Sunday, September 14, 2014

Irish Music Fest and Montague Weathervane

This weekend was Michigan Irish Music Fest. A good time was had by one and all. A sampling of pictures...don't forget, you can click on them to make larger.

Park on the way from the hotel to the Fest.



Highland Games



Before heading home on Sunday, we went to Montague to see the world's largest weather vane. It is big.




For those into wine, the grocery store by the weather vane has a VERY large wine selection from around the world.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Surf's Up and Tree's Down

On Wednesday, the surf was up on the Big Lake. 




When we were on the beach, there were a couple swimmers, but no surfers. The Tribune has more pictures, including surfers, here: http://www.grandhaventribune.com/gallery/1114101

The dying tree on the property between our neighbor and her neighbor came down on Friday. We were very impressed with the skill of the men taking the tree down. It is a very tight space and it was amazing how fast and neat they brought it down.






Note the log falling.





This is going to change the amount of sunlight our garden gets in a good way. The right field flower garden will remain a shade garden. But the partial shade areas may move to partial sun. The area where I have my pots for tomatoes and peppers will now definitely be in full sun.

We clearly have had enough rain - mushroom in the grass.


Pink is doing very well. She appears to like her new home.




Friday, September 5, 2014

Pictures

Last night Jack and I went to a wonderful presentation at the library on taking pictures.

"Learning to See Creatively" presented by http://www.imagesbyjennifer.net/

So on the way home I took some pictures. Sadly, all the pictures I took using zoom didn't turn out so I'll have to figure out what was up with that.

FYI In case you didn't know, you can click on the picture to see it larger.

 It was the time of day with "magic light."






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GH Gardens

Jack on bench with homeless Jesus. You know...someday Jack on bench...


Pink. New to our garden. She will be five feet tall when full grown.


A sampling of gardens around town that make me happy when I'm out walking.














Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pirates, Music, Sales, and More

Pirates came to town about a week ago. Instead of the library, Jack played on the waterfront with the jam group, pirate themed. Walk the Beat music event had hundreds of musicians playing all around town. There was a sidewalk sale and fine art sale. As my mother would say, "busy, busy, busy."

Random pictures for your enjoyment...