Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Strange Leaf

I took a walk in the woods the other day and noticed this strange leaf. It almost looks as if the smaller brown leaf fell and embedded itself into the bigger green leaf, but upon closer inspection, it looks as though the brown leaf was a growth off the green leaf. Whatever happened, it was an interesting shot.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Misty Morning

I've always wanted to take a picture of this old house, so I finally made a stop last week and took a few shots. This was the best of them. I just love the way the fog gives it an eerie feel.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I took a walk in the woods yesterday and found loads of mushrooms. I love taking pictures of mushrooms because they are so easy to photograph. Here's a trio that looks like they are straight out of a fairy land.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Under The Bridge

This morning Michael and I set out with the kids with full intentions on going to Knaebe's Apple Farm in Roger's City, but we missed our turn. I was going to turn back but Michael suggested a drive up to Mackinaw City since it was such a beautiful day. I love going to Mackinaw City and since the height of tourist season is over, it was on to Mackinaw we went. I have always wanted to catch a photo of a freighter going under the Mackinac Bridge, but the timing has always been off. Well, today, as soon as we pulled into the park near the bridge, I finally got my chance. Unfortunately, the quality of the photo is not the greatest, but the timing was almost perfect...

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Tribute To My Grandpa

My grandma planted these hens and chicks in this boot, which belonged to my grandpa, years ago. I think it was before he passed away on June 11, 1991, but I am not certain. My grandma gave the hens and chicks boot to my aunt a few years after, then my aunt added the sign as a tribute. This boot has been around for a long time, so I am surprised it and it's inhabitants have held up for so long.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Written In Sand

A little message from my daughter. She wrote this in the sand on a Lake Superior beach this past June.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hello Dragonfly

This little guy was following me around a few weeks ago and landed on my shirt. I gently put my hand down to him and he walked on to my fingers. He was not shy at all.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Boy Scout Garage Sale

Going to garage sales is a major hobby of mine. It is also how I make my money. This picture is from a garage sale I went to on Labor Day weekend. The sale is an annual event hosted by the Boy Scouts, and it takes up an entire city block. This was the first time I had ever gone to this sale, but since I have found it, I will be sure to go back every year from now on. Not only do I find things for my shop, I am also helping a good cause.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bear Claw

It has been a while since I've been able to get here on my blog to post a little something. With the wrap up of summer came a weekend trip to the amusement park with my kids, then my daughter's 7th birthday, and finally Labor Day weekend which was spent going to garage sales, shopping for school supplies, and spending time with family. It has been a whirlwind for sure.

Anyhow, this picture was captured during our weekend out of town. We spent the day visiting a couple different lighthouses on the eastern Lake Michigan shoreline. My husband, Michael, just happened to look down and see this ant hole that appears to have the shape of a bear paw print.