Dear Blog Readers: Sometimes it is so hard to write a blog. You want to know why? It’s because I loved, truly loved, the last two blogs about a) Flowing and b) the Chipmunk Kingdom. And now…all there is to write…is Ordinary Happenings.
I mean–how can you compete with Flowing and the Chipmunk Kingdom? There is no way. So any of you who are reading will have to settle for Ordinary.
OK, let’s back up. The first “Ordinary” was a daffodil blooming next to the Post Office in Skanee. I was just ready to enter our township annual meeting Monday night when I spotted Them. Budding flowers. I had to dash across the street with the ever-present camera and Prove that spring had arrived in our northern outpost. Daffodil heaven!
The second photo occurred the next morning. I was driving to work after getting a pile of checks signed. I saw the lone tree hanging out beside the Huron Bay and hopped from the car to take its photograph. It obliged. Can you see its early morning smile?
The above photo occurred as I left work a few hours later. A moth on the school window! I decided to pretend to be a “real” photographer and fiddled with the camera’s settings. This specific setting advised that it would blur the background while accentuating the foreground. Didn’t it succeed? Wa la! That may have been one of my first efforts to lure the camera to produce a specific shot. Aren’t you proud?
The above shot took place the day after the Chipmunk Kingdom Adventure. I was sitting stock-still in the woods. No wild animals presented themselves. Instead, wild spider webs appeared. I photographed. Photographed again. Darn things never would focus! Until this one. Therefore, I proudly present it to you.
OK, I think we’ve fast-forwarded to yesterday. Barry and I traveled up to Houghton for our usual weekly shopping trip (plus, of course, a dinner out!) See the map we found on a motel window? This explains where in the world we might be. It’s always comforting to know where one is. And now you know–briefly–where we paused yesterday afternoon.
OK, I must admit to drinking a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and peering across the Portage Canal. My ever-present photographer’s eye (can’t you ever stop, girl?) spotted folks Walking on Water. The question is: can you readers see them? The water-walkers? Or was it an effect of drinking a glass of wine?
Now–STOP! Please do not continue to read or view photographs. Stop and collect yourselves. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200.
Do not read on if you’re the tiniest bit squeamish. Here’s why. The next photo opportunity happened after dinner. Barry and I had enjoyed the most magnificent of dinners up in Houghton–I shall not share the name of the restaurant–except to inform you that it was a Fish Restaurant.
The crowning glory of this Fish Restaurant is an Aquarium. We love looking at the fishies. We ate our fish dinners while admiring the fishies. I excused myself to visit the Ladies Room. Upon returning to the table…Major Excitement!
The waiters and waitresses and my husband were all talking excitedly! Because guess what happened? A fish in the aquarium decided to eat another fish.
Yes. It happened. Therefore, do not look if you’re squeamish. Please. I wouldn’t want to ruin your dinner. Especially if you are dining on fish tonight.
I will try to have a more exciting blog soon. Sorry about the ordinariness.
Still–just for the heck of it–wishing you an extra-ordinary day!