July 22, 2012

July in Northern Michigan!

A snippet of my day yesterday and some photos taken throughout the month of July. 

"Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul." ~author unknown

Harbor Springs, MI, Saturday Farmers Market

Prep work at Chandler's Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Antique cash register on display at Chandler's Restaurant.

Art in the Park, July 21st, 2012, in Petoskey, MI

Wright Cycle Company, Petoskey, MI

Petoskey State Park

Flowers at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club

Alpena County Regional Airport. The smallest airport I have ever been in. Good news...it is not a far walk to your gate!

Sunset at Alepna (MI) Airport

Flowers in downtown Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs street scene

Fields off of Hughston Rd., Harbor Springs, MI

I was driving down the road listening to Odetta sing "All the Pretty Little Horses" and she finished singing, I turned the corner and saw these beauties! Their owners consented to my taking their photo.

The houses are open for summer visitors along Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, in Harbor Springs.

View of Harbor Springs from hills above.

Lobsterfest at Birchwood.

With my mother at Methodist Church, Harbor Springs. The church was founded in 1875. I liked these windows.

View of Little Traverse Bay from the Bay View Memorial Garden, behind Bay View Inn. My mother and I sat on a swing and I also went to the water's edge and collected rocks.

This mother deer and two fawns were seen at a neighbor's house. Unfortunately, I did not have my good camera with me.

One of the happiest flowers of all, methinks. I love petunias!

This wonderful produce place is located near Charlevoix, and I can personally attest to the deliciousness of their cherry pies! The National Cherry Festival was held in Traverse City this month.

Jackie is doing well on her heart failure medication. Here she is sleeping until it is time for breakfast.

Yesterday, my mother and I went to the local farmer's market. The produce was bountiful, the colors vibrant, the conversation amongst vendors and customers lively. The sun was shining and it was not too hot. There were dogs, there were kids, and I now know how tasty cherry mustard can be. ...Later in the day, my mother, son and I went to an art fair. I bought a recorder at a local music store. ... We had fresh green beans on our table last night and raspberries, cherries, and blueberries as the ending of a meal that was eaten on our deck and included Mark's delicious bbq ribs. ...Then, my mother and I waged canasta war over the kitchen table until it was late and I fell into bed with a Pekingese at my feet and a happy summer feeling.

I hope you have time to enjoy the wonderful foods and activities that epitomize "SUMMER" to you!

All photos © 2012 by Janice Phelps Williams. All rights reserved.

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