Monday, June 29, 2009

Dark Clouds

There's a storm comin'......

But we really need the rain, so that's a good thing.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

City Photo Blog Day --- Where is Amir?

I know it is not the first of the month, but today the City Photo Blog community is posting a picture in support of Amir, blogger from Tehran. Today, CDP Bloggers from all over the world are coming together to hold a special 'blog day' to draw attention to recent protests in Iran. Our posts feature the color green, which is the color of Moussavi's reform movement. Why? Because Amir is missing and his blog sits idle and it has been reported that he has been imprisoned. This is a great reminder to all of the knowledge we gain when we view things from another perspective, whether that perspective is in Tehran, Sydney, London, Petoskey, or Buenos Aires. We can all learn from each other and be friends, even though we may not always agree on everything. It also reminds me personally that freedoms that I take wholly for granted are not enjoyed by all. A sobering reminder.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Glorious Day on the Bay

On such a day as this, one of the best places to be is on the bay in a sailboat. It is lovely and blue, the bay's waves are not whitecapped, and the breeze is strong enough to get you where you want to go. It is quiet and peaceful and wherever you're headed, it will take you a while to get there, so you have to slow down and just enjoy yourself.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fit for a King

We were down at the water today, and found this "chair" looking out over the bay and ready and waiting to be sat upon. I haven't been in town of late, so I haven't been there to take my daily pictures! So sorry! I try to take pictures whenever I'm in town, but I've been doing some projects at home and haven't been in town this week. But the projects are done and things are back to normal, so we should be good to go! See you tomorrow!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Fashion Statement

This model in the window at Monarch has a unique fashion look. Her dress is made entirely out of lavender and her scarf is made of hydrangeas. It is really a beautiful look, and very creative! I happen to absolutely LOVE lavender, so this one is right up my alley. Now if I could just figure out how to make it in my size......

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Taking a Ride

The bike path around Petoskey is lovely this time of year, and with over 30 miles one just one trail, there is a lot to explore. You can ride along the waterfront, around the bay to Harbor Springs, or south to Charlevoix as well. Or, for the very adventurous, you can start in Charlevoix and bike to Harbor Springs, taking in all the beauty along the way!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Get all your Ducks (Or Geese) in a Row

These Canada geese looked like they were taking a break on the bay. They were on the beach area and swam our farther when they heard us coming. There were plenty of goslings in the group, so perhaps they can't stay as close to the beach as they normally would. They are quite pretty, but loud and when they are at a beach, you really should watch where you walk!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Simple Seaweed

Down along the bike path, there are places you can stop and walk down to the water's edge, and here we did just that. It was very beautiful and the seaweed was waving gracefully under the water. I wish I had video to show you its beauty, but you'll have to be content with a picture and use your imagination.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

It was a gorgeous day! And there was a breeze, the kites took off beautifully, and it was warm and sunny. ( I did forget the sunscreen, but it was worth the small sunburn to be out on today! The bottom picture is at the Open Space by the waterfront where there is plenty of room to fly kites. The top picture is a field a few miles out of town that is perfect--no kite-eating trees to be found anywhere!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Okay, I think this is it!

A gorgeous sunset on our difficulties, I believe! The sun was going down the other night and it was just beautiful. Thankfully, all of our technical difficulties have been addressed and we are back up and running once more. Welcome back! (Oh, it is finally feeling like summer around here--I wore something sleeveless yesterday!)