For those of us living in southeastern lower Michigan anywhere above oh, say, Bay City is referred to as Up North. If we are going for a vacation or a visit north of that area we say we are going up north.
Driving up I-75 one can see the change in vegatation and population. More pines and birches, less people.
I took this photo of a small uninhabited lake near South Branch, MI USA in the late afternoon.
I added textures in PS 7
Panasonic DMC FZ 28.