The day after Easter I drove past this grand house in Laketown. It’s always fully decked out for any and every holiday, but I thought this Easter decor was above and beyond, maybe because not so many people decorate do much for this holiday.

The daffodils were beautiful this year as usual, except a part of them over there on the leftdidn’t bloom at all. Maybe because they’re under a tree? But it’s not a very robust tree, hard to say. It’s always something. Yesterday I did find a nice little clump of daffodils mixed in with the bushes at the top of the driveway.

An April 6th Mom and I took our second bot ride of the year and as we slowly glided down a nearby cove we spotted a swan. As we headed back out of the cove the swan started following us.

This happened to us last year but then the swan was much more aggressive. I wasn’t worries about this one, but I did document it in case it suddenly went crazy and tried to attack.

I sure with I had a before picture of this spot. It’d been piled with a huge messy clump of old boards and Kevin, Mom and I cleaned it all up. I guess we need to plant some grass there soon.

Friday April 9th we had our first Friday night weenie roast. Kevin started the fire, using some of the wood we’d collected a couple of days before.

Since he’s a fire expert we soon had a nice blaze going.

I thought about taking another picture as the night wore on but it was just so relaxing to sit there and start at the flames. Hopefully we’ll have another one this Friday although it’s going to be more chilly, but of course the fire would keep us warm. I mentioned to Bev about the Friday night weenie roast and she said she’d “come to one this summer,” which surprised me a little because I figured she didn’t want to venture out for who knows how long. I’ll have to keep reminding her, and hopefully she’ll join us soon.

Ok then,



boat ride!

by grace on October 18, 2018

this is the latest we’ve ever had the boat out…actually, every year since we had our old boat, it broke down sometime mid-summer.

this year the water has been really high, plus new boat…

it was a beautiful day for it, and I wanted to see if the white pelicans were in the same spot where i’d seen them the last two times we were out on the boat.

yep.  plus more.

the first time I saw this gathering, I figured there were about 50.  today kevin said the number had increased to roughly 150!  maybe this is the main meeting place for pelicans coming from far and wide, and maybe they’ll all continue their migration together.

I was driving the boat but mostly standing around taking photos.

we were going slow enough so as not to disturb them much, but another boat did bother them – we were surprised at the number of boats out today, plus a couple of crazy wave-runners.

as I finally steered away from the pelicans we headed towards a spot where a swan is usually hanging out.  I was surprised that he made a beeline for us.

i’m sorry to say it’s obvious that people are feeding the swan!

bit it was cool to see him up close.

I headed over to long bay because I love to go down long bay.  as we headed out I saw a pontoon boat…

it’s out old boat!  I felt kind of sad to see it but also glad that it has found a good home.  it’s docked next to a huge and fancy speed boat, and on the other side is a wave-runner, so these folks aren’t short on water craft.

it also struck me that it looks kind of…junky.  and old.  but inside it’s nice!  and hopefully they have more luck with it than we ever did…

ok then,

mrs. mid-October already hughes.