Straight Lines and Shapes

By: JanesVacation, 3:17 PM GMT on December 28, 2014

I have always enjoyed the forms, lines and shapes found in nature. My favorite part of each day is walking a 2 mile loop and observing the beauty that nature provides and the changes that occur from season to season. We definitely experience all 4 distinct seasons here and each comes with a recognizable seasonal landscape.

Trees were always a topic of conversation and shared experience with my Dad when I was growing up. He often enlisted me to help him p...

Updated: 7:04 PM GMT on December 28, 2014

Global Travelers

By: JanesVacation, 3:18 PM GMT on December 07, 2014

Our daughter received her Master's degree yesterday at St. Francis Xavier University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We watched her walk across the stage and shake hands with the university facilty from the comfort of our home here in Michigan, USA. It was a proud moment for us and we were able to capture a screenshot to print and frame for our home. Her 85 year old grandparents watched on the ipad from their home and my Dad was also able to capture a great screen shot fro...

Updated: 3:21 PM GMT on December 07, 2014

The Polar Vortex

By: JanesVacation, 8:28 PM GMT on November 08, 2014

Last year, when week after week of snow and cold brought the upper Midwest to a standstill...no other phrase became as popular as "the polar vortex." Let's just say that I NEVER wanted the weather people to mention those words ever again. Now. Just 8 months or so later....

The POLAR VORTEX is upon us. Did it ever leave? After all, we had a very chilly summer.

We are still awaiting the first snow on the ground. It was earlier than this last yea...

Updated: 8:28 PM GMT on November 08, 2014

Fall Arrived!

By: JanesVacation, 12:48 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

Fall arrived practically overnight! The trees have changed color and the weather has been mild and pleasant. Highs in the 60's and lows in the 50's

We harvested the grapes we grew. More than expected, but less than a normal summer due to last winter's extraordinarily cold temperatures. It is a fun project to grow the grapes and at least get enough juice for maybe a half dozen bottles. The yeast has been added to the red grapes and they are fermenting on t...

Meteorological Fall

By: JanesVacation, 1:04 AM GMT on September 04, 2014

I heard that it is meteorological fall. Interesting, it feels like summer. I guess "feels like" isnt the point. I went swimming in the pool today and did my usual laps. The sun was in my eyes and it scarcely felt like September. Enjoying the rays of sunshine for as long as possible, I guess that is the point.

My daughter took this sunset picture while she was visiting this summer. It seems to both capture the hot summer evening in August and also the feel...

Updated: 1:19 AM GMT on September 21, 2014

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About JanesVacation

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!

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