Saturday, November 27, 2010

After the Storm

Panorama of the front yard the day after the snowstorm

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snowed In

A very blustery snowy day in Batchawana indeed!  TransCanada Hwy 17 was closed between the Goulais River and Wawa so we were literally "Snowed In", a phrase that conjures up images of hot chocolate, a wood fire, and quiet endeavors like reading, baking, and watching movies.  And so we did!  I love "Snow Days"!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Canada Style

painting by Peter Black
Erich and I spent AmericanThanksgiving in Canada (Canadian Thanksgiving is the 2nd Monday in October).  It was just the two of us and we decided to be non-traditional so we had fish, fresh from Lake Superior, of course.  Just to add a touch of the Thanksgiving I know and love I stopped on my way to pick up cranberries for Mom's now famous Grand Marnier Cranberry Relish.  Sugar and orange zest and juice are the only other ingredients.  Now THAT's Thanksgiving!  Mmmmm.

Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, busiest shopping day of the I thought it appropriate that the Urban Dictionary "word of the day" would be:  Things-getting Day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Random Things Found

I saw this old boot at the mouth of the Bear River in Petoskey last month, laces waving with the current, covered in algae and silt.  Where's the other one?  Who was the owner?  How did it get there?  Just wondering...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Brother's Blog

A direct quote from my brother Dave's blog post of 11-3-10:
"...One question always hangs in my mind when I think of these bigoted so-called religious people who seem bent on taking away our they actually read these bibles they swing around? Because if they did they would see that this fella called Jesus, who is mentioned a few times in that book, is just about the biggest liberal this world has ever seen. How do they rectify that in their minds?

Let's see:
Jesus = anti war, pro poor people, anti rich people, turn the other cheek, hang out with the lowest classes of society and call them equal, love, peace, giving all you have, etc.
Which party does that sound like? Not the Tea Party, I can tell you that
Sounds more like John Lennon to me..."
Just in case this sounds out of context here is the link to the post:

Friday, November 5, 2010

First Snow!

In honor of this season's first snow (just a dusting), I'm
posting one of my favorite photos of last year's snow!
This photo was taken 1-30-10