I really do love fog over the Pacific. I took this photo yesterday as we passed just south of Pismo Beach. The lyric… ‘from sea to shining sea’ comes to mind. We do live in such a varied and beautiful country.
Mackinac Island,Michigan. I took this photo as a friend flew us to the island in a 4 seat plane. Adventurous, since he was about 81 at the time and another plane almost hit us as we got in line for landing. But we got there and back just fine.
At the top left of this photo you can see the Grand Hotel. From the air it’s so strange to see how uninhabited the place still is. No cars on the island.. just horses and bicycles.
Ramsey Lewis, Jazz musician, was playing at the same festival my husband played. I got some great shots. This man is amazing! Not only is his music interesting, complex and beautiful to listen to… but he’s also extremely attractive! He’s 77 years old! Anyway, it was fun.
At dinner tonight, there were two children coloring and eating while their parents talked with friends. After a few minutes the Mom handed the younger one an iPad. He set it up and began playing games. His sister joined him shortly. We live in different times.
Early this morning a friend called to say she was taking her peddle boat out to check on the loon families and wanted to know if I wanted to come along. (She’s part of a group who is helping them survive in this area.)
We were in the boat before 9 a.m. and not only could I watch the loons pretty close up but got to hear the calls.. the ones to gather the family and the ones to warn of danger. Both are the most awesome sounds. This was the best shot I got this morning. I need a longer lens!
I love finding little treasures like this! In a farm field that belongs to my Aunt Clyda there are dozens of little nesting boxes along the alfalfa fields. I opened one and wow! … this is what I found. I quickly closed it because I was concerned the mama wouldn’t like me being there.
But I had to take a picture.
Do any of you smart people know what kind of bird this would be?
Went out tonight. Usually I try to do some photos of the musicians but there were no stage lights on. This section of the bass was the only thing with even ambient lighting. But it’s pretty and I love the shape of these instruments so well, here you go.
Going through boxes today, I found a framed photo of myself that my Mother had hung in her home for many years. I took it out to scan and this photograph dropped out. It is my Mother and a picture I’ve never seen before. She looks to be about 14 or 15 maybe. There is no date on it but she seems to be wearing lipstick which I’m sure she’d not have done before 14. But it’s a photo booth shot so maybe she went to the fair with friends and put on lipstick. I was so thrilled to find this because I’ve no photos of her from age 4 or so until she married my Dad. I am thinking that maybe she is even wearing a plaid dress in the pattern of her heritage which is Duncan. I feel like I found a hidden treasure!