Friday, January 17, 2014

Stained Glass



I am going to be making a mosaic stepping stone for my garden when spring comes.  In the meantime, I've been collecting broken pieces of stained glass, broken pieces of tile and ceramic plates, and other odds and ends, to complete the project with.  Here's a few pieces of broken stained glass.  I love all the pretty colors and textures!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dryer Lint Balls


Our dryer quit on us today.  When my husband disassembled it to see if it was fixable, we found these behind the barrel, perfectly shaped little spheres of various sizes.  Quite odd, but also quite curious.  Playing around with them, my daughter and I made a miniature solar system out of them using a tangerine as the sun. Neat aren't they?  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

R.I.P. Cheyenne


Today I will remember our precious family dog, Cheyenne.  She passed away early this morning, succumbing to cancer.  We will truly miss her.

Monday, February 18, 2013

All Dressed Up


My daughter and her friends were playing dress up with our puppy using her doll clothes.  Not the best quality pic, but cute none-the-less.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunrise Over Paradise



I went on a weekend getaway to the Upper Peninsula last summer.  The first night we were there we stayed in the little town of Paradise.  I was lucky to be up at sunrise to catch the sun coming up over Whitefish Bay, which is a part of Lake Superior, and not too far from where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Monarch


I love Monarch butterflies.  So peaceful and so graceful.  We have tons of milkweed around our home, so I am never lacking in opportunities to photograph them.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Neo


This is my dog Neo.  He is very hard to photograph because he is so full of energy.  I was lucky to catch this one after we had been playing with the ball.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunshine For A Rainy Day


It will be several months before we get to see any sunflowers in bloom, so I thought this would be a nice reminder of warm days on this rainy and snowy winters day.

Sunday, February 10, 2013



Thunder Bay Island - Alpena, Michigan

Winter Gray


After a recent snowfall, we then got some rain and warm temperatures.  That led to fog which gave me the perfect opportunity to capture this picture while I was out tooling around on one of our snowmobiles.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Old Barn

I live near this old barn and have watched it deteriorate over the years.  I have several pictures of it and plan to make a collage someday.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Purple

Looking west from St. Ignace, over Lake Michigan, at sunset.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Sunset


It has been the strangest winter here in northern Michigan.  We've had barely any snow, and it has been unseasonably warm. In fact it was over 40° here today, and tomorrow it's supposed to be just as warm.  While I like the warmer temps, and not having a bunch of snow on the ground, it won't be good for the plant life this summer when we have a drought from the lack of moisture.