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Pictures of the day...
Summer is almost gone!! fall is almost here...
Wide angle view at Mountain Grand Resort at Boyne in MI
My very first morels! 5-25-08
Eagle over the Jordan River
canadian goose w/ little one - boyne mtn, mi 5-20-08
Cherry Orchard Blossoms - Leelanau Co, MI
Magnolia blossom in Michigan
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A MICHIGANDER WHEN..............
1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by,
you might live in Michigan.
2. If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Michigan.
3. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Michigan.
4. If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Michigan.
5. If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Michigan.
6. If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Michigan.
7. If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live in Michigan.
8. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Michigan.
9. If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Michigan.
- You know you're a true MICHIGANIAN / MICHIGANDER when . . . .
10. "Vacation" means going up north on I-75.
11. You measure distance in hours.
12. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
13. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
14. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
15. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
16. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
17. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
18. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
19. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
20. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
21. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
22. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.
23. Down South to you means Ohio.
24. A brat is something you eat.
25. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.
26. You go out to fish fry every Friday.
27. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
28. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
29. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
30. You drink pop and bake with soda.
31. Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not medicine.
32. You can actually drink Vernors without coughing
33. You know what a Yooper is.
34. You know that UP is a place, not a direction.
35. You know it's possible to live in a thumb.
36. You understand that when visiting Detroit, the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest.
37. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Michigan friends
ROFLOL yep, my son just had shorts and a jacket on the other day!! Empire has two churches and two bars!
Is there any other way to measure distance??
I had a friend who hit the same deer twice!! Long story!!
I thought that was the point of security lights, so you don't have to lock up! LOL my boys always looked like weeble wobbles at halloween with all the layers of clothes and costumes! nothing better than a pole barn party! I also know its possible to live in the pinky! (check the map) LOL, Candi
I could go on... but I won't bore you with my life in Michigan!! HA HA
Hi, my name is Wayne Daniels, born in the Southwest, then relocated to the upper Midwest, and have no regrets. I do love it here in Northern Michigan! I am an avid photographer, artist, and music lover. My background also includes radio broadcast, TV, digital photography, landscaping, and gardening-horticulture, & stormchasing. As of Mid November I will be officially moving to Phoenix area in Mesa to be closer to family & friends I graduated & grew up with in AZ. Its going to be a real cultural change and huge curve ahead, so pray 4 me, road to recovery of sorts. D Wayne cheers everyone! xxoo
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CARLSBAD - CLOVIS, NM TORNADO FOOTAGE MARCH 23, 2007!
Remembering a year ago...the Tornado chase of the Century Between Lovington & Clovis...all began near Carlsbad, in SE NM!
IMPORTANT STORM CHASE RELATED TORNADO FOOTAGE LINKS:
Thoughts I've pondered, have been many in recent days, but like
not having a camera when there's that perfect moment to take, I
simply did not have the time to write them down on a pad I NOT had!
So much has come to mind, as seasons change, Winter transition to
spring, Easter and my birthday, back to back, now past. I think
about what lossed, what gained, things that don't much matter and
what really does, God's wonderful grace, His unconditional love.
How he never stops giving even when we forget to give back. I
think about faithfulness, giving, receiving, taking chances,
taking risks, having no regrets, looking ahead instead of the past.
Changing the past or others, we can never do, but I do think about
the seasons that change and Easter, the ressurrection of Jesus,
new life, new beginnings, tranformed life, letting it all out,
giving a shout! Basically living life out loud like never before;
looking ahead, choosing to really live, enjoying life's preciousness,
every fleeting moment that it brings, soaking it all in like warm
sunshine after a cold winter's day! I've learned finally to move on,
letting go, even of my own anger and great disappointment in others,
mainly family, and my own sons. Life is all about choosing to live
than choosing to die, looking for the joy in all things, remaining
positive, seeking friends, and being a friend to those who need that
comfort or just to fill someone else's void. I found out sensibly
that all relationships have give AND take. It takes communication, it
takes two, it takes an honest effort, it takes forgiveness, it takes,
getting up, walking again, perservering onward & upward, and knowing
the Lord is ultimately the one in control, not us, not us controlling
what we simply cannot or changing others, but letting God have throne,
giving our frustration and shortcomings to him and letting Him change
those whose hearts break. It's about knowing, we all serve a divine
purpose while here on earth, choosing life, rather than death....
looking for the good in life rather than feeling sorry for ourselves,
or remembering or dwelling on things that only sadden us. In the end,
I find it's all about making a sincere effort of making peace and
harmony with yourself first, forgiving yourself first before you can
reach others or even have a relationship with others. We are the temple
of the Holy Spirit, and if Christ live's in us and we in Him and truly
love Him, we must make peace with ourself first, own conscience and our
minds and heart before He can truly hear us or operate fully in our lives,
and we can live live joyous and abundantly! My inspiration in this diary
or recent blog, comes from the Word, Mercy Me, Point of Grace, East to West,
Lifesong, How you live, Leah Martensen, a recovery christian counselor,
Candi Bogart, Barb Barrigar, and the Lord, and most of all much prayer!
So like this Easter Ressurrection, we recently celebrated, it's time to
rise up above it all, lift our hands high toward heaven & praise Him, and
choose to live lIfe abundantly, and to it's fullest, with no regrets!
Learn to Live
There's only one chance to really live,
Even when sorrow, sadness or disappointment may give.
So many of us hold on to what's wrong
Instead of turning round', in front, to the road so long!
Stop and really think, before Life passes you by
What's really important, instead of Satan's lie.
It's time to really learn how to live,
First, let go, get up, look forward, then Forgive!
Let the sunshine flood your very own heart so it sings!
Remember, you are what your own happiness brings
This Life comes with only one ticket,
So just enjoy the ride, and don't try to fix it!
Like a rollercoaster, with many a twist and a turn,
Letting go of anger is something we learn!
You see, it's all part of the fun,
From the truth, ups & downs; don't try to out run
Cause in the end, we'll just have to face em' head on
Just a friend's message of mine from a song!
There's one thing, I've learned in this one Life,
Never leave things unsaid, it only causes strife
There's really one thing you must take to heart
All that you do and say will come back what may...
Words and actions that haunt, never to part!
Before we can love the Lord and really know God
We must make peace with ourselves first,
Then with others, before we're like peas in a pod!
Only then will your own laughter really burst.
So don't hold it all in, just let it all out
Life's about choices and chances
No greater time, then the present, to make life shout!
It's not only recieving, but giving Life's dances!!
Disappointment, sadness, and sorrow, even joy....
It's all part of life, whether old or as a little boy.
Take the first step, no matter what the chance,
Always look ahead to enjoy Life's slow dance,
Rather than lookin back...
Have no regrets, learning to live, nothing to lack!
It's okay to remember, but choose to forgive
Without it, we can never learn to live!
Written By: D. Wayne Walterscheid
Wayne Daniels of Wayne's ( ) World!
Thank you for reading my blog, may it inspire, encourage you
and give you new life, new hope for tomorrow, no matter what
you are facing or struggling through right now. please watch
the video on youtube.com "How You Live", by Point of Grace
(Link Below) below inspired by their lyrics & song that greatly
made this message in poetry possible and to encourage others!
Feel free to pass it along to others who need to hear it! Wayne :)
Point Of Grace - How You Live
Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress, use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
And have what you want, but want what you have
And don't spend your life looking back
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances and let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Looking back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live
So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children, dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth 'cause you can't get away, no
Face it and you'll be okay
Oh, wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
Even when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
And make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end, there's nobody else
"Lighthouse Artists and Writers" When looking at some of the most inspired artists and writers in recent memory, is it any wonder that these creative talents were drawn to the beauty, majesty and symbolism that lighthouses represent?
In the last few centuries, the magnetism and aura of lighthouses have influenced legendary artists and writers across a wide range of mediums and genres. From children's authors (such as Hildegarde Smith who wrote of "The Little Red Lighthouse" known as Jeffrey's Hook) to the chilling horror writers (such as Edgar Allen Poe whose last work "The Lighthouse" still remains to this day eerily unfinished), diverse artists and writers gravitate to the inspiration of lighthouses as frequently as ships gravitate to their beacon in a storm.
Below is a list of 19 famous artists and writers who have attachments to specific lighthouses. Try to match the correct artist or writer to the correct corresponding Lighthouse. The answers are listed below. We welcome hearing from you if you know of any other artists/writer lighthouse associations!
A) Annisquam Light K) Bell Rock Lighthouse
B) Derby Wharf Light L) Block Island Southeast Light
C) Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse M) Godrevy Lighthouse
D) Highland/Cape Cod Light N) Isles of Shoals Lighthouse
E) Key West Lighthouse O) Mare Island Lighthouse
F) Marshall Point Lighthouse P) Montauk Point Lighthouse
G) Point Pinos Lighthouse Q) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
H) Portland Head Lighthouse R) St. Simons Lighthouse
I) Ten Pound Lighthouse S) Tenants Harbor Light
J) Eddystone Lighthouse
The Artists and The Writers
1) Henry David Thoreau - Transcendentalist writer who visited this lighthouse a few times in the 1850's and wrote that erosion would put an end to the lighthouse in less than forty years. In his book about the region he stated about this lighthouse "A man can stand here and put all of America behind him."
2) Walt Whitman - In 1888, Whitman wrote this about this lighthouse's location, "I stand as on some mighty eagle's beak, Eastward the sea absorbing, viewing (nothing but sea and sky), The tossing waves, the foam, the ships in the distance, The wild unrest, the snowy. curling caps-that inbound urge and urge of waves, the shores forever."
3) Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth - Golden Age Illustrator whose illustrations graced such classic books as Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, and The Last of the Mohicans. As a youth worked in this lighthouse's town for a few summers prior to becoming an illustrator.
4) Andrew Wyeth - Painter of "Christina's World" who bought this lighthouse and island in 1978 where it served as his studio.
5) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Famous American poet who wrote "Paul Revere's Ride" and befriended the Lighthouse Keeper at this light. It is believed his poem "The Lighthouse" was inspired by this light.
6) Ernest Hemmingway - One of the Greatest American writers who wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and whose residence was across the street from this lighthouse. Tradition and legend have it that Hemmingway would follow the lighthouse's beam home after heavy nights of drinking to ensure he could find his way home.
7) Edward Hopper - Painted quite a few paintings of this specific lighthouse including, "Lighthouse Hill". "Lighthouse Hill" is said to have been the source of influence that Alfred Hitchcock used for the visual of the "Bate's Motel" up on the hill in the movie "Psycho".
8) Winslow Homer - Famous America seascape painter who lived at this lighthouse for one year in 1880. Some reports also have this lighthouse as the first U.S. Coast Guard Station in America.
9) John Steinbeck - Writer of "The Grapes of Wrath"; referenced this lighthouse in quite a few of his works. Many times played with his sister at this lighthouse location when a child.
10) Rudyard Kipling - Nobel Prize Laureate author of "Jungle Book"; had a summer home near this light.
11) Virginia Woolf - Wrote the famous book "To the Lighthouse" which was based on this lighthouse.
12) Celia Thaxter - Famous New England poet who's father was the lighthouse Keeper at this lighthouse. Wrote the Poem "The Wreck of the Pocahontas" and "Sandpiper".
13) Eugenia Price - Southern writer whose books included "New Moon Rising" and "The Beloved Invader" and who wrote the book "The Lighthouse" based on this light.
14) Stephen Crane - Writer of "The Red Badge of Courage". While a newspaper reporter and voyaging to Cuba, his ship sunk and he rowed his raft towards this lighthouse for safety.
15) Robert Louis Stevenson - "Treasure Island" author whose Grandfather, Robert, designed this lighthouse.
16) Jack London - "The Call of the Wild" author that mentions this lighthouse in his work "John Barkleycom."
17) Herman Melville - In his famous novel "Moby Dick", he compared how lonely Nantucket Island looked on a map to the lonelines of this lighthouse.
18) Thomas Kinkade - This lighthouse was the first actual/real life lighthouse that he depicted in one of his paintings.
19) Nathaniel Hawthorne - Worked in the shadow of this lighthouse writing "The Scarlet Letter" in a back room near a Customs house in which he worked.
If you were in my shoes.
You would stop and think before judging.
What's said, you have everything to lose!
Speak wisely without fudging.
Let our words be seasoned before the Lord
When judging others, we're judging Him!
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I Will Lift My Eyes by Bebo Norman
God my God, I cry out
You beloved needs you now
God, be near, calm my fear
And take my doubt
Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in
I will lift my eyes to the Maker
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My year begins the week school starts. Today is the beginning of my new year. All things are forgiven and forgotten. There is nothing ahead but possibilites. Yes, consequeces of the past can and will remain -- the scars never really fade, but we take...
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On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens,
how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
a rainy day, the e...
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I just wanted to share this little hymm we sang in church this past Sunday morning in Boyne City. It seemed so fitting, with Spring in all, even though we had more snow AGAIN this morning! Such a very precious song about the changing season & His pr...
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