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Leland blue is actually industrial waste from the pre-1900 iron foundries of Michigan. The by-product from the smelting process was dumped into Lake Michigan creating this unique "foundry glass" slag. The stones wash up on the beach of the lake and are collected, cut and polished into the loveliness that you see here. I was told, by Gary, that the white is from the flux that was used in the process and the black is from ash. This stuff is found in all shades of blu

Leland blue is actually industrial waste from the pre-1900 iron foundries of Michigan. The by-product from the smelting process was dumped into Lake Michigan creating this unique "foundry glass" slag. The stones wash up on the beach of the lake and are collected, cut and polished into the loveliness that you see here. I was told, by Gary, that the white is from the flux that was used in the process and the black is from ash. This stuff is found in all shades of blu

Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit is a really special date venue. Even if you're not an art aficionado, I think looking at art with a new friend is real relationship developer.

Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit is a really special date venue. Even if you're not an art aficionado, I think looking at art with a new friend is real relationship developer.

June & December Michigan Roots Story - Moonset

June & December Michigan Roots Story - Moonset

Gorgeous end to a gorgeous day! #nofilter #lakemichigan #puremichigan #mittenlove #smittenwiththemitten #junedecemberwanderings #wanderlust #themittenstate #michigan #locallove #mittenproud #greatlakes #michiganders #colorstories #sunset

Gorgeous end to a gorgeous day! #nofilter #lakemichigan #puremichigan #mittenlove #smittenwiththemitten #junedecemberwanderings #wanderlust #themittenstate #michigan #locallove #mittenproud #greatlakes #michiganders #colorstories #sunset

Antietam | Detroit

Antietam | Detroit

June & December Michigan Roots Story - Lake MI

June & December Michigan Roots Story - Lake MI

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