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

I have some fish pictures

Cindy and Dave who stayed at the Wayfarer over Labor Day Weekend, were kind enough to invite Marc to go on a fishing charter with them.   Here are the pictures to prove that they are real fishermen/women

Cindy and Dave

Cindy and Dave

Marc loving every minute of this trip

Marc loving every minute of this trip

crank it...

crank it…

Steelhead caught by Marc

Steelhead caught by Marc

very pretty    🙂

Cindy and Dave left Monday morning and forgot to take their fish. It is in my freezer waiting for instructions from them on what to do with it.

Now wait a minute,
There had to be more pictures of different fish,
I know that they didn’t
just catch this one steelhead

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Gloomy, rainy Saturday

Grrrrrr… has been one gloomy and wet Saturday.  Yes, it was a gloomy Friday too and Thursday but not quite as bad as today. Today, like last night, it is raining hard.
I LOVE this kind of weather only not in August.  I really am looking forward to this kind of weather after a really perfect summer.  It is fun to dress warm and go outside for a good long time and then come back in for some hot toddy.
This definitely feels like October weather to me.

Norma from the R & R Motel called me to let me know that she has had 3 rooms cancelled because their fishing charters  were cancelled due to high waves on Lake Michigan.

So the economy is bad, we get people to make reservations
(the pure Michigan campaign is working) and spend
time in this area and then the


actually predicts the correct weather?

So I went out there and gave all those stranded fishermen and women in my cottages cards to play with.  I think they’re having a good time, dealing cards and telling fish stories from long ago.

The Photographer, Part Un

Do you remember when I told you that we had a photographer from the Washington DC area staying with us who was participating in a photo contest for the Pure Michigan campaign? Well, lem’me tell ya, he sent some pictures last night that are awesome. He gave me permission to use them here on the blog. His name is Drew Smith of  Drew Smith Photography

There are so many gorgeous pictures. Everyone of them worth framing.
How about some of Mike and Marc fishing off the Frankfort pier?


Click on the thumbnails to see the full size pictures