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

Jimmy, the new man in my life!

I am thinking that Mike better watch out…

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Jimmy!


He brought me flowers EVERY day that he was here this year.   And with the cutest giggle,  he accepted a Thank – You – Hug every day.
Jimmy’s parents have come to stay at the Wayfarer long before he or his older brothers were born.

Jimmy and his brothers are some of the most enjoyable of our young guests we have.  They play so nice and peaceful together.
No unnecessary noise, just nice and peaceful.

Johnny in the hammock and Joey posing for this picture

Joey, the oldest of the brothers

Johnny “in the middle”

Now that I think about it, most of our younger guests were quite enjoyable this season.

Aromatherapy!

Forget the fake stuff. No matter how much money you spend at any given store for aroma, you can’t get it right unless you actually bake that apple pie, wash that white laundry or  have those flowers  in the house.  You must walk through the meadows and along the shorelines to smell the meadow-y or the beach-y smell we all love.  Anything else is a waste of money.  I can’t wait to drive through the cherry orchards, the apple orchards, through the woods to get my very own aromatherapy.

Go outside people and enjoy what you have. And if you live where there’s nothing good to smell,
come up here to Benzie County and stay with me at the Wayfarer.
But don’t come into my kitchen because my nose just discovered a rotten lemon, blech!

Subliminal message? 😆

Smell the beach

smell the water

smell the trees

And here are some guests sitting down, smelling the proverbial roses,
enjoying some vino and cheese.
That’s how you relax!

I took a first look inside the cottages today and I must say, I am getting excited about having people come and stay next week.