Best News Ever – Well In The Last 24 Hours

You have all been so faithful reading and visiting while I my creative juices dried up.  Thank you so much.  I think they are going to start flowing again soon.  I’m at the beach.

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Oh yes, the good news.  Even though my book, Girls on Fire, is on a break pending more rewriting and editing, I had a request from a publishing company to consider writing a book about our local area.  So I’m checking it out.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

Today Randy and I made our way north to Michigan to the Warren Dunes State Park.  I would describe it as infinitely blustery!  It was infinitely uninhabited.

The pier acts as a windbreak.
The pier acts as a wind break.

The water stretched infinitely far, but I didn’t venture close enough to get a good picture of how unending Lake Michigan appeared because the wind blew so hard that it seemed like it was sprinkling even as far away as I stood.

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I got a kick out of the red flag.  No swimming today.  DUH!  Infinitely stupid!

This poor bird didn’t budge when I crouched to take its picture.  In fact after standing with the wind ruffling its feathers, it hobbled over to me.  I think it wanted to cuddle.  I wanted to take it home.  It was warm just two days ago, so I imagine he didn’t listen to the weather report and was taken by surprise at the sudden change of temperatures.

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He looks like he is surrounded by an infinite amount of sand.  In reality he hovers with me under the cover of the abandoned restroom building.

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There was an infinite stretch of sand.  You can see the barriers stretching along the coastline, but they didn’t stop the buildup of mounds of sand across from the parking lot.  Wind blew streams of sand across the parking lot where they sometimes got stuck into little drifts.

The dunes are in back of the parking lot, but I think one was beginning to form around our car.
The dunes are in back of the parking lot, but I think one was beginning to form around our car.

The road in and out of the park looked infinite, and the colors were infinitely beautiful.

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Randy and I had visited the Lake Michigan coast infinitely long ago – about 50 years or so, and we both wondered if this was the place.  The season was July (I don’t say that entirely in jest), and we swam in the lake, but I remember everything was cold where we were in Michigan – even in July.

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I’ll leave you with one infinitely funny sign.  No glass containers OR animals?  What’s the connection?  Is it an either or choice?

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The Rest of the Trail Tale

I did say hoity-toity didn’t I?The beautiful people and their enviable homes are part of the view,  but don’t get too close!We didn’t really mind.  We can’t use our ultra-ultra close-up lens if you get too cozy anyway.  Another of the plants I liked may be a bottle brush plant, but I don’t think so.  The flowers look like purple fireworks exploding.And finally, no teacher is worth her salt if she doesn’t talk about schools.  We came across a flock of birds hovering over the ocean close enough to leave their shadows.  I’m sure the fish below them were quivering with fear when they saw the shadows glide across their school crossing.With that I bid you good night, and pleasant reading and traveling.