My Michigan

sldMichigan-8×10, originally uploaded by colleen sullivan leh.

I took this picture at the Lumberman’s Monument outside of Oscoda. It’s up north, so “outside of” means about 20 miles away.

The stairs from the visitor center down to the river are a real workout. There is the river of course, plus a small waterfall on the way down (for me, the bathrooms in the visitor center are a must-visit before heading down. And a bottle of water). There isn’t anything except stairs, a few seats, and the small barge on the river.

For this image, I added textures and made adjustments to replicate a vintage postcard look. Originally, I’d done this for a dribbble rebound of where we live, but made it larger because someone who had seen it on dribbble wanted a print. So cool!

A Lake Orion Dragon

A Lake Orion Dragon

This wonderful guy is proud to be a Lake Orion dragon. He was carved entirely with a chainsaw by Gary Elzerman. There is a carved an “LO” on the rocks and a plaque.

If you’re in a school or sports group in Lake Orion, you’re welcome to come by and take a photo with him! Send an email to to let him know you’re on your way.

feb15: 46/365 headache

Yep, that’s my day in a nutshell. Headache killers at my desk, to be taken with a night-time cup of coffee.

Really hoping Tuesday is a better day all around.

Poor Little Mister was sick last night, had to pick him up early from my sisters house. Missing out on cousin time AND sick on a no-school day. You bet he’s bummed, poor little guy!

33/365 colorful light

Spent a good portion of the day at the dentist office, paying for my wasted youth, for what is hopefully the last time. Thank goodness kids get advanced stuff these days, the next generation should have it much easier.

The light they use picks up all kinds of colors — it can be pastel or bright, and even turned off it’s kicking light around.

They thought I was a little weird moving the light around during a break to take photos, but they liked the photos when I was done.