Sunday, November 22, 2009


It was kind of nice to see this guy least someone in town isn't skipping turkey day..every where else you look its snowmen and santas already...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Hunter

Woke up to find my Webkins (yes, Webkins..) scattered about the hallway area...while I slept, the girls went hunting. All Webkins were sent for observation and then returned home to fully recover.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


The last of the color...the rains came the next day and washed it all away...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Pretty much all of the flora in the neighborhood is into its winter violas are still hanging in there...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back to Work

Perhaps you can see why I might be happy to be back to work after my vaca...nothing like an UBR breakfast cookie..

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Somebody decided they didn't want the decorative tree anymore...too bad they decided to dump it along the road of our complex. There seems to be a mindset that since the builder ran out of money, the vacant land is a dump.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

That White Stuff...

...on the grass if is the best time of the year...chilly nights and warm days. In between, we get the frost.

Friday, October 2, 2009


...has arrived...actually had to have the heat on in the car. I suppose turning on the furnace won't be far behind...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Almost Late For Work Today...

I stopped to say goodbye to Shelby. She is going to meet up with Abby in the meadow in the sky. It's not a great picture, but it is a good memory. I will miss her...she visited when I was home alone with the ankle...she always had a smile and a wag for me when she saw me...sleep well, girl.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Love My City's Library...

...and I love that they spend the time to set up the monthly displays. This month is Pirate Month...doncha just think the skellies are cool? I do.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Peeping Tom...

Ok I don't know if his name is Tom, but I keep finding this guy staring in my windows...he is oblvious to the cats....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Different Point of View

Saw this on my way to Grand Rapids...a different way of seeing the road ahead...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Can You Guess...

...what I'll be doing this weekend...amazing how much "stuff" you can accumulate in 4 years.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


...your truck is going to wear a hat, you really should get one that fits. I kept waiting for this one to fly off, but it didn't.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Soaring overhead at the market...remember when balloons were little rubber things you blew into until you about passed out...?

Sunday, September 6, 2009


So what happens when "phat" is no longer phat....will the kids be embarrassed? Are they already embarrassed? Is that why dad sneaks home on Morton Taylor every night? What will dad come up with next? Or will dad give up the "sunrise" plate so he can be cool again? Will we ever know the answers???

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009


A bit blurry...but you get the idea...Michigan Ring Toss....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


...the red grass that I planted at the office earlier in the summer? It makes these cool frond things...I am sure there is an official name, but hey...I like frond things...they have grown pretty well considering how late it was when they got the red...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Uh Oh

I saw this guy cruising down the highway...wait...we were headed north...he was cruising "up" the the time I got within picture taking distance the beer truck driver had let him know he had a bit of a problem....that would have been a ticket I wouldn't want to pay...

Morning rush hour can be so interesting and entertaining...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I drive by a golf course on my way to work...managed to grab a shot of the early morning fog a few days ago..peaceful

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Bird

I had forgotten what a menagerie we have at M & A....this old bird has been around for quite awhile, minding his own business...taking life easy...

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Its been awhile since I have posted a picture of the office lizard, Lenny. He was MIA for some time, we aren't sure where he was hanging...but the last couple of weeks he has been roaming around the sales area...found him hiding under one of D's hats the other day...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


We had a chef in the other day prepping for a meeting...he was making deviled eggs (with shrimp on top ... if you are looking for a new idea). Came across the twins. None of us had ever seen hard boiled twins...though I have had my fair share of scrambled twins.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Here Gramma, For You...

My grandson spent the night with me last night...we took a little walk and he picked this and handed it to me...a wonderful long weekend...full of family and fun.

Friday, August 7, 2009


...part 1. Yesterday was "family day" at Robin's. Justin and Shay are here for a quick visit..Robin grilled up some stellar shrimp...there was also chicken. MMMM mmmmm GOOD!!
She does an excellent job on the backyard grill.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Strange Attraction

I fell in love with this piece months ago when I first spotted it at Pier 1....not sure why...maybe the old world feel to went on clearance and I hit my "rainy day" fund on a hot and sunny evening...

Monday, August 3, 2009

While They Lasted...

...the tiger lilies planted in the bed between the driveways looked pretty good this year...first time in the 5 summers that I have lived here..

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Time Trials

The girls are getting ready for or both of them had a hard time making the turn...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Apparently... is necessary to distinguish between physical and mental handicaps...I have started noticing these signs popping up here and there around town.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Harvest. The plant that in the spring looked like it would yield a kjillion 'maters suddenly stopped producing...these are the first two to ripen. I have a few more on the poor withered plant, but most of the blossoms died before they could become something... with my brown thumb, I am pleased to get any...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In A Flowery Mode

the black eyed susans actually look good at the entryway this year...guess its because I sprayed them for black leaf...

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Went and got some color for the planting beds in front of the this red ornamental grass...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Best One Yet

So far, this has been my favorite sculpture of all. the pic does not do it has the appearance of new galvanized steel and looks like it is walking somewhere...probably to Ikea to check out the sofas...

Monday, July 13, 2009


... KJ made this for Tammy's birthday...yummy dirt cake with gummy worms. It was pretty darn good...and Tammy can use the pail and shovel once the cake is gone..she lives on the lake. Nothing like a multi use gift.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I would rather iron than almost any other chore...I think it is because I never HAD to growing up. Today I got it ALL done and I have lots of choices tomorrow morning...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Chez Michels

We have a very famous dining establishment behind our office building. Raccoons from far and wide come to dine...of course, they haven't learned yet that Wednesday is trash pick-up day and the restaurant is closed...slim pickings. For those of you who might be worried...we leave the dumpster lid open to make it a bit easier for them to leave.

This is the highway into town...
And this is the street the restaurant is on.
I wish I could get a shot of gramps...he discovered Chez Michels and made it famous in the raccoon world. Last time he was seen, he was as big as a small horse....they dine well...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Finally around to removing IE8 from my pc. Went back to IE7. I gave 8 an honest try, but I simply found it have to love Add/Remove.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

You'll Never Guess...

What I did today...yup...that is right. I attended a baby shower. Ann Marie is expecting her first child in the next few weeks. How can that be? It was just yesterday her mom called me to tell me Ann had arrived.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beware Flying Objects

The neighbor's new patio umbrella came flying down off their balconly last week during a wicked wind...just missed hitting my window...the bush in front of the window fared not so well...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Little Piece of Green

My patio garden. The summer weather hit us in spades yesterday, I keep it back from the the edge to cut back on the direct sunlight... Not sure the basil will make it til the first tomato, so maybe I should plant the backup basil, huh?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pain and Pleasure

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green Thumb

My first far the critters haven't gotten them...of course who knows what will happen when the neighbors see red....along with this one lonesome tomato plant, I have sweet basil, spicy basil and rosemary...heck, the azalia I got for Admin Day is still alive...who would have figured??