Festival of Leaves 2016: Week 11 Written by Ellen Grace Olinger Ellen Grace Olinger – November 16, 2016 Leaves by Lake Michigan Festival of Leaves 2016: Week 11 Ellen Grace Olinger – November 16, 2016 Like this:Like Loading... 9 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves 2016: Week 11” Looks more like the ocean than a lake 😉 Gorgeous atmosphere, Ellen! So simple and yet wonderful pictures. xx LikeLike Dear Verena, Thank you. Lake Michigan is one of the Great Lakes – often thought of as “inland seas.” Here’s the link to the Wikipedia article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes Thank you for Festival of Leaves! Blessings, Ellen LikeLike I do know the Great Lakes but as I live in Germany it is always fascinating to me that you have such huge lakes 😂 we only have our little rivers and ponds… We even call our Baltic Sea the “East Lake” 😁 Thanks 😉 LikeLike You are welcome. I have much to learn about the Great Lakes, though I have always lived in the Midwest USA. Sometimes comments prompt me to do more research. I have not been to your country, though my mother’s family was from Germany a long time ago. My father’s parents came here from Sweden. Thank you. LikeLiked by 1 person It’s such a beautiful landscape 😍 It’s wonderful to see how we somehow have connections all over the world. Do you know from which part of Germany they came? Sweden’s also such a beautiful country😊 LikeLike I don’t know the answer to your question, though I remember my mother created a family tree. Her name was Enola Marie Brandt, and then her last name became Borgh, when she married my father. I hope to go through more of her papers, and will let you know if I learn more. I helped with my mother’s care for many years, and her passing was in 2004. LikeLike Reblogged this on Festival of Leaves. LikeLike You still have leaves, we have wet snow. LikeLike Thank you – the leaves seem to have lasted longer this year. LikeLiked by 1 person Comments are closed.