Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hanging Out


Remember when I told you how well my garden has been doing? Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so. This is what I came home to yesterday afternoon.

Don't see it? 

Here, let me zoom in for you:

It's an eastern garter snake just hanging out in the flowers and basking in the sun. (They're very common on the Island.) My daughter thinks this one might be living under our porch. Our neighbor hopes this little guy understands the meaning of "social distancing" and  will stay on our side of the street.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Ten


The lilacs have mostly passed, except for a few of the later varieties. Luckily my garden has been doing quite well this year and I have lots of other flowers think about...

Monday, June 29, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Nine


I know many people were a little concerned when they learned the Grand Hotel had been sold. While I haven't spent a great deal of time there this summer, I can assure you the gardens are a lovely as always.

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Eight

I love the smell of lilacs, but I've never been a fan of lilac scented soaps or air fresheners. Maybe it's because I've been spoiled by the real thing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Seven


I had hoped to plant lilacs when we built the house, but sadly our yard just doesn't get enough sun. Luckily, my parents have several varieties growing at their house.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Six


The lilacs in Marquette Park looked amazing this year. There were so many blossoms, you could see them from the ferry.

Friday, June 19, 2020

A Lilac a Day, Day Five

I hope you've enjoyed A Lilac a Day this week. It's not a good substitute for actually being on Mackinac and enjoying them in person, but it's better than nothing.

Hopefully, in 2021, we'll all be vaccinated against Covid-19 and we'll be able to smell the lilacs together as we sit and watch the Lilac Festival parade...