Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Autumn Sunsets

My most recent Sunday Reflections photo showed the sunrise illuminating the trees in our backyard. That caused me to think about sunsets. I've captured about a half dozen pink sunsets over the last few weeks. Unfortunately, we weren't at the beach viewing any of those sunsets, as they all took me by surprise. I'm sure anyone at the beach on those evenings got some super spectacular photos!

I previously posted one photo (another Sunday Reflections) of this sunset we spotted when passing through Houghton on our way home from Marquette recently, but I have a few more to share today.

All the signs for Hwy 26 and Hwy 41 cracked me up in that second photo, as I don't ever remember noticing how many signs are crowded into such a small area. I guess the intersection you're approaching can be a bit confusing if it's your first visit to the Keweenaw, and Houghton really wants to make sure you know where you're going. 

I snapped that third shot as we were crossing the bridge between Houghton and Hancock, and next is a fourth one taken from atop a hill further up the highway. (Sorry about the dirty window. It had rained most of the way to Marquette that morning.)

The next 4 photos were all snapped from inside our house as the sun was setting in back of our house on different evenings.


And as I began to prepare this post tonight, I looked up and saw more pink in back of the trees.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Friday, October 13, 2017

On the Clips-Board: Stay Home

For those of you who know us personally, I'm sure you figured out long ago that we're a couple of homebodies - just one of the many reasons Mr. Cut Off and I are perfect for each other. We LOVE being home. After returning from church, errands or some other "adventure," it's quite typical for one of us to excitedly exclaim, "There, now we don't have to leave the property for another (x) days!" Seriously! We say things like that! Therefore, you may find the latest phrase on our clips-board a bit amusing.

It's sort of our theme.

Homebodies. To. The. Core.

Even got the "Home Sweet Home" towel to prove it.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It's Color Time!

Yippee! I'm back - and it's color time!

After 2 lonnnggg weeks of extremely limited (like almost none) Internet use, my gigabytes have been replenished today. If you remember, I had to purchase a new laptop this last month. When setting up a new computer, the first thing it does is download all the updates to the preinstalled software. Of course, I also wanted to download other things like Google Chrome (Sorry Microsoft Edge!) and my Norton Security software (Sorry McAfee!). Between that and the Internet shopping for the new laptop in the first place, I sure ate through my monthly allotment of gigabytes FAST! I still have a few more things to do, such as download my photo watermark software and oodles of free fonts, but that will have to wait a bit. In the meantime, I'm back - connected to the world once more - and it's color time in the Keweenaw!

To wade back into the land of blogging, I'll give you a quick sneak peek at the colors in our yard. First up is the maple tree near the dining room window.

Here's a tall beauty along the driveway.

Autumn reflections on the trapezoids.

Lastly, looking out.

I'll have more in upcoming days, but for now, it's great to be back!

All is well in the Keweenaw.