You know how it is when you find a book you really, really like, and you don’t want to put it down . . . not for anything? Well, that’s how I’ve been the last few days. I’ve been reading Susan Wiggs’ Table for Five, and after two really “heavy-duty” books, Table for Five, although not exactly a “light” subject, is an easy-to-read and compelling story.
I’ve said all that because I’m using it as an excuse not to have much for you tonight in the way of news OR photos. I know, I know. I don’t need excuses with y’all, but it really IS the reason I’ve been sticking close to home for a few days.
Anyway, here’s what I have – taken on walks with Bear and on the way home from church this morning.
A tree on Fourth Street. I’d just come off Whitefield Road, which is in the State Park, into the Village.
The remains of an old wooden fence on Whitefield Road. Love old fences!
We always have a goose or two around the Island, but now they’re arriving in great flocks. These were behind the school this morning as I came back from church.
The Grand Hotel has been a beehive of activity for the last week. They’ve been replacing the worn pavement in front of the hotel, and I’ve seen more motorized vehicles at the Grand (asphalt trucks, front-end loaders, etc) than I’ve seen on the entire island in the last six years.
The amazing thing is it’s entirely done – in one week! Old pavement removed, ground prepared, and new pavement poured. People have asked why they didn’t wait until after the hotel closed at the end of October. The answer is WEATHER. Asphalt cannot be poured below a certain outside temperature, and by the first of November, we could have snow. So – it’s done, it looks great, and next season, NO trucks or mess!
My favorite golf course tree again – from another angle.
The annual big barns pumpkin patch!
We got a good rain last night – the first we’ve seen in a few weeks. By morning, it was over except for some damp roads, which by noon were practically dry.
That’s it for tonight. We’re about to leave for Mackinac Night at the Chippewa (which we’ve never attended before), and I’m running late as usual.
Hope everyone has a great week, and I promise to get out of the house more in the next few days. God bless.