Simple pleasures

Mother’s Day morning we all went to Dorothy’s house and from there we walked to the Lighthouse Cafe’ in Elberta for the traditional breakfast.  Such a simple thing and so satisfying – Mother’s Day breakfast make everyone happy.

We WALKED – all of us except Dorothy and Fuzz.  Mind you it’s maybe 600 yards from their house to the cafe’.

All of Elberta had that same breakfast in mind, because as we got close to the restaurant, we could see droves of people standing outside waiting for tables to free up inside.

I took pictures of the people.

Not too exciting but then I saw this and it made me smile because it looks like a copy of what I doodle when talking on the phone.

Weird, I know.

Ok, enough :mrgreen:

Lake Michigan

One morning, last week,  I drove up to the outlook in Elberta…

High above the beach looking to the north west – the Frankfort harbor and lighthouse

and then looking  west

looking south toward Arcadia

And as I was looking around and sniffing the air, there came the familiar Coast Guard helicopter for a maneuver

Yup, summer is on it’s way 🙂

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

Pictures from the bridge

As I came back from my daily grocery shopping spree in Frankfort,  and I was half way across Betsie Bay, something suddenly grabbed me and I pulled over.   I stopped to take a picture or two or three.  There wasn’t much traffic, the school buses had already delivered their treasures – it was ok to stop.

Betise Bay with marshmallow topping a.k.a. ice floes :mrgreen:

Looking in the direction of the red barn on M-22


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Looking towards the Cabbage Shed in Elberta
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Looking toward Frankfort

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And here we are looking towards the house of my friends Kathy and Jan
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See the house on top of the dune?  That house belongs to Rena Rose and her husband, whose name I cannot recall at the moment. Strange, huh?
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The Barber Shop

Elberta’s barber shop –

I see the inside of it allllllllll the time.  I am there because Marc needs his hair cut every 2 weeks and then Ty, occasionally, needs a haircut as well.

This is Joel, he took over for Phil who likes to go hunting and fishing and that’s exactly what he does with all his time now.
The boys have been going to this place since they were 2 years old and I always loved the interaction between the much older Phil and them. Marc always wanted a Mohawk and Phil wouldn’t give it to him because he was afraid of mother’s wrath.

Well now Joel will let him have what he wants…

I hate it but there isn’t much I can do about that now, is there? – the boy is 16!

Here he’s giving me that “na-na-na-na-naaaaa-na” look
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I took some pictures out of the windows.  Betsie Bay is not really frozen any more.


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Ice floes – everywhere you look.  Polar bears would love it here!


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And then I went home and found these great new re-usable shopping bags with my latest Disney obsession:

Alice in Wonderland

An acquaintance from New York City went to the World of Disney store for me and sent them to me.  How very sweet.
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All together I own 4 bags from Disney now.  My friend Ivanka sent me one a long time ago.  I can see that I need to devote a whole blog to my shopping habits :mrgreen:
I have the shnazziest shopping bags in town.

Now that’s a sunrise!

Ok so it was time to take the boys to school this morning, picking up other boys along the way.

As we made our way around the corner by the old ‘Mix’s Service’ and across Betsie Bay, we spotted…..I spotted the most beautiful sunrise.
Of course with all the snow on the side of the roads, it is difficult to just pull over and take pictures. After all 15 minutes before school starts is totally rush hour here in the area 🙂

I asked Marc to do it for me and he just looked at me like I was nuts.  <—–  Don’t comment on that, heehee.

So, no pictures of that, but coming home I turned right onto 668- the shortest highway in Michigan- and drove to Elberta’s Waterfront Park.  There I could take some pics.  Nothing as spectacular as what I saw earlier, still nice though.


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The clouds were pretty cool too.

Then I drove out of the park and home again.  I thought the ramshackle cottages on that road looked nice in that light this morning as well, so I took these pics to let you see :mrgreen:  It seems to me like some of them have had a little work done.



Don’t you just love the one in the foreground?  It reminds me of that house on Grace Road.


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Have a good day everyone 🙂