A Drive through Frankfort

Today the weather could not have been better. Here at the Wayfarer, we had a nice, cool breeze off Lake Michigan. Temperatures were in the low 80’s   purrrfect!

Being involved in a covert operation for an event this week, (no I cannot tell you what this was about or I’ll have to shoot you) I had to go into town and took the opportunity to bring back some pictures of what’s going on in Frankfort during the holiday week. I also have pictures of the clouds at sunset.

The carnival is in town.  It looks pretty and colorful.  They have “put down stakes” across the street from the Bayview Grille.  It smelled like cotton candy and popcorn.

Loading the Ferris Wheel

not much going on yet, the rides just opened this afternoon…

I was on the way home, crossing the bridge across Betsie Bay, when I saw the beautiful sky.
But first a picture of the train that’s located in the park in Elberta, where the Thursday market is held.
They painted the train – it looks wonderful

Looking towards the Conundrum Cafe’

Looking toward Frankfort

It’s that time again…

Once again it is time to show some of the flowers.  I am somewhat disappointed with my inability 😯 to take beautiful pictures and to learn to take better pictures.
Some of these are rather washed out, because the sun is so bright today.  In your mind’s eye, please envision these with vibrant colors 😆

Hmmm,  this one is still deciding whether it wants to look good or just hang out and make no effort.

also not quite filled in yet are the little pots on cottages 1 through 6 (but getting there nicely)

The sink in front of # 1. There’s some Thyme in there as well as Lavender and other assorted orphans…

The sink is kind of a catch-all this year.  Ummm, did I say that last year as well?

Now comes the box by cottage 9

This box is always my favorite. The moss grew so nicely all around the outside of it.
I have planted mint, sage, pansies and nasturtiums in there for a salad and a drink 😆

Looks like a hot mess but really isn’t – the box on cottage 2

Cottage 8 – rosemary, sage, parsley – no thyme …

I can’t get enough, I want you to see each and every leaf, hehe

Is it 5 o’clock yet?

Cottage 7. Hmmmm, cilantro – not doing well in any of the boxes…

Another brilliant day today. The guests are out and on the beach and some brought their boat and are going fishing in Lake Michigan tonight

Different Kinds of Guests

Another gorgeous day in paradise.  The weather could NOT be better and we have a houseful of happy guests this week.  Some are here for the weekend, some are here for the week. All of them seem to be happy.  I know this because they are laughing 😆

The first guest this morning was a little bird taking a bath

Ok, maybe not a guest, but a really pretty mosaic pot made for me by my friend Joanne Bartley.

I finally planted the box under the kitchen window

A group of happy campers right below.

Good morning all…

A moth came to visit us at the office door

I thought you might want to see just how large this moth is

I must say, as I am sitting here typing this, I hear laughter all around me. There are different groups of people sitting outside of their cottages , having a nice time. I am sure that the unknown guest who gave the Wayfarer such a bad review on Trip Adviser.com for exactly that, would be very perturbed and unhappy to see this right about now…too bad.

Now you see him…

He made me laugh this morning –  Bobo the Squirrel.
He was playing a game of hide and seek on the kettcars  🙂

He knew that I was watching him. I could tell by the way he kept
looking over here and jumping around

Then a little nibble on the buffet of grass and off he went
into the neighbor’s yard and I had work to do…

Something’s eatin’ my Roses

Every May and June the pest a.k.a rose chafers come and munch on my roses and other assorted plants until there’s nothing left.

This is how it starts

and it works it’s way through a rosebush in less than a day.

Why did it take me so long to google them and find a supposed remedy?  The other day I was thinking of making a mixture of dish soap and water to spray all over the affected plants. Wouldn’t you know it, something along that line was suggested on the website I found today.

Rediscovered Treasure

Forever on the hunt for a new nursery since we don’t have Putney’s in Arcadia anymore where we were spoiled with great customer service; yesterday Dorothy, my mother in law, and I went to Greystone Nursery just south of Empire.  I hadn’t been there in years. Actually I thought it had closed a long time ago.  They only moved across M-22 to a really great location.  We brought home some beautiful plants.

 

I just loved that gardener.  She walked around without shoes (ouch my feet)

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