Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The U.P. You all need to pack your bags!

Morning breaks on Au Train Lake,  Michigan
We have discovered the U.P. and love the area
We made the decision 
 24 hours later off we went.
We hit the fall color peak week

The Au Train Falls really amazed me
the falls are huge slabs of rock that fill the river
Marley and Mike had a great time fishing
 I sat and knitted under the shade tree
and played with the camera

Marquette Michigan is a great collage town
they take pride and plant beautiful flower beds to greet you

our side of the lake was just starting to color...looking across the lake was a sea of color
Oh I will miss those lazy days as I return to work......

Marley is ready to go again.....

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Barn

photo credit Kelsie Berg Photography

photo credit Kelsie Berg Photography

This is The Barn
owners John and Joni Yoder remodeled this for their daughter's wedding last spring. 
 Now they will be having a Vintage Flea Market each Spring and Fall. 
This past weekend was the first show and what a time we had. 
 Friday night it rained but the shoppers all came prepared in boots and carrying umbrella's.  
 Saturday we had a perfect day of sun and yet another wonderful crowd.  
The Barn and it's yard were filled with treasures.....
 Mike and I loved the venue....only 10 min. from our house. 
 We are looking forward to next spring!  
The photo's were quickly shot ....there just wasn't time to really get the shots I wanted.....
we were busy!

I hadn't painted in quite some time so I finally broke out the paints and painted old kitchen scales plus some cement trowels and a old dust pan.

old boards and candy tins
moldings and rusty springs make great vases!
door knob picture holder
hinge picture holders

we had lots of jewelry too....
spoon rings were very popular....
Mike had to quickly make more overnight!

I had lots of offers to buy my jewelry displays.....
maybe another thing to add to our selling list!

We thank the Yoder's for their hospitality
what a wonderful event!

Next for The Barn
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

VACATION! Gettin away from it all......

Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.

Yep this year we took a vacation.....rest and leisure....
we loaded the boat
threw Marley in the truck
headed for the UP  "Yooper land"

The 3 bears showed up at the restaurant for my birthday supper!

We stayed in Bergland  Bay
AJ's Walleye Resort
Lake Gogebic 
the UP's largest inland lake

 Mike fished 

 Marley napped......
played ball

We then moved Eastward to
Coleman's Resort
on Lake AuTrain
a five minute drive to Lake Superior

more fishing and lots of nature greeted us there
A bald eagle calls the lake his home.....you could hear his screeching all day

I was kept busy making hummer food......what a joy to sit and watch

Mama turkey feels right at home parading her brood through the yard and hanging out sunbathing....
Marley and I did beg a boat ride....
I loved the colors of the water
the flora growing under the surface



time flies so fast......

there were signs that autumn is upon us...

my favorite August snack
oh the trips we had in the Colorado Mts gathering these beauties

Kodah says
ya all come back!