Words for Wednesday: Mackinac Island horses

blogIMG_9554They are everywhere you look on Mackinac Island – the powerful, strong horses. They pull buggies loaded with sightseers; wagons loaded with supplies; shuttle carriages with hotel guests settled behind glass; they even haul the street cleaner.

Take a look at the various shots I captured of these beautiful creatures hard at work during our autumn journey to this quaint and picturesque island in Lake Huron, Michigan.

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“Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,

Friendship without envy,

Or beauty without vanity?

Here, where grace is served with muscle

And strength by gentleness confined…” 

~ Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954

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12 responses

  1. My ex is from Michigan and we went to Mackinac Island about 15 years ago. It was so pretty and I loved that there were no cars! The kids still remember going and having FUDGE! LOL. Thanks for the fond memories.

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  2. Lovely post, brings us back to “the good old days”, doesn’t it? No traffic noise, smells, congestion, etc. Wonderful! (Here’s an ‘odd’ thing – my husband has been reading Bill Bryson’s book on his travels through the U.S.A. and yesterday he started telling me about “this island in Lake Huron where there aren’t any cars …”; I said “Mackinac?” and he said, “Yes”. What a strange coincidence. I showed him your posts and lovely photos; he was very taken with them so maybe we’ll visit the Island some day.)

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