Saturday, July 31, 2010
It was a difficult task remembering and coming up with an idea for THEME DAY. After many countless days and nights, I felt I deserved a break. So, off to the ice cream parlor I went and, Voila! There it was. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Labels: theme day
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I guess people in this part of the country are used to seeing vintage automobiles. This area really does offer a treasure trove of automotive history. This car was just sitting in a parking lot minding it's own business. It is an MG circa 1955. I don't know the model but someone out there will. Very well preserved or beautifully restored, I don't know which. I like it and would love to take it for a spin. All I need is a Deerstalker and a pipe to go with my Tweed jacket. There's room for two!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I happened upon this unusual looking cottage. It has a certain charm. The placement of the rocks above the first floor was different. The details of the house carried over to the carport was a nice touch. I don't know anything about the house but I'm sure there is a story here. Next time I pass by, I may just knock on the door.
Monday, July 26, 2010
This a one of a kind, seldom seen classic. It is a 1953 Corvette, the first model ever made of the soon to be legend. All the 53's were white with a red interior. There were only two options offered: A heater and a signal seeking AM radio. Supposedly, there are only 225 known to still be around. The original price was $3,498.00. This car is worth a heck of a lot more than that;somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000. You make look, but do not touch! I came across this in a parking lot, not a car show;never did see the proud owner.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
You've come to see and expect some pretty strange things from time to time on this sight. This may well be the strangest in my opinion. Do yourself a favor, enlarge the photo and take it all in. Comments cheerfully received.
Do yourself a favor, enlarge the photo and take it all in.
Labels: hot dog
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This strange looking plane is called a Long EZ. It was designed by Burt Rutan and is offered in kit form or straight plans. It is a little over 16 feet long, capable of staying in the air for 10 hours and travel over 1600 miles. No, it is not missing a front wheel. Before the pilot can get in the aircraft, he has to extend the nose landing gear. It is as bizarre looking in person as it is in the photo. An amazing piece of aeronautical engineering.
Monday, July 19, 2010
An evening at the theater is always something special;more so when it is opening night. "The In People" fly in from everywhere to see and be seen. The Red Carpet is rolled out and flash bulbs are popping (you do remember flash bulbs, don't you?). No expense is spared to look one's very best. The celebrity pictured above is Mrs. Bullwinkle J. Moose. She attended with her husband, the famous actor and their good friend, Rocky The Flying Squirrel. It was a magical night.
Friday, July 16, 2010
It's amazing what people do with their old trees. A lot of people just have them cut down for firewood. The gentleman that owns this residence commissioned someone to carve the tree trunk into, well, whatever this is;a very fancy light post. Seems a little far away from the sea and, I believe he needs a parrot to complete the ensemble.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There is no shortage of interesting cars in Michigan, especially in the resort areas such as this. Take the above example as a case in point. For those old enough to remember, The Thunderbird was one of those cars you dreamed about owning one day. Movie stars were often seen driving them as were all the other "cool" people. This one was immaculate inside and out;a real classic. Perhaps some young kids will pass by and dream of owning her one day.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
On a hot summer day families like to do a lot of different things. Many like to go down to the beach and chill out in the water. Lots more like to go to a park and just kind of hang out. This family was just sitting around, reading, staying cool and enjoying a sunny afternoon. Parks are really nice places to take the family and not be bothered by city life if only for a short while.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Golf is a wonderful game. It has been described as a beautiful walk in nature, ruined. I am amazed by people who think you are supposed to hit the little ball in the fairway. Why, I ask? All the beauty is in the forest. At least that is where I seem to spend most of my time while participating in this sport. After a particularly bad shot sent miles into the woods, my caddie, a mere wisp of a fellow, said not to worry that he could find the ball. I looked at him incredulously and replied he could have my golf shoes if he could find the ball. Darned if the little fellow didn't find the ball. It's O.K., he'll grow into them.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Deer season is a really big deal in this part of Michigan. The schools close on the first day of the the season. I'm not a hunter myself. So when I came across these two deer the other day, I had to inquire why they were so thin. "To present less of a target," they replied. I can see right thru that logic.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This is a shot of Luther Kurtz and Angela Bishop. This brother and sister team are tandem skydiving. Last Tuesday thru Wednesday, they leaped 105 times becoming the world record holders for the most tandem skydives in a single day. They did this in order to raise funds for The Top of Michigan Trails Council. This organization maintains bike trails and recreational paths throughout Northern Michigan. This is a photo of their first jump.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I haven't seen any new additions for our MailBox series, till now. If there was ever a mailbox that is self-descriptive, it's this one. I'm surprised there aren't more like it. Then again, with the cutbacks to the Postal Service, there may be a lot more in the future. F.Y.I. Blogger seems to have it in for me today, first it published my post 7 hours late and now it won't allow comments to be posted to the site. It really is a conspiracy.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
You are so good looking. I love you so much. I can't believe it, you are incredible. We will hatch beautiful eggs together. Fly away with me. It's THEME DAY! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Labels: theme day