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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tooling Around The County

Face it folks, when the countryside looks like this, tooling around the county gets five stars!

When I crest this hill I see the two Manitous almost touching!

Big clouds, big field and land, it's all about the land. 

Looking over South Lake Leelanau.

Our mountain ranges. 

Fields and sky. 

All of the blues.

The creek took a turn!

Love the reflection. 

Winter rye at the corner farm. 

Such great photo ops! 


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Swede Rd

The corner farmer is quickly getting his corn in before the weather turns. Get it? The corner farmer!!

Steve's corner! He loves this right hand turn on his way home. 

On the way to Cynthia's house. 

We have the most beautiful Maple Trees on our road. 

Old and ancient, around the barn they grow. 

Framing the landscape.

Rolling with the colors on this beautiful fall day. 

Big sky.

Big views.

Catching the barn red against the foliage. 

Lucky to live in the neighborhood. 


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Life Is Never Boring In The Holler

So, my oldest son and his wife brought Steve and I worn out whiskey barrel chairs for the fun of it. We thought they would be good on the front porch, here in the Holler.

Next thing you know, Steve repaired them and had them recovered. They are really comfortable and are a hoot! Not that I have any room for more furniture but I sure do think they're cool. 

I am now a proud mama of a forty year old! Where in the heck did forty years go? It was just yesterday that I was snuggling this kid!

Then my main squeeze went and turned sixty six years old, I call him "Flip Flop" for short.  

I ran over to Omena Cut Flowers and bought him Dahlias for his birthday. Her Dahlias are spectacular!!

My son and his husband ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Wearing their medals on the flight home got them a first class seat!!

Steve down loaded the app so we could watch the progress on his phone. We just about banged heads watching Garen come around the last bend of the race, we were so excited! 

I have told you about my little daughter-in-law in other blogs but this time she takes the cake, literally! She wrote and published a cookbook. You can buy it on Amazon!!

So that's my week in a wrap! 


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Sad To Say, Marshall Passed Away


Marshall Raymond O’Shaughnessy, 63, of Jacksonville Florida passed away on September 24, 2021. He was born January 19, 1958 in Pontiac Michigan, the son of Marshall F and Barbara Ann (Schaub) O’Shaughnessy. Marshall fought the battle with Schizophrenia for most of his life. The most important thing to remember about Marshall is that he sang and played guitar and could perform “Bell Bottom Blues” better than Eric Clapton. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Steve Scott) O’Shaughnessy, his brothers John M. (Sita) and Mark P. O’Shaughnessy. His brother, Morgan M. (Ana) O’Shaughnessy preceded him in death. There are no memorial services at this time. Just hum a few bars of “Bell Bottom Blues” in his memory.


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