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, 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...
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
By: JanesVacation, 12:06 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
August is blueberry month in our area. I took this picture last year, but it looks exactly the same this August. My sister, my daughter and my nephew all picked last week and it was great fun. Afterwards, we came back and my daughter made a blueberry "crisp" out of the delicious berries that had been on the bushes just hours before. It was amazing!
My guests have all departed and now I am going to enjoy the last two weeks of the summer break. The mi...
By: JanesVacation, 4:58 PM GMT on July 13, 2014
The first day of summer vacation was 5 weeks ago already! Yikes! Where has the time gone?
I am beginning to stress out over the things I think I should be doing! Instead, I will enjoy the day - hope you all will, too!
My nephew took this picture of a sundew, an insectivorous plant native to Michigan. I thought it was pretty!
By: JanesVacation, 12:31 PM GMT on June 07, 2014
Yes, this is it! The first day of summer vacation is today and it is amazing! Blue skies and warm temperatures are ready to greet the students and teachers on the first day of summer vacation, 2014. Yippee!
What to do first? I'm starting with a nice, fresh cup of Starbucks dark roast coffee and a fresh, new weather blog for the summer. Gone will be the pictures of frozen ground, ice floating on the lake and brown landscaping. From here on it will be flowe...