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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Little Splurge

 
Went hog wild and bought myself a little gift today. (It has a tiny chip so I got 10% off, and it was much cheaper than I thought it would be- all the right things, and blue too!). And the flowers will hopefully continue to give some color for a while.

birdbath and flowers

I want to put it where I can watch the birds play from the chair where I work.

In other news, I started the back section of the roof that is this season's chore. It's a small piece, and I hope it will go really fast. REALLY fast.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Manistee Lake- South End

 
Out doing work assignments today, and that put me in a location to see Manistee Lake from a new angle. Manistee Lake is a body of water formed from the Manistee and Little Manistee Rivers. I think it's a natural lake. Which is to say, not created by a dam.

This is looking north from the southeast end where the Little Manistee Flows in.

Manistee Lake

It's really sort of an ugly duckling, because it's been so heavily used for industry. Instead, Manistee has embraced the Lake Michigan shoreline for recreation.

Manistee Lake

Nevertheless, on a sunny day, the water is blue, and there are usually some anglers out in boats. The oldest sections of Manistee are located on this lake, pretty much just beyond that factory you see. It has expanded north and west, and the city center is now along the outlet of this lake, on the Manistee River, between Manistee Lake and Lake Michigan.

The pictures were taken from the village of Stronach.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Finally! A Glimmer of Spring

 
I love my little miniature Jetfire daffodils, although they seem to be evolving into a more uniform yellow. The trumpets used to be orange.

Jetfire miniature daffodils

Rain today- just gentle, and not really enough to soak the soil, it only wetted the top. But it certainly felt more like spring than winter. In the link below, the Jetfires were in full bloom on April 18, and they are just starting this year on the 21st. Surprisingly, that's not a huge difference, considering the never-ending cold here.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Those Darn Bunnies!

 

You know what happens with bunnies. There is never just one.

bunny afgan

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunny Fun

 

I mostly goofed off today fooling around with this (after I got up- remember it's Saturday). I used a free pattern I found online and changed it a little bit, but I'm not sure the result is cute enough to suit me. Then again, it's probably fine. I really like the little white picots in the edging, but if I had designed the pattern there are things I would have done differently in the rabbit. I might do something with it, or not. Anyway... that's my quality for today.

crocheted rabbit motif

It's crocheted, if anyone wants to know.

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