For some reason, I thought that camera batteries never wear out.  I would just put it in it’s little charger and use it over and over again.  Well apparently that isn’t so, grrrrrrr…

Until I find the money for a new battery – I have a savings account but it’s only for my Disney trips 😆   hehe –
You’ll have to look at pictures from last fall.

Going west on River Road

Crystal Lake

The back yard.

I may have already written that somewhere but it bears repeating:  the colors are so much brighter this year.  The oranges, reds and yellows are blazing.

This October has 5 weekends and so many days between those weekends, you should come up to Benzie County and visit 😉
Autumn is the best time of year to visit the many wineries and have a taste of their magic!

Yikes, no title?

To make you all a little jealous, here is the weather report for the Wayfarer.  It has been sunny and warm, something like mid 80’s during the days and mid 50’s at night with a nice breeze, heheh.   Ok, continue sweltering in the cities.

And now on to today’s subject.

I just couldn’t help myself this afternoon.  I had to pull out my flip camera and get some footage of the new alpacas.
So I started to make the alpaca, come here sounds” and they all came looking at the dork that was standing there, calling them over.  I love how they all seem to have different looks and personalities and are so cute and cuddly and for sale…
Since I can’t seem to get the video to post on here, click on this link and enjoy. It is shakier than I thought it would be.
Here is another little video of the alpacas

this funny looking guy just loved tasting the weeping willow leaves

Gwen Frostic – a Benzie County Treasure

I am excited to tell you all that Gwen Frostic’s, after being neglected for many years and finally closed down for 7 months has opened it’s doors again.  Emerged from the mess has this beautiful place that is fun to be in and shop.  All the things that were created while Gwen Frostic was still alive are looking great  – see for yourselves:

It is obvious when driving by (on River Road half way between Benzonia and Elberta) that things have changed here and that there is someone at work who cares and loves this place …

Down at that level the printing is done

Just look at the neat rows of greeting cards, note pads, napkins, place mats, etc.

And there you have it, Gwen Frostic ! Go there and enjoy the art and the bird sanctuary.  Yes, there is a bird sanctuary. I am not sure how much of it is public – just ask.

House for Sale

One of my favorite houses is for sale and the 5 acres behind that house are for sale as well.  Located on River Road close to Benzonia, there it stands high on the hill looking so beautiful.

Ok, that isn’t it, hehe

Here we go:

View from the porch

kitchen. I had to take all the interior shots through the windows.

dining room

living room

The garage…

2000 sq feet on 5 acres = $ 399.900  hmmm…

The Betsie River

After shopping for groceries on Sunday, I pulled off to the side of River Road to take a good look at the River.

Still no signs of spring here. But still pretty

Can you see the fisherman on the left and right?
3 guys enjoying the torture of worms on a sunny Sunday 🙂

Here’s some nice, blue sky for ya 🙂