser)
The final steps up to the Grand Hotel (photo by Shelly Kehrle-Sulser)
Giving a short talk before dinner (photo by Shelly Kehrle-Sulser)
As you all know by now, I am a fan of indie bookstores. While in Toronto exploring the Toronto Islands (yes, there are islands there),
I found Ben McNally Books.
Interior of Ben McNally Books
What a great store! I bought two books on the history and geology of the area.
The dramatic finish line
The final miles were along the Niagara River
Many friends and family members hiked these final miles with me
Gorgeous fall hiking!
The enthusiastic hikers!
Map of the Toronto Islands
The view from the islands back at Toronto
View from the ferry
Mature trees give these islands a lush, natural feel
They are a wonderful retreat for Toronto's residents and visitors.
Boardwalk along the Lake Ontario side of the island
Plaza and fountain on one of the islands