Saturday, May 30, 2009

Unplanned Hiatus

Due to technical difficulties, (again), Petoskey Daily Photo will be on hiatus for a while. We have finally diagnosed the problem, but now have to find the fix! I hope to be back soon, but for now, thank you for visiting, and check back often to see if we're back in the loop! I'll be checking for comments and email if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks so much for being a part of this journey with me!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Michigan's State Flower

Is the Apple Blossom. These are a few apple blossoms from my front yard--the very first apple blossoms I've had on my trees! It is very exciting, as we've had them for 4 years with nary a blossom to be found before. They are beautiful, as you can see, with a dark pink bud that opens to a creamy white/pink blossom. Hope you're enjoying the day today. We're enjoying the rain which should bring the fire danger down considerably.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flowers are Yummy

The Sweet Woodruff is blooming. The flowers are so good, especially on berries. I have a cookbook, actually several, on flowers that are edible, and this is one of the prettiest recipes that I've ever seen. And yes, I did enjoy them quite a bit!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Famous Visitor

If anyone recognizes this car, you'll know what an exciting thing it was for my daughter--she loved seeing it. We were pulling in to the grocery store, and there it was in the parking lot! For those of you who don't know who this is: it is a replica of "Herbie", the Love Bug. There were 6 movies made about Herbie, all of which my children thoroughly enjoyed. It was such a momentous event!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Spring in Petoskey is one of the most glorious times of the year! After a long winter, seeing green again is wonderful, and this year was especially so since we had snow for almost 5 months! The waterfront is green and lovely, and the water is so beautiful and blue. (Can you tell I've been starved for color? White does get rather monotonous!) It is still on the cool side, but in the 60's, and one day we even had 85 degrees! So fun! I hope you enjoy the waterfront with me!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tulip Time!

These red beauties are near the waterfall park. It was a gorgeous day yesterday, so we had a picnic. Since I was out of town a few days, it seems like everything started blooming and the trees burst into leaf in the 3 days I was gone! Petoskey is a beautiful place right now!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Business...New Ideas!

Today, I met Josh, an enterprising gentleman in Petoskey. He drives the new Petoskey Pedicab--great for the environment, and I'm sure great exercise for him! He carries passengers from the downtown, the waterfront, and the Bay View area to each of the others. It looks like so much fun! I must say "Bravo" to him as Petoskey is built on a HILL! There is no where to go without riding up a hill either on the way there or the way back. Josh, good luck with your business and I hope it goes well!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Unique Art Show

A quick visit to the Library, and a great surprise--an art show to visit. This art show is in the courtyard and are done by the students of Lakeview Academy. Pictures of the area, thoughts by the students, and their ideas in lots of color--and shoes! Each art piece has a pair of shoes (my son's favorite were the spray painted leopard slippers) each painted very brightly with quotes on each piece. It is quite fun to see and interesting to read. If you have a chance, check it out!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Spring is springing up!

I love flowers, and hyacinths are one of my favorites. The deer won't eat them, they smell amazing, and they are so cheery and bright. You can always tell how far we are into Spring we are by what flowers are blooming. Right now, the daffodils are almost done, the hyacinths are blooming, and the tulips are starting. Gorgeous! I wish we had smell-a-puter for you all to enjoy these today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Can you Imagine?

Having your front yard look like this in the Spring? Wouldn't that be lovely? This is a front yard of a lucky homeowner in Petoskey who has a carpet of blue every spring. So pretty!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Put a little Light on the Subject

Petoskey's downtown is know as the Gaslight District, as there are old fashioned gaslights all along the sidewalks and on buildings and such. This is one example that I really like; it is very solid, yet delicate looking, like a lot of Victorian architecture, something we have several examples of in Petoskey. Enjoy a "light" day today!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Hidden Staircase

I think that was a title of a Nancy Drew book that I loved reading as a girl. (If you still count me as a girl, I'm still reading them.) This is one of the entrances to the Noggin Room in the Perry Hotel. I just loved the windows and the stairs going down. Just an intriguing way to get to the basement floor!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

As a mother, this is a special day, so I'm showing you a picture of one of the most special people. My daughter and I went around Petoskey and took pictures the other day and I caught this one without her knowing. She loves our town as much as I do and loves that there are so many things to do and see here. I hope today that you enjoy your town and your mother!

Friday, May 8, 2009

We're back in Business!

And the Wright brothers were in the late 1800's! I researched what I could, but the main Wright Brothers Cycle Company was in Dayton, OH, so I don't know how they came to have a branch here in Petoskey. I hope to find out someday and I'll let you know more then! In the meantime, enjoy the picture, the sunshine, and a picture of me in the window!