Cleaning up

Today is the day the tree comes down and goes out the door.
I don’t know about you but I hardly enjoy taking down and cleaning up anything.

I have 128 glass drops and about 50 crystal icicles in various sizes to take down.   Thank goodness it’s easy this year,  I just blow on that tree and 1/3 of the needles are on the floor. This makes the glass and crystal ornaments easier to spot, heehee.

Ok, I got it done and then Ty pulled the tree through the front door holding it by the tip. That, clearly, was a mistake !

After having swept up about half of the needles I had the glorious idea to show youse guys how many there were.  So, feast your eyes on “just a few”

The second third of all needles landed INSIDE while the almost bare nakkit tree is now on the front porch.
Yup you are correct,  it does look a bit low rent, heehee

Fun weather

Yesterday the weather was spectacular.

It wasn’t too cold, the sun was shining off and on, it snowed and the wind blew snow every which way.
Swirls of snow across the bay made me stop and take pictures.
I don’t think I did a very good job though.   Another interesting thing was seeing all the shanties already in the bay,
plopped down on what looked like they were floating on small shards of ice in the water

Looking from the Library across the bay and towards the Betsie River

This is the view from Main Street towards the Library and left across the bay to Elberta and
as you can see, they are already pushing the snow in place for the snowmobile races for
Shiver by the River
taking place in February

The next three pictures were taken from the Elberta side of the bay,  aprox. 20 seconds apart.


Cool huh?

This last picture is taken alongside Furnace Ave. in Elberta,
looking toward M-22 – across Betsie Bay

Youth in Revolt

Woohooo, at the Garden Theater tonight is the free preview of Youth in Revolt for us Benzie County peeps.

You rememberWhen Hollywood came calling
The movie opens nation wide on January 8th.

So click here and enjoy the trailer 🙂

Here are the pictures from tonights premiere.  As you can see the who’s who of Benzie County was assembled in the theater.  No empty seats, people were turned away


Rick Schmitt, co-owner of the theater with some opening words

Youth in Revolt – a fun movie with well known actors.  It opened my eyes  about 16 year old boys  :0)