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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It is time to plant!

Just wanted to let you know that I am going shopping for flower box “material” tomorrow.  I can’t wait to make them look good and fresh

There have been changes this year.  Jane Putney of Putney’s nursery passed away last November, right after my Father in law passed away. That changed everything. No more going to Arcadia to pick up great plants at Putney’s. Marc drives by there regularly and he still reports that there is no sign of anything going on 😦
I have to find a new source.  I am going to the Market Basket in Beulah tomorrow.  Stay tuned for pictures of splendid flower boxes, people. Wahhhoooooo!

Is it 2011 yet?

Hello everyone!

Some of you have missed me – thank you for the inquiries.  I suppose I could explain what happened, but it’s boring and depressing so,  let’s start with pictures and a promise to be more fruitful in the writing department :mrgreen:

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Hellooooo and Happy New Year everyone


I did take lots of pictures for the blog that you haven’t seen yet:


One morning on our way out of the driveway 🙂   – gorgeous sky!

The boys’ 17th birthday dinner at Riggers in Arcadia – they didn’t want me to take their picture, hehe

We usually have a party on or around the winter solstice but that’s not been happening because the “Shiver by the River” festival has been happening in Frankfort on that Weekend in February.  A neighbor came by in December and burned that huge thing down.  It took about 5 days to stop smoldering.  I guess the neighbors were happy when that finally stopped…

And then it started to snow – a lot. It didn’t stop.  I just love the snow. Not that I spend a lot of time in it but it’s so pretty to look at.

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Fresh frozen fruit outside our bay window

Mike blowing the first snow

Sort of decorating for Christmas.  And see that big poinsettia?  Hmmm, we got that as a “thank you” from the local grocery store for being such good customers.   This is not a list I’d like to be on ever again 😉

more snow out the back door

So there you have it for today.

“Snow/Rain Mix” –

I am disappointed that the weather woman was right about this weekend’s weather.  It is cold, rainy and there is some snow coming along with the rain as well.  In my mind, this is fall weather.

To brighten up the day I will post some more pictures that I took the other day in Arcadia.

Arcadia is a beautiful, sleepy, little village.  No businesses so to speak of.  You’ll find a gas station, a realty office, a gift store there and of course the obligatory village pub.  Arcadia’s pub is called “The big Apple” and it has changed owners as often as we change our clothes.  After the Grocery store with the blind butcher closed, it really got quiet there.  It is easy to miss Arcadia when traveling on M-22 from Manistee to Frankfort or visa-versa.  The road goes through the east side of town and all the pretty stuff is hidden west of M-22.

How to enjoy a day

That’s easy- down with the linens,  put away the cleaning bucket and go for a ride out to Putney’s Nursery in Arcadia.  After all, the weather is so nice and it is time to fill the flower boxes on the cottages. I didn’t get lucky at the nursery, instead I had a blast taking these pictures for you.
I walked along the beach of Lake Michigan and around the orchards and drove all over Arcadia.

Then I went home and pretended to have worked hard all day.

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