A Few From the Frozen North
This little Chickadee is lucky to have friends on the island . . . like Clark Bloswick!
Two of my favorite Mackinac Island children – Joan Barch’s grandchildren (Jordan and Jenavieve). They took leftover pumpkins from the summer garden and put them in the woods for the deer and squirrels.
Island friend Molly McGreevy got this great shot from the air as she traveled back to the island from St. Ignace. It’s Canada Steamship Lines’ Frontenac passing under the bridge. The Frontenac has been hauling frieight on the Great Lakes for almost 50 years.
From Tom Chambers – an icy view showing Trinity Church on Fort Hill in the foreground and the steeple of Little Stone Church on Cadotte Avenue in the background. Brrrrrr . . . . .
A great story and video about the Ice Bridge – and all its dangers! http://www.9and10news.com/story/28047180/the-ice-bridge-connecting-saint-ignace-and-mackinac-island-opens
A Few From Lake Blackshear
Lake Blackshear friend Marianne Lashley shared that the Camellias are blooming at the lake. I bet our old yard is full of these pink and white blossoms right now. I miss Camellias . . . and Marianne!
Another Lake Blackshear friend, Samille Posey, has been posting a photograph of sunsets from her dock each day. This one though was a sunset from the other side of the ri’vah at our favorite hangout, Booger Bottom. I miss Booger Bottom . . . and Samille!
And A Few from Sunny Florida!
The final pieces of our family room furniture came – the coffee table – which is really a very old trunk from Indonesia (it took five months to get here) and two small ottomans that will give us extra seating when we need it! I wish that old trunk could talk. Oh, the stories it could tell!
A beautiful Sunday morning . . . .
. . . . a perfect day to walk out through the Nature Preserve . . .
. . . to watch Ted and Blake launch the kayaks . . .
. . . and head south on the Intracoastal.
Things we saw walking back from the dock . . . red berries (wonder if they are edible).
Other docks – the tides come and go under our walkway, so sometimes there’s a lot of water underneath, and other times it’s practically dry.
This elegant Egret resting in the top of a mostly dead tree.
The “not fun” part of kayaking!
Back at the house. Little Maddie – waiting on her daddy to come back.
A Story to Tell – the “Other” Lowell
All of you who are regular readers know Lowell Greene, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world and someone who loves the island almost as much as we do. You’ve read about him, seen his comments and photos of him and his sweet Faye for many years now.
But . . . there is another Lowell in my life!
His name is Lowell H., and he’s been a Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog fan for almost as long as Lowell G. (except that Lowell H. does his commenting through email, not directly on the blog). Lowell H. was born in Michigan and loves Mackinac. Although I feel as though I know him and his wife Amy almost as well as Lowell G. and Faye, you readers don’t know him at all.
Phone rings Friday morning, and it’s Lowell H. He and Amy are traveling back to their home in North Carolina from Key West, and they’re staying the night in Palm Coast. What are the chances we could get together?
Are you kidding me?! I’ve been corresponding with this gentleman for over six years and have never laid eyes on him!
So, Saturday morning Ted, Blake and I meet them at their hotel for breakfast, and we spend almost two hours talking our heads off and just having the best time! Thank you, thank you, Lowell and Amy, for calling and making this meeting happen – it was awesome!
Sunday love and hugs to you all!