Not the leaning Tower of Pisa!

There it is in all it’s glory.

We love this tree.

It has never stopped leaning.

Mike tried, and tried – I didn’t!


See how foggy it was at 9:54?  Well, now at 10:12, it is sunny and bright outside.

There’s another leaning tree

The leaning cherry tree.  It produces exactly 2 cherries every year. Mike always wants to cut it down. Yet I think that it deserves to live. First of all, it does not take any “important”  space away from anyone and second, it has withstood the punishing winds off Lake Michigan. Pushed over by the bully, it keeps producing a crop, so to speak.

Everybody – have a great day!  I am going to work on cottages 🙂

Weather Report and other news

Late last night, the wind started blowing from the west.   It came through my window in waves – very loud waves of air coming through.  It woke me up a few times but I was too tired to close the window.

For the last couple of days it has been raining hard and leaves have come off the trees.  My car is covered in yellow pine needles and his morning, when Mike and I were rolling the trash cans to the curb, I saw that one of the very big pine trees in front of the cottages had broken in half.  So now there’s half a tree standing there looking pitiful and the other half is laying on the ground.

Another sign that cold season is on its way is the amount of catalogs that have been piling up on my dining room table, hehe

This is the “water hole”  where the boys use to play with their African animals many years ago.  All traffic stopped until they were done playing, lol

Debris and chairs laying around everywhere.  My lantern with it’s glass chimney broke as well

And of course I have to show a picture of the impatiens pots in front of the little cottages.  We have not had any frost,  hence the impatiens are still going strong. Yay!

One last look at the box by # 6 with my homage to the San Francisco drag queens 😉

As some of you know, this is my favorite season and my favorite kind of weather.  However, the weather woman promised us nice, sunny weather starting tomorrow afternoon and going strong through the entire week.  All of this will be wonderful for the Fall Festival starting tomorrow in Beulah 🙂

Our 3 for 2 special is going to go on until we close in early November!!

The People in my Tree

Since I have been outside to check things out, I think I should show you these guys

The little sailors were given to the boys by their Uncle Nick when we first moved here.
Mike found them while cleaning the garage a few weeks ago and hung them in the birch tree.

I have no idea how we got to have the little girl there on the far left.