Each year when we leave Mackinac for the summer I’m already wondering about the coming fall and winter. As I transition from being a part-time Michigander back to being a full-time Floridian (still can’t get used to saying that), I begin to ponder who among the island year-round residents may be willing to share their photographs of “the hidden season” – so I can pass them on to you. There have been so many generous folks in the past – Clark Bloswick, Tom Chambers, Patrick Conlon, Robert McGreevy, Stefanie Congdon, Greg Main – to name just a few. Without you the winter version of Bree’s Blog wouldn’t exist. As always, thank you so much!
Being added to that list this year is a sweet, sweet lady I had the pleasure to call neighbor for too short a time this summer. Her name is Pam Day, and she’s been a long-time reader of Bree’s Blog. I actually have TWO Pam Days who are blog readers – Pam Day from Ohio, and THIS Pam Day, who is from Michigan (both are equally as sweet). The Michigan Pam Day did something this summer that so many of my readers have dreamed of – she bought a condo on Mackinac Island. Her new semi-permanent address is Cedar Hill Condos, where Ted and I stayed the last part of this summer and where we’ll be staying for three months next year. I’ve already discovered that Pam has quite an eye for photography, and she’s agreed to share her talent with us. I’m hoping that other full-time residents at Cedar Hill will also be snapping winter photos and forwarding them on to me. How ’bout it, Eugenia Murray and Meredith and Craig Mclellan?
For your viewing pleasure, here’s a couple of Pam’s photos, followed by others from several island contributors:
A little different angle on Grand Hotel. Oh my gosh, I love those gold trees! (Photo: Tom Chambers)
A BIT ABOUT BODIE
This week’s Top 10 Things Bodie Likes That Get Him in Trouble: 1.Pulling up long strands of grass from a backyard that doesn’t have enough grass to spare to puppies who want to play with it 2) Anything that dangles 3) Plastic of any kind – dry cleaning plastic, newspaper plastic sleeve, garbage bags (full and empty) 4) Shoes 5) Socks 6) Welcoming visitors by chewing on their hands 7) Paper towels 8) Sea shells 9) Paper 10) Wood
And I grin at him and tell him what a good boy he is, and his butt instantly hits the floor because he already knows when I say “good boy”, it’s going to be followed by the “sit” command and a treat is going to magically appear in my hand.
Yep. He’s all Bodie. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.