Monday, November 24, 2008

That's My World Tuesday

Out and about running errands the other day, I drove by the Perma-Log company in the small town of Mio. If you are not familiar with Perma-Log, it is a form of stucco log siding and it is claimed that it will last a lifetime. Around here where I live, you see a lot of cabins that have Perma-Log siding. In fact when my husband and I were in search of a house in this area three years ago, we looked at a couple of homes that had Perma-Log siding on them.

When we drove by the other day, I noticed a couple of other interesting things that they've done with the material that is used to make Perma-Log. There was a smaller scale Stonehenge, a couple of Easter Island heads, and what appears to be a house straight out of the Flintstones cartoon. I couldn't get a shot of the Stonehenge set up, thanks to fence blockage, but here are shots of a small cabin model, one of the smaller heads, and the Flintstones house.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Wow, is it Friday already? Where did the week go? Oh, that's right, I've been helping my husband repaint the entire downstairs of our house all week, that's why it's flown by. In the meantime, my housework has suffered big time. I guess that means I'll be restoring order around here today and hoping I'll get caught up before the weekend rolls in this afternoon.

Here's a shot I took during a camping trip to the upper peninsula in July. The sun is going down over Lake Superior, while a bug heads in for the night. ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

That's My World - Alpena

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Alpena is a port city located on Thunder Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. Shown above is the Thunder Bay River. You can see that some teenage boys are enjoying a swim. Of course, I took these photos back in July, when it was still warm enough to swim there. The building you see in the background is used to manufacture wood paneling. Whenever you drive by here, you can smell the wood in the air.

This is where the Thunder Bay River empties into Lake Huron.

Not quite sure what this building is, but I thought the mural was neat. The building backs up to the Thunder Bay River.

This is the Alpena National Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office and is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region. Some of the things they do here include research and restoration of fish and wildlife habitat of the Great Lakes.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mystery Bug

In my entire life, I have never seen this bug. That was until an unseasonably warm night about two weeks ago. My mom and I were leaving my aunts house and as we were walking down her steps, my mom noticed this huge bug laying there. I'd guess it was almost 2 inches long. Have you ever seen one of these before? If so, what on Earth is it??

Monday, November 10, 2008

That's My World - Miss Liberty

My husband does sub-contract work for a company called Moran Iron Works. The owner, Tom, builds a new statue every year. These statues are kept a surprise all year, and then get unveiled during the Independence Day parade. His latest unveiling was this Miss Liberty. Tom builds these, but he is not a painter, so guess who gets to do the paint work? Yep, that would be my husband. This statue now sits in front of a Subway in Onaway, Michigan.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

We have had spectacular springlike weather here, so on Tuesday I took a quick overnight trip to Lake Superior to spend some time with family and break in my new camera. On my way home last night, I arrived to cross the Mackinac Bridge at just the right time. I just wish it would have been a full moon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

That's My World - Old Presque Isle Light

Here in Michigan there are lots and lots of lighthouses. I've only been to a few of them, but someday I hope to visit them all. This one here, the Old Presque Isle Light, is supposedly haunted. I've been out here twice and have never been a witness to any strange goings on, but you can read about the history of the hauntings here if you are interested.