Sunday, November 28, 2010


Everyday is Thanksgiving in my mind.  I am so grateful: for family, for friends, for neighbors, and a home, jobs, and enough resources.  Thanks to everyone who could spend a little time here over the holiday weekend, and for those of you who couldn't get here, we missed you.  I have also found my camera again after 3 weeks of looking for it, so I can start blogging in earnest once again...tomorrow.  My kids and guests have all gotten safely back to their own beds now, so I can go to bed too.   

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Autumn in Michigan

It is late fall in Michigan. That means the trees have dropped their leaves, Don's tomatoes have finally frozen, and the cattails are shedding.  These are photos of Tobico Marsh in northern Bay County. I have a landfill site in the area and was out there last week.  The weather was perfect, about 65 degrees and bright sunshine.  There is something about fall that makes the sky bluer than it is at any other time of the year.  I watched the birds for a while, pulled some cattails apart, and admired every variation of brown, tan, rust, taupe, gray, and black that are possible.  I also picked up another case of poison ivy.  And then I went back to work.