Mother Earth and her Amazing Creatures

This morning Mike left to go to work – he wasn’t gone long though.   He backed up and told me to grab the camera!!

Oh dear, the things you miss when sitting in the kitchen, slurping hot coffee and gawking at the TV –  it was a real Autumn morning complete with fog, mist, colorful falling leaves and some sun peeking through the haze.  And everywhere I looked, there were these amazing, freshly spun miracles

the grass was dotted with these little “cotton candy”  webs

It seems that all of our trees grew more this year than any other year before.   Suddenly I see this huge Maple tree that I cannot remember ever seeing before.  The Cherry trees along the property line have doubled in size since last year and our  Apple trees are actually bearing fruit.  Not good tasting at all but pretty to look at apples.   My Peach tree, however, is still dead  😦

Sleeping at the Wayfarer

Sleeping at the Wayfarer is wonderful.  Outside of town and in the country side, the only thing that can be heard at night are the crickets and the frogs across the M-22 in the swamp.  It is so peaceful that some guests even ask for window fans to make noise so that they can sleep. Go figure.

Lately though, I have not been sleeping well at all. I cannot go to sleep and after just two hours of sleep, I have been waking up at 3 AM only to lay awake until 6 or so – because!!!!  SOMETHING is gnawing on something IN MY ROOOOOOOM!  😯
I try to listen to it, I have looked for it, I cannot find anything.
Dangit!  Last night the same thing.  I am so tired of not sleeping.  It’s getting cool enough to turn off my ceiling fan.  The “gnawing” stops.

I suppose a ceiling fan needs attention sometimes too.

Where is that WD40?

Contraption Alert !

Cleaning cottage 1, my eyes wandered to a spot they hadn’t wandered to for a while now, or so it seems.
Under the shelf that holds the tray with the coffee pot and cups I spied this little contraption from the last century!
This thing

A phone jack.

Here’s the story:

David (last name withheld) was the chauffeur and butler for a California couple that came to their cottage on Crystal Lake every summer – for the summer.  David stayed here in cottage 1.
Of course we know that there were no cell phones back then. Poor David needed to connect with his friends and family and so he had a phone line put in.
David came to stay with us for 3 summers and then the couple passed away.

So David moved on to a new butler job with Mrs. Kroc – the widow of the McDonald’ s founder.   And some years later, he called to tell us that he had moved on to be Danielle Steel’s butler.  Since then he has fallen off the face of the earth or something like that.  We have not heard from him again 😦

Gosh, the people that have come through the Wayfarer…