Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lake Michigan

I took a drive to the lake at lunchtime
I don't work far from Lake Michigan

It takes a long cold spell for this lake to freeze
in another month the water will start to turn blue again. 

One of these days I'll take my camera and shoot 
some of the houses near this park. 
If they don't shoot me first!

Wealth beyond your imagination.
It truly is not a life I would want to live but 
it is interesting to see those mansions on the lake. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Smebuary!!!!

What a difference a day makes!


I left work at 
2:00 PM

Got home at 4:30
Not too bad
considering the visibility

I am ready for spring

It's supposed to show for the next three days...

Oh Goody!

Ahhh Home Sweet Home!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

End of the day

Last nights commute

There was a haze over the sun that made for this scene.

With all the chatter last week about blown highlights I am now very aware of what happens when I point my camera right at the sun. 
I won't stop doing it though.

This one came out of the cell phone. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013


I met this artist (Nedobeck) up in Wisconsin at an art fair in Racine.

It was slow day and we got to talking so he took the picture I bought and started to draw on the back. 

He is a totally sweet, kind human being!!
His whimsical art is just a joy to look at so I can't help but wonder,
where does that come from?

I mean... look at this thing... who thinks that up??

And because I love all things "Cat"

This will be a prized possession.

I truly love water color and I am absolutely no good at it. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Change

It's supposed to snow big time tonight. 
We'll see...
Every channel has a different story.

I will just not think about it!

Instead, I am going through my Hawaii pictures 
and it feels nice and warm!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Antrim Coast ~ Note Card Party

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying

'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

Linking to Note Card Party


I was going to post a picture of 
this mornings commute but...

I changed my mind
You don't want to see it.
Sideways snow etc.

Instead a couple of photos that clearly depict the weather.
My precious ponds frozen over.
I don't even want to put the garbage out.
Windchill will be way below zero tonight.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Just down the street about a quarter mile

Is a pretty spring fed lake

It's mostly frozen over now but a nice spot to catch a sunset. 
I took these a few minutes ago.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Winter is holding on here

We get a day or two in the forties and then 
down to below twenty degrees.
Took these today by the boat launch on Long Lake.

The ice is very unsafe but you will still find 
die hard ice fishermen taking a risk.

I'm gonna stay in the rest of the weekend and read.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The kitty

This is where I hide when mommy is mad at me
I am invisable here

If I do a bad thing like bite or "something else"
Mommy might raise her voice
and then I hide
She can't see me here
I wait here until she calls me with a soft voice
then I get petted

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Okay, I have enough snow pictures to bore you all for weeks
but, I thought I would change it up a bit
with a little trip to Key West.

A room with a view

My description of Duval St. is
Bar... Gift shop... Bar with gift shop...
Gift shop with Bar...
Ice cream... Ice cream with gift shop...
Bar with live music... 
Key Lime Pie.


Kinda cool

Even cooler

Way Cool!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Neighbors

Just a few minutes from my subdivision is a small farm
with lots of cows

I was out to capture the snow on the trees and 
noticed this lady 
looking at me

It came to my mind she had way too many legs!

Here is the reason why.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Snowman

Look who I ran into yesterday!

I went out early just as the sun was starting to break through the clouds
I knew once the sun was full out the stuff would 
start melting off the trees fast.
So I headed toward my favorite shopping area and in the process a few spots where I like to take pictures.

I missed the entrance to the park and had to take a detour. 
And there he was!

It was like he just walked out of the woods. 
Do you believe in love at first sight?

Friday, February 8, 2013


Outside my window last night

with the flash.

Happy Dance!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Winter Wishes

I was wishing for snow

This is my commute home today

I took just under three hours
Normal is thirty minutes

Through the windshild

A wonderland

The beauty of God's creations

I could let this just pass by

Or record it
With my cell phone by the way

Here we are, it's dark now
The home stretch.

I'm snug as a bug now and happy I got some real snow!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Finally some snow

I love when there is a cover of snow on the ground out my window. 
I get to see all the critter prints and the view is so pretty.

You can see a few trees were lost in the drought last summer
on the left.

Since I returned from Florida the temps have been very erratic. It was in the 60's and rained for two days and now it is downright frigid. 
Everything is frozen solid with ice. Windows and vents etc.
Hopefully this week it will warm up a bit. 
Have a Great rest of the weekend!