Thursday, January 29, 2009

A short trip out to the island

Something almost rare for me,a drive over to the island. It only takes three to six minutes to get there from my home,but I seldom cross the bridge.
This day,I was on a mission to collect a few sea-shells for a class of Michigan third grade students.I had a fine time crawling around in the sand,looking for little treasures.
I also had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of my surroundings.EVERY time I go out there,I wonder why I don't go more often.
I hope the students get even a tiny taste of the way it makes me feel to be on the island. Some evidence of the awesome power of nature.
Broken bridges,like hearts,can eventually be mended.
A snapshot of puppy love.
When your world is very small.
There is no hunger,
no war,
no politics.
Only each other.

Sometimes it can be so tough to remember when life was so simple.
But it is still easy for me to see the beauty and miracles that surround me daily.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More from New Years Eve

You can explore the shed pretty well if you click to enlarge the photo.

Carl Jr. and Toni,still in love after almost four years.
As you can see,we are quite the sophisticated family;)
More and more folks showed up during the day and night.
Plenty of beer,bottle rockets,and barbecue!
I think our celebration lasted for around fifteen or sixteen hours.
We are fortunate to have some very fun and friendly neighbors!

Monday, January 12, 2009


This about sums it up for me for the last few days. I am in need of some peace and quiet.
Ever feel the need for that? Nothing major going on,just some residual holiday stress I guess.
Did you know that even happy life events cause stress? How about that.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

early new years eve

Saving new years eve with my little Fuji camera.
My neighbor Cindy's Azaleas,looking very pretty in the sun.

Mockingbird nest in the Youpon(sp?)Holly outside my bedroom window.

Toni,Carl Jr.,and My Wanda. Getting the party started.