Wednesday, September 30, 2015

like a 12 year old

I can't stop trying for my bubblegum crown on Candy Crush Soda

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

sky study #134

The sky looking West over Bowerman Road at dusk September 25, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

lone harvest

A perfect, single, organically grown MacIntosh apple from my tree.  It produced ONE apple this year

Sunday, September 27, 2015

can't keep away

A clip from the Robert Plant show a few weeks ago - a key to happiness is to see as much live music as possible throughout your life -[ this applies to all people! I love the audience participation in this one - Robert Plant forever!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

tomato pepper frenzy

 my friends Father in law plants a huge garden, and this year they went on a two month vacation, so they invited us to raid it

batch of Mexican Salsa de Dedo (finger sauce)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

tote of Autumn love

big box of Fall

dried in the dehydrator

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

meet Trevor

Trevor was left near a marina on the West side of Traverse City and picked up by a good samaritan named Trevor (hence his name) He is super cute and bonding with Finney!  Two lop ear bun rescues in one week - I love them so much

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

they didn't know what they had

Major thrift haul from a church resale shop in Traverse City last week.  Here, a preppy wrap skirt, hand sewn Hawaiian dress, polyester secretary dress and polyester disco dress

vintage medicine cabinet $20

1950s bedspread

all the textiles were marked $5.50, however they were selling "antiques" half off

two shabby but very old hand made quilts, $2.25 each 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

the Weather

My friend Eric Daigh ( installed an art piece entitled 'The Weather' at my house - a computer screen that displays whatever Eric chooses...images, abstracts, text and video, just like the weather, you can't really predict it.  It is endlessly interesting and I love the whole premise of it.  It receives it's content directly from Eric's server, and has a lock on the back so not to be tampered with.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

costumes every day

At last Saturday's farmer's market - she was also wearing a Marvel Comics Wolverine belt

mini pirate with cape - he was really into his knife

Monday, September 14, 2015

meet Finney

Finney's former owner went away to school, so her family asked if she could come and join my rabbits at the farm - she is very gentle and sweet

Sunday, September 13, 2015

in repose



This is a picture of Emma, the newest barn cat, after a trip to the vet last week.  She had a bad bite wound on her back end (as you can see) and while she was being treated for that, the vet shaved off the matted fur on her back in a stylish reverse mohawk.  She was on antibiotics for a week, and is now completely recovered.  One of the other barn cats was surely the attacker, but they seem to have sorted it out now, as they all lie around the lawn together, eat together, etc.  Emma is a really sweet cat and I'm so glad she is all better

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

cabbage harvest

My haul of little cabbages from the garden

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Babybel competition

I am always checking out what's new in the cheese world, and the other day I discovered there are a bunch of high-quality mini cheese on the market!   Mini brie from France, three tiny little balls of fresh mozzarella, some delicious aged cheddar from Australia, real Jarlsberg Swiss and a mini chunk of Parmesan from Italy.  What?

Monday, September 7, 2015

workout for free

I recently discovered the thousands of completely free work-out videos you can do on YouTube.  It's been hard to get to yoga this year because of my schedule, but working out at home, to a different video every day, has filled the gap and been great - try some!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015


from the farmers market


Friday, September 4, 2015

the messenger

A little over a year ago I took almost this same picture, at the same bank

Thursday, September 3, 2015

this really happened

Bud's in Interlochen, MI had this sign out front

one of my favorite flavors: cake batter, containing frosting, cake and sprinkles.  OK, so I'm 6.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mike's body shop

Dad sanding, spraying a base coat and painting out the rust spots on the hood of my car

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Earth, Wind & Fire posse

I LOVE YOU Megan, Juan, Raquel & Dave