Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….

It’s almost a year later…the storm has a new name…but I thought this post bore revisiting. Although I am not physically with my friends and family in Wilmington, NC this time, I definitely am there in spirit… Here’s hoping the Meteorologists are all wrong AGAIN and Wilmington is spared Dorian’s wrath like most of Florida was!! 1.PEOPLE not possessions. 2. If you live on the coast, buy a generator. 3. Flashlights (and batteries) for EVERY room in your house. 4. Keep a supply of non-perishable food items in your pantry AT ALL TIMES. 5. Be patient, kind and helpful when … Continue reading Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….

Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center

Spent a wonderful weekend with some lovely ladies at the Metropolis of Atlanta Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Two and a half days of making new friends while strengthening our love for Jesus. The Diakonia Center is rustic but … Continue reading Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center

Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Half day fishing trip on the Sea of Cortez was a blast, even if we did have to rise at an ungodly hour.  We witnessed an awesome sunrise as we left the Marina in San Jose del Cabo. Saw some whales spouting about 2 miles offshore. Then, started the fishing with mackerel coming first. A couple 20 lb. Dorado (mahi mahi)got hooked next. Some trigger fish and another mackerel to follow. A beautiful day on the water! Continue reading Dorado, mackerel and whales….oh my!

Danaus plexippus in NC

We are experiencing a beautiful influx of migrating Monarch butterflies here in Wilmington, NC.  They are particularly drawn to lantana and butterfly bush…especially this one in our neighborhood!  www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/m/monarch-butterfly Can you see them?  Take a closer look! Many thanks to my neighbors Paul and Bonnie for brightening my day! Continue reading Danaus plexippus in NC

Stay-puft sky…(8/2/15)

I suppose a pilot sees these sights all the time.  But for those of us who are altitude challenged, this kind of thing is pretty spectacular to behold.  While most of Michigan was being doused in strong winds and rains yesterday, we had a slight reprieve in Lewiston around 5pm.  Hopefully these pictures convey how beautifully the sky was blanketed with marshmallow-y clouds! Continue reading Stay-puft sky…(8/2/15)

The Wonderful World of Garland Resort

It’s summer in northern Michigan and the weather is as changeable as ever!  Cloudbursts all day!  Sunshine off and on!  Waiting out the evening’s shower netted me a couple of great pics!  The beloved par 3 right before our log home had a wonderful bonus tonight…..for a change…. A little further on my evening walk with our dog, Sammy, and more wonderful rainbow(s)! Can you spot the mirror one? Continue reading The Wonderful World of Garland Resort