Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Great Storm.....Monday......Posted Tuesday!

Last Saturday I talked about our walk in the dark. The waters of Lake Michigan were calm and the air was warm. Monday, everything changed! The weather forecast was for a strong cold front to come in and high winds, up to 50 MPH! That being the case, they said the waves could reach 18 ft! Astounding! So, I packed myself in the car and drove to the other side of the channel, approximately 15 min. from the beach, parked my car and went to the fisherman's pier to take pics!

As you can see, the waves were not that big, but it was still an awesome sight! I love to see the rollers in the channel!

I noticed a lot of people standing on the dunes across the channel looking out at the lighthouse. That's when I realized that there was a person walking out on the pier with a surf board in hand. I was unable to photograph him, but I watched until he disappeared! He jumped in! Some friends did see him surfing, so I knew he was alright!
Notice in the picture above the yellow signs...........Check my walk in the dark post and notice the yellow sign in one of the pics! It's the same sign. There is never water that far up!

In these pics, you can see that the rollers are getting more intense. Awesome!!

The blue railings is along the fisherman's pier! It's a good thing I didn't go all the way out on it!

This shot is of the channel looking in the opposite direction. So cool!
Well, I was a bit disappointed, but as the day went on and the wind increased, the waves did get bigger! My husband and I went for a drive to gawk at them, and believe me, they WERE 18 ft! They were crashing into the lighthouse and engulfing it! Oh, if only we could have gotten pictures of that! But since we didn't, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it!
Thanks for reading!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Walk In The Dark

Last night we were in need of exercise. So as is our custom, we decided to take a walk out to the end of the pier and back. A walk that takes us about an hour to walk. It was dusk, so the pier was lit up and was gorgeous! These are just some pictures of what we saw!

The boardwalk has just recently been replaced and so it's a wonderful walk. We enjoy walking it 2 or 3 times a week in the summer months. Oh how I hate to see it come to an end!

There were still some people playing on the beach. It's a little dark because it was really getting dark by this time.

There are huge rocks all along parts of the walk and are dangerous. So this sign in English says to walk on them at your own risk. I took this picture for my son's sake who lives in Mexico.

At the end of our walk, we rewarded ourselves at Captain Custards! Have you ever had deep fried pickles? They are so delicious with Ranch dressing! You've GOT to try them!

And so that ends another great walk in our beautiful town! Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Found a great shop!

While looking through Etsy this last week or so, I came across a beautiful artist that has such wonderful artwork that I can't help but show you some of it! You will see them also in my favorites. The name of her shop is Kristen Stein Fine Art. Here is the link to her shop:
And here's just a sample of her work (I apologize for them being blurry! Don't know what happened!):

She does these beautiful paintings on ceramic tile! Awesome! The last one is an original and is much larger. But please check out her shop! You will NOT be disappointed!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ode To Blogging

I have a blog, so I must write...
It keeps me up so late at night!
I think and think and think some more,
And I still come up with stuff to bore!
I thought I had a creative mind...
But what to blog, I cannot find.
My creations, I'm sure, are everyday things,
So anything new, my blog can't bring!
I wish I could think of something new...
But since I can't, this is what I'm going to do...
I'll write my nonsense for you to read...
And then I'll stop and maybe I'll bead.
I'll post my creations for all to view...
Humor me, please, and I'll humor you too!

My newest purse pull!!

Gray/green quartz earrings~~~hypo-allergenic ear wires!

Jet black chandelier earrings

Yellow turquoise and sterling earrings

Yellow turquoise and sterling necklace!

New purse pull! http://www.beadnikboutique.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=111

Another great new purse pull! http://www.beadnikboutique.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=110

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Got Another Treasury!!!

I just wanted everyone to know I landed yet another treasury! Please take a look and click on the photos ~~~ support those great artists! And feel free to leave a comment! Hope you like it! It contains the items in my favorites plus more!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday Morning and All Is Well

Here we are....Wednesday already! The days fly, don't they? I've been so busy this week I can't keep track of what day is what. But I did manage to create a few new things. These are my latest. I haven't gotten them all listed in my stores yet, but hopefully before the week is up, they will be there. You'll have to check.
The bracelet I'm still unsure about. I have another idea for it, so, as I've done so often in the past, I may take it apart and re-do it.
The purse pull has a strong resemblance to the bracelet, doesn't it? Well, that's because the focal bead is the same. But that one I love!
Take a peek and let me know what you all think. Have a great day and rest of the week!

This is the bracelet I'm unsure about. Ummmm...

Recognize the focal bead? Yes....It is the same as the bracelet!

I'm not real sure of the appeal of this....the picture doesn't do it justice!

This is a new picture for an old favorite! Need to make improvements in my pictures.

This is also a new and improved, I think, picture of an old favorite!

New picture also........................................

And, finally.......this is the last of my new pictures for now. I hope they make my items more appealing!