A Splendid Day

Today was a splendid day indeed.

april 20132

No, the sun didn’t shine 😦
It rained hard this afternoon.  And that’s actually a welcome sight.  Finally, the snow is moving west.  West you say?  Yes, I heard there was a blizzard somewhere in Colorado today…

What I feel is so great about this day is the concert outside.  Oh there was singing and swooping and nest-building going on;  a huge herd of deer was feeding in the backyard. Of course, you guessed it, by the time I took out my camera, the herd was on the move again.

Welcome back to the Wayfarer – magnificent singers 🙂

Rain – Puddles = Fun!

We had somewhat of a dry spell and very hot days.  Something like 82 degrees for a couple of days in a row and I wilt like an Iris without water 😉

It rained early this morning. Yay!

So here is my little buddy Jude.  Some of you might remember him from an entry here last year.  Well Jude is back and having a great time…

Hmmm, are they looking?

Will I get in trouble?

Nobody’s watching.

Rain

I cannot believe I am saying this, but I am happy to hear the rain tapping on my windows.

We haven’t had any rain for the entire month of September and I believe August as well.  We needed it.  Very considered of St. Peter not to let it rain until the roof was completely finished.

Bear is sitting outside on the stoop, almost out of the rain, enjoying the view, I think.  It’s dark.  How much does a dog see when it’s pitch dark? There he sits, gets sprinkled on and comes inside periodically, waiting for me to grab two bath mats and dry him off.   Then he ambles back outside, only to come back inside 10 minutes later.  I think he enjoys the massage.

Bear’s special friend Sharon and her husband Tom have left for the last time this year and he was a bit upset when he wandered down to their cottage one morning and they were no longer there.    But soon enough old friends of his from last fall, Ralph and his wife Wilda, arrived from West Virginia and took over where Sharon and Tom left off.

Now Bear sits in front of Ralph’s cottage whenever he and his wife are not fishing and is waiting to be fed some toast with butter, that spoiled brat, hehe

Tonight we are looking forward to hosting the boys men of N.M.G.E starting tomorrow evening.  Let’s hope that the weather now turns nice again, just like the weatherman promised this morning, so that the guys have a great time golfing, eating and drinking.

Sky

We have some interesting skies here in Michigan.  I wish I knew how to take GOOD pictures of the sky.

This morning as I was messing around with my vacancy/no vacancy sign for the umpteenth time, I saw this:

the sky across Sis' field

the sky across Sis’ field

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Although it looked pretty dark and scary for a few minutes, the clouds went away and the sky is now a brilliant, lazy blue.
It rained hard last night. That’s how we like it. It is perfect for sleeping and in the morning everything has a fresh, clean new face and the guests can go and enjoy the beach or the dunes or the shops or, or, or…  🙂

And this evening this is what I saw in the north western sky

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Oh look there’s a light on in cottage 7’s kitchen 😉