Thursday, January 20, 2011

The M Word


Mr. Wonderful and I have a veritable menagerie out our back door and I love to sit and watch them.  And take an absurd amount of pictures of them.

Witness my madness


4 squirrels + 1 bowl sunflower seeds = gigantic mess

We have more birds than I have the attention span to count.  And as you can probably tell by the overload of Blue Jay pictures they are my mostest favoritest bird.  They go bonkers for whole peanuts in the shells, which we should buy by the tonnage just to satisfy my addiction of Blue Jay baiting.

I haven't really gotten any good pics with my new camera of any of the other birds like the Tufted Titmouses, Woodpeckers, Juncos, Cardinals, Mourning Doves, etc.

And the squirrels as fun as they are to watch, especially the babies, are huge pigs.  I'm constantly shoveling or sweeping the back deck to keep it somewhat clear of the shells from the sunflower seeds.

Maybe I can doctor some pics from old camera of the chipmunk and our other assorted Outdoor Beasties.  But, that's another day because I have some major knitting to do because...

The other M word I am sharing today: MARRIED.
Mr. Wonderful and I are going to get married. In three very short weeks.

 Will that make me Mrs. Wonderful?

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Years Day

Me and Mr. Wonderful started a New Years Day tradition last year. 

The morning of New Years day we would pick a general direction and drive along the back roads to absolutely nowhere in particular.  Just drive. Enjoying each others company and the scenery.

This year we were smart enough to pack food & drink! And on the subject of food - if you're looking for  chocolate that will bring tears of ecstasy to your eyes you really have to try: Shaman Organic Chocolates (  I bought these in bulk this year for Christmas, the Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt, to die for:

Pure unadulterated ecstasy.  Buy them.

Okay, back to the story. 

So, Mr. Wonderful and I grabbed some Michigan map books and headed toward the thumb, I have lived in Michigan my whole life and I'd never been up into the actual "thumb."

For our first stop we stopped in Frankenmuth.
Cute city and nice bathrooms!
Mr. Wonderful spent his youth in this city.
He pointed out all of the spots a teen could go hide from adults. :)

Beach along Lake Huron - somewhere between Port Austin & Port Hope
Found this walking along the beach, awwww!
The Port Aux Barques lighthouse
^^^ What a shame... ^^^
We drove for miles and miles trying to get close to the wind farm
But the road ended and this the best picture I could get. 
I had never seen a wind farm not on television or the internet.

I'm not sure where we're going to head next year.  Maybe south since we went due west last year, and last weekend north east. 

I love making new traditions.

Oh, and I love my new camera, look at the great pictures it takes!