Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heat Wave on Beaver Island

This shows some of the erosion on the beach from the high water. There is a little ledge . Sorry the photos aren't in line but I don't know how to do that. They all appear at the top of the page!

My dog laying in my sandy garden.

Some of the flowers blooming on the island right now - the Hairy Puccoon. They grow in the sand, on the dunes and are very pretty in their bright yellow color.

Here's a photo of our beach on Sand Bay - the water is up about 1 foot so there isn't as much beach left!!

My husband is here for a couple weeks which is good as we had scooter problems. It was on a solar trickle charger all winter which kept the battery charged up but something else needed repair so I was glad Cary was here to help! After some consultation with some of the folks in town he figured out what was wrong and fixed it. It then was fine to take me for a ride up the road and back.
Today it is in the 80's on the island and kind of humid. The day is absolutely gorgeous with blue skys. Most people here don't have air conditioning but the Community Center where we do our computer work has a/c so it is a beautiful place to be situated at the moment! We really need rain - there hasn't been rain here for a few weeks.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beaver Island Michigan

The Beach on Sand Bay from last year. This year the water is up to the grass line -- it is up about a foot.
What you see when you arrive on the ferry to the island.

Greetings from the Emerald Isle! I am on Beaver Island for the summer. Working (making glass bead jewelry) and playing!

I just got here June 17th and found the lilacs just blooming. Plant time is about a month behind Ann Arbor where everything was blooming. They must have had little rain here as it appears to be quite dry. Yesterday I thought it was going to rain and storm but the storms went right around the island.

Now I need to unpack my boxes of stuff that I brought from Ann Arbor and organize things. But the power of Beaver Island has taken over and I am in "rest" mode. Even the dog seems to like just laying around or looking out the window at Lake Michigan!

I believe that Art in the Harbor starts up next weekend June 27th. Several artists get together in town to sell our creations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come visit if you are on the island! And of course you can see my jewelry at Livingstone Studio on the island also. Bier Gallery (south of Charlevoix about 6 miles in red schoolhouse) has several frog/turtle related items. Check them out too!

Next blog I'll get some photos!

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