Sunday, October 12, 2008
We had our indian summer this weekend, glorious days filled with warm sunshine. Although I went out to the beach for a bit yesterday I didn't take any photographs - just sat in my chair thinking, contemplating, taking it all in. There's definitely a different feel to being out there at this time of year, and many of the people who had come out were having fun, playing amid the snow fences the DNR is in the process of putting up; 'IT' is coming as much as I do not want to face it.
My photo, above, was taken while I was in Florida, a different atmosphere there too during the week although the weekends still bring out crowds of people. I enjoy the solitude so much.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The other day being a gloomy one I spent some time browsing around a favorite antique mall, here a few of the treasures I picked up. The small ledger book was used as a diary, unfortunately just a few pages of entries and no author attributed. However, I find this one fascinating, a peek into history:
"War ended Nov. 11, 1918. It ws the 11 mo. 11 da. & 11 hr. peace was signed. Lake Linden* had a big celebration, stores closed, mills, etc. Large parade in the afternoon. In the evening the C. & H. made a bonfire at the Caledonia park, crowds of people were present, 3 bands played & everybody singing & shouting. The bonfire consisted of 100 bbls. of oil & on the very top they had the kaiser & the crown prince displayed."
*Lake Linden a small town in the upper peninsula of Michigan).
And, in case anyone (?!!) reading this wonders why I am not working, I am waiting for the call to see if I am to go in this afternoon - my doctor has been on jury duty for the past week and a half. Supposedly, hopefully, things were to have wrapped up sometime today.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Yesterday was just a red flag kind of day. High winds at the Lake made it impossible to sit and relax at the beach. I was stung by a bee, a big bumblebee, on the shoulder and today the hurt and swelling tremendous. Lots of antihistamines have me so groggy that's all I wanted to do was sleep in the sun, unfortunately it didn't happen there.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Life has a way of getting away from one, especially when difficulties make going forward a very hard upward battle. It's having to dig deep to find the real meaning in the everyday that I'm trying to recall. Onward, I hope!
This photo taken at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park a few weeks ago following my neice's wedding there, my youngest son Joe and I.