Ships Ahoy!

No, I’m not talking Chips Ahoy! By the swimming pool I took pictures of the Nina and Pinta as they pasted by. It is a moment when one can reflect on what our predecessors must have gone through just to get here.I’m used to seeing 1000 feet long freighters. Then I look out in the straits and see these incredible replicas from a bygone era. The Nina is the most historically accurate replica ever made.It is 65′ long and 1919 … Continued

Rainy Morning

They other morning the weather forecast was for storms…the yellow and red ones on radar. Sure enough about 9:30 a.m., the dark clouds moved in. I thought…we are really going to get clobbered. I watched the clouds dance their way across the straits. A line appeared down the middle of the bridge and straits. From St Ignace to Mackinac Island the rain poured While here we got spritzed on. Take a look for yourself.

The Visitor

I was folding the last of the laundry the other day. I took a step backward to put the laundry on the shelf. All of the sudden I felt something on my calf. I looked down and saw something black and about 8 inches tall trying to climb my leg. Naturally I screamed so loud I could have been heard on the space station. I tossed the laundry up in the air as the bird started fluttering around my face … Continued

The View

I drove to West Branch yesterday to pick up our flowers for planting. I am always in awe of the beauty to be seen just driving along on the interstate.I left Mackinaw about 10:30 a.m.. The sun was shinning and the sky was incredibly blue. The way the sun danced off the bright, green, spring leaves was a sight to behold. The hills along side I-75 are lush with grasses, wildflowers and “fluffy” looking trees. As I drove along I … Continued