The Beach this Morning

It is so dry and hot this summer, my flower boxes, even with the help of twice daily watering, are having a tough time making me happy.  So today, for the first time this season,  I bought Miracle Grow 😯

My plan was to keep my flowers fed with the help of a daily dose of coffee grounds. That actually works very well but now my flowers are pooped.

Long story short, I went into Frankfort to the Hardware store on Main Street and got the stuff.  One never goes into Frankfort without making the loop at the end of Main Street.

The beach was deserted this morning at 9:30.  Some birds were at the water’s edge and there were 2 guys playing with their paddle boards


Grey vs. green and shady

The beach is only about 600 yards away and the stairs are really almost done. Yay

Good Friday…a busy day!

It’s Good Friday, which means I better get myself ready for the first “no vacancy” weekend of the season.   The yard needed to be cleaned up so I went into town to buy some new rakes.  One for each boy! I love going to the hardware store downtown, it’s like a big social event down there.  Gossip is traded, jokes are told and one can get good tips for fixing this or that.

When my sister-in-law still lived here, she went to that very store, showed Randy a bent screw and asked him if he had a screw like that.  His answer “no, we do not sell screws like that, our screws are all straight”.    We love that place!

The hardware store After I left the hardware store with my shiny new rakes, I drove another block west to see Lake Michigan and that’s what I spotted there:

Barges on Lake Michigan, Frankfort Lighthouse

I am not sure what is going on there, I’ll have to call someone at city hall

Today is starting out to be a really beautiful day.  It is cold, but the sun is shining and the sky is a brilliant blue.  The birds are chirping like crazy – ready for some nice weather for a change.

We have a bunch of fishermen staying this week.  They come every year the week before Easter.  There’s always competition between their boats to see who got the biggest fish.  On the second day of their stay they hold a fish fry and everyone  is invited to join them.  They always have a good time.

LaCroix group

Do you see those happy faces?  Catching fish means they don’t have to go to the store and buy any to bring home 😉


The day slipped by as busy as we were.  It is evening now and most of our guests have checked in.  One more is on the way and we are off to FFF aka Friday Fish Fry.

I hope everyone is going to have a great weekend.  Happy Easter!