Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018


This is what can happen when you let a three-year-old borrow your phone.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018


 I picked up this desk at the end of the road before the trash men took it.

I cleaned it up, added a coat of paint, and found it a place in my extra bedroom.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Friends Lydia and Kaziah, from the west side of the state, are collecting lighthouses this summer. Several of us who live on the east side joined them on Saturday to visit the lighthouses at Sturgeon Point and Tawas Point. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018


From the right angle the upstairs bedroom looks pretty good.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


 This picture is strange enough that it must have a deeper meaning--a commentary about some issue or injustice. Otherwise, why would a baby be sitting in a high chair on a lonely dirt road with a tractor and a backhoe in the background?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Two more books

Two more notable ebooks that I've consumed lately are The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.

The Book Thief takes place in Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Through the voice of an unconventional narrator, it tells the story of a young girl learning the power of words.

Snow Flower, set in China in the nineteenth century, follows the lives of two young girls. The author depicts the customs and beliefs of the time, including foot-binding, without imposing twenty-first century western values on its characters. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dog and baby

 Della gets a little jealous when Libby pays attention to Abel instead of her.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


 Tawas Point State Park

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Stormy sky

Tawas Point State beach cleared out quickly when these clouds blew in. The sky was amazing, but when the lightning started, I sought shelter.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018