My Lilacs

Manet, Edouard - Lilacs In A Vase, c.1882

Image via Wikipedia "lilacs in a vase" c. 1882 by Edouard Manet

I want to share with you a beautiful vignette which includes some Wayfarer lilacs.

Martina from Sleeping Bear Dunes Tours came to visit me and took with her some of the lilacs from outside of cottage 7.  This is how she enjoys them.
Funny thing, I display my flowers in blue ball jars as well.

Looks great Martina, thanks for the picture 🙂

A Christmas Angel?

Again this year, we had a spectacular Easter Sunday.  It was fairly warm and pleasant. A lot of wind but who cares, when the sun is out.

Easter Sunday means Dinner at Dorothy’s house.  The members of the family that happen to be in the area at the time come to her house for Easter dinner. Mike and the boys are still in Arizona, so I went by myself.  Yummy ham and my favorite sweet potato recipe!!

So, while waiting for everyone to finally get there, I walked around the house and found these little treasures

I think Fuzz is hording rocks :mrgreen:

The first crocus

Lilacs, my favorite

The cute, little cottage across the street from Dorothy and Fuzz’s

Some thing was tunneling under the snow!

A Christmas Angel….WHAT?  A Christmas Angel? 😯
The poor dear must have been forgotten when all the winter stuff was packed away 😦

Ah yes, back to more timely things – daffodils 🙂

Happy Easter everyone

When taking pictures of snow…

Woaw, winter has hit us with massive amounts of beautiful snow.  Al Gruss came by this morning, like he has a few times this winter already.  He plowed the driveway and made some spaces for us to park the cars.  Mike is now outside, having fun with the snow blower.  He loves to blow snow.

Yikes, 12 inches or 1 foot of freshly fallen snow showed up by the back door this morning.


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See, he’s having fun and I am making oatmeal because I know that he’ll want some when he’s finished.


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While he blew that snow I thought about how much fun Mike used to have building snow things such as an igloo with a slide on top when the boys were 2 or 3 years old. Or the time back there by cottage 10 when he managed to make a huge pile of packing snow and proceeded to sculpt it into this gigantic pirate ship the likes of which the world had not seen until then.  It took him many hours to construct and included a climbing wall aft as well as figure head; I believe it was a huge eagle.  There also ALWAYS was a little cave in everything he built.  The cave with a snow bench was the boys’ little spot to get out of the cold and windy air and to have mom – me- serve them hot chocolate in there and I did 🙂

Oh yes, I took pictures alright but that was in the days when digital cameras weren’t around yet.  I clicked away, took pictures of the pirate ship from all angles and what to my wandering eyes did I see?  White.  Nothing but white.

Note:  If you take pictures of snow, make sure the background isn’t white as well!