The top three photos are for "Patterns & Repetitions in February"... (I'm cheating a bit!) And longing for color, obviously! These bright and beautiful flowers hail from Petoskey Michigan. I took these photos before we moved in the summer of 2009. The following is an excerpt from the web site: Bay View is a unique summer destination since about 1877 with simple cottages. Ten years later there were 125 cottages, a hotel and a chapel. Actually, it began as a summer camp meeting for Michigan's Methodists to gather "for intellectual and scientific culture and the promotion of the cause of religion and morality." It has always been ecumenical in spirit. Please click HERE to read more.
One year we rented cottage for a week. I think every cottage has a magnificent porch. I plan on going back this summer and taking photos of all the porches! This is also where I took my watercolor classes under the huge trees and views of Lake Michigan from artist Catherine Carey.
It was truly how summer should be. My kids road their bikes to summer day camp (outdoor recreation sports and crafts) in the morning and then took swimming lessons after lunch in Lake Michigan. The younger children enjoyed a warmer small in-ground pool for young children. They played and took beginning swimming lesson there. A photographer from the local newspaper came and snapped away and selected my daughter to grace the cover of Petoskey's "The Guide" for the entire summer of 2007. Doesn't her face radiate joy?
|Photo is a copy of The Guide, A publication of Petoskey News-Review|
The following photo is for "Weekend Reflections #75". There are so many creative shots in this challenge - I am especially impressed with the hosts reflection this week - truly unique and inspiring. Do yourself a favor and take a look. My submission is another archival shot of Lake Michigan, but I thought it went well with my mood!
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And the monthly Haiku Challenge for February is winding down. Here are Friday - Sunday's poems. I will return each day and add the day's poems.
of distorted feelings.
by Margaret Bednar, 02/25/11
for February's "Haiku Challenge"
Word Prompt: Haze
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Saturday's Photo Prompt:
|Photo Courtesy of The Haiku Challenge|
Verdant youth, dream-filled
Zeal, zest and verve undaunted
Life boldly pursued
by Margaret Bednar, 02/26/11
for February's Haiku Challenge
(zeal = interest, zest = enjoyment, verve = energy)
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