From late June to early July, I visited the wilderness of the Porcupine Mountains, “the largest tract of old-growth hardwood forests west of the Adirondacks.” Black bear, gray wolf, bobcat, and porcupine are a few residents with Lake Superior as a neighbor — the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. And before leaving Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I toured the stunning Pictured Rocks Lakeshore in the company of a phoenix-shaped cloud. All this to say the journey was inspiring, rejuvenating, and magickal. These visions are the kind that captured me.
Dey of the Phoenix by Melissa Dey Hasbrook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.