I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!
By: JanesVacation, 1:22 PM GMT on November 21, 2015
The first snow arrived this morning. So far only about an inch. More is predicted during the day, but we will see. I'd forgotten (sort of) the weird blue light that accompanies the snow. It is really quite a depressing shade of whitish grey.
On Wednesday evening, I took the pic of the fall sunset. It looked like the world was on fire behind our bare branched oak tree. It was stunning. I was out in the yard because it had just stopped raining and I was su...
By: JanesVacation, 12:57 PM GMT on October 18, 2015
The thermometer says 25F this morning. It is the morning of the first frost. October 11-21 is the first frost range. The silver lining is predicted highs in the mid to upper 60's for next week.
The leaves are changing with the season now. It looks really pretty. The waves are 3-6 feet on Lake Michigan most days. I'll post a picture I took last year of the waves in November. Our daughter will be here from Montreal next weekend. She did some shopping for me...
Updated: 1:07 PM GMT on October 18, 2015
By: JanesVacation, 1:27 PM GMT on October 11, 2015
I love Canadian thanksgiving which is celebrated the same day as we celebrate Columbus Day here in the US. Since our daughter went to university in Canada, she would come home on this long weekend and I would make the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner since she wouldn't be joining us for the traditional date in November. Thanksgiving dinner in October is even better than in November. The bounty of the harvest is fresh and colorful one month earlier. We would ...
By: JanesVacation, 12:43 PM GMT on September 05, 2015
September is here, although the weather is starting out warmer than most days of the summer. We are having an extended period of warm and humid. This follows 10 days of the "sweater" weather we had at the end of August.
Zinnias are blooming in my garden and the monarchs are having fun flying between the colorful blooms. The goldenrod plants are some of their favorites. I tried to catch them as they land and spread their wings, but I never seem to be fast...
By: JanesVacation, 1:25 PM GMT on August 01, 2015
Many thanks to Sandi and Weatherwise for the images to begin my new August blog. They are both such creative and talented individuals. They are providing me the inspiration to begin August. The full moon has been stunning these past few nights with our clear skies.
I will be back to school by the end of August and our son will turn 28 years old. It is my 17th year of teaching on a full time basis. I taught part time for over 10. It makes me feel "younger...
Updated: 1:07 PM GMT on August 02, 2015