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Each glance outside this week seemed to show a different color palette. The trees have obviously tapped into God’s color wheel, and within two or three days, they spin from green to yellow to red. If I were to wager, I would say by the weekend of September 30, we are going to have us one great big Technicolor island!
It’s been a fairly busy week here on the hill. Ted’s little dinner party for some of his guy friends went very well. Ted grilled steaks, and I made an asparagus/artichoke salad (for the healthy-eating ones in the bunch) and a mashed potato casserole (real Southern comfort food) for those who just wanted to eat. Funny thing was – they all ate everything! Steaks, casserole, salad, garlic bread – all gone. Then I twisted their arms and forced them to finish off ice cream over hot brownies with chocolate sauce. Those were some happy, stuffed fellows going down the hill that night!
That was Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday it rained nearly all day. I decided to clean out the guest bedroom closet so Jason and Blair would have a place for their clothes when they come next week. The barrels Jamaican workers use to pack up for their long trip home at the end of the season have been coming up the hill on drays this week, and I know the Jamaican ladies who live behind us would love to take home what we no longer need. I just can’t believe it’s almost time for us to start the packing process also.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the rain stopped, and Ted and I took Maddie and Bear for a long walk. We had no specific path in mind – we just ambled, and I took the photos below.
AGAINST WHITE WALLS . . . . .
We continued our walk through the maintenance area, turned right and started back home.
A RIDE WITH RINGO . . .
I ran into Lisa Brock last Sunday out in the woods. She and her husband were driving their beautiful Friesian/Paint cross, Ringo. As they went by Lisa yelled, “When do you want to go for that buggy ride (something we’d talked about several times, but never made definite plans for)?”
“I’m free next week,” I yelled.
“I’ll pick you up at 11 Thursday morning!” she yelled over her shoulder, as they rode out of sight.
Such is the way things are planned on Mackinac.
This weekend and next week will be so busy I’m having to make lists of my lists! A good friend from Georgia, who is bringing a tour group to the Grand on Sunday, will be here for a couple of days. I’ve got a great surprise in store for her and two other Georgia friends who are coming with her. I can’t tell you what it is because she reads the blog too, but I’ll be writing about it for next Tuesday’s blog. Then Jason and Blair arrive on Thursday for a long weekend!
I’m going to spend the weekend looking for more fall colors and getting ready for company, so I’ll see you back here on Monday. Have a great weekend, and God bless.
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