Friday, September 1, 2017

Lake Medora From the Air

Last week our great friends Bobby and  Marilyn visited us from their new home  in SC.  Bobby, always up to date with new technologies (and gadgets), took these great pictures from an aerial camera.  Above you see our house, with the dock leading into the lake,   Below are more wonderful pictures of this beautiful spot--but this time seen from a new angle.

Here's our house from another viewpoint:

And here we are at our fire (also courtesy of Bobby):


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Family Reunion

This year would have been my father's 100th birthday:  Seymour I. Somberg (1917-1979).  My brother Ben, my sister Sandy, and I wanted to mark this, and because none of our spouses or children or grandchildren had ever met our father, and because none of the children remembered our mother, we decided to have a "family reunion" to try to build some sense of who and what our family was for those who never knew us as the family we used to be.  The site was Lake Medora, with some of the people staying at Jill and Randy's house and some at Tony's and my house.  It was a lot of people who had a lot of fun!

This is (part of) the family we are now;

This is the family we were then:


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Parade in Copper Harbor MI

Keep this image in mind; you will see more of it later in the blog.

Copper Harbor MI is a very small town (with less than 100 year-round inhabitants but lots more in the summer) which sits just at the tip of the Keweenaw, about 4 miles from our house.  It consists of about 3 blocks (plus side streets). Every year it has a parade that celebrates Independence Day.  It is  very much Americana.  See for yourself.

The parade starts with its Grandmaster and various town and county vehicles, such as fire trucks and their like.

These are followed by people on trucks, plows, motor-cycles; staff from restaurants: or kids just wanting to be in a parade.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Day at Little Traverse

Yesterday we drove to the other side of the Keweenaw to visit our friend Marilyn and her dog Scout.  This side of the peninsula looks different with many coves and bays on the more sheltered shore of Lake Superior.  The view from Marilyn's house is gorgeous and yesterday was particularly so, with the sun on the water and clouds and then thunder storms forming in the distance.

What I forgot to take a picture of was the wonderful dinner she served (too busy eating), but I did get a picture of her beloved dog Scout.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Swimming at Lake Medora

June 15, swimming on my (to clarify 69th) birthday.  

Yes, the water is cold.  I am not yet at the point in the summer when I can risk going into the house and putting on my bathing suit after walking or exercising in the heat.  (Afraid I will chicken out.)  But almost there.  First time this summer the water wasn't frigid!

(Pictures courtesy of Tony, who stopped the mowing the lawn to help me mark my day ❤)