Thursday, August 28, 2008

all in one

Not an obvious color palette for a bowling alley + barber shop. Found in St. Ignace Michigan.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pickle Barrell House

I love pickles and I'd love to live in this 16 foot Pickle Barrell! The structure has recently been restored and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. William Donahey—a cartoonist—had the cottage built for his wife to inspire their creative endeavors––it's now a museum.

Make sure to read more about William Donahey's summer cottage and his Teenie Weenies.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

superior superior superior shore

Going through lake photos. We swam in three of the great lakes (missed out on Erie and Ontarior). Superior is truly the coldest, most sea-like, the clearest, hosts the best rocks. My favorite.

So we start back to school tomorrow. First time in six years that I've taught on a Monday--so I'm in for a true opener. The summer season isn't officially closed and I'm already in mourning.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Balsam's cabin number 9

Lucky us! We found the best cabin in Michigan on Lake Michigan, the sweet cabin sat on a hill aside a stream––we had to cross an bridge to get to it. Balsams Resort was established in 1927 and is perfectly buggy, woody and made to last. The cabin's craftsmanship made me nuts––scalloped edges, stone fireplace, yellow trim, big wood!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We love you U.P!

back from our vacation to Michigan and back to more regular postings!