Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas tree and decorations...

Tree and ornaments...

my tree

I love Santas

Some of my ornaments are either too heavy or to fragile for the tree
so they stay nestled under the tree

Christmas is coming !

I love Christmas
I think it is my favorite time of year.
And I love to decorate for Christmas with lots of candles, and colour.

nativity scene 

Table Center piece

Santas on my mantle

Finnish Tontuu

Tea and cookies

Enjoy the Christmas Season!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

And The Snow Came....

We have been waiting for this all Fall... Probably since the last snow fall last spring
Everyone talked about snow coming early this year.
Yes, we got a few dustings, here and there, 
But they didn't last long....
Thanksgiving Day was perfect... sunny and warm
The weather changed, overnight..
Winter decided to peak his head and show us who was boss....
And not just a little bit... not just a dusting...
But lots... and heavy...  and


The Yooper Scooper

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Love the snow in the Evergreens

Hydrangeas under snow 
The swing is put away... waiting for summer to come
Had my warm Canadian mittens to help me....

These pictures were taken with my phone
I did have to shovel and scoop snow 
and only stopped to rest and take pictures.

Keep Warm...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Perspective Photo Challenge - Senses

This week's Photo Challenge is the 5 senses... 
I wasn't sure if I had any pictures that would cover at least a few of these senses... 
and I had to do some digging...
Here are my pictures to portray at least some of the 5 senses.
Mine near the Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie
Smelling the smells in the mine
Hearing the noises of the equipment on the mine
Seeing the sights of the mine.
Hearing my niece giggle as she gets "tickle bellies" on a hilly road.
Feeling the "tickle bellies" deep down in your tummy
Tasting Mackinac Island Fudge
Feeling the coolness of the ice cream on their lips on a cold summer day

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

My Town

For the last few years, we have lived in the Copper Country... God's Country as most of the people would say.  And it is beautiful and the more I explore, the more history I have found out.  We live in a small town called Laurium, which borders another town Calumet.
Laurium is the center of Copper Country and was initially called Calumet, and Calumet was initially called Red Jacket.  In 1895 the name was changed to Laurium after another famous mining town in Ancient Greece.  Laurium was initially founded as a mining town and was home to the wealthy Keweenaw society, such as mine owners and captains.  Although the mines are closed, many of these large homes and mansions are still standing. In 1900 the population of Laurium was 5643 of those, 2286 were foreigners.  In 2010 the population is 1977 and possibly is even less as people have being moving out to find jobs.  The end of the mines brought with it the end of  livelihoods for many people.

This building at one time was the First National Bank, now a second hand store

Hecla Street in Laurium

this building is the top of the police station
First Baptist Church

Tamarac Street in Laurium

walking down the sidewalk on Tamarac Street 

Laurium Manor ~ Bed and Breakfast

Victorian Hall ~ Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor Theater

Gipp Memorial

George Gipp Memorial Park.  Gipp, Notre Dame's first All - American football player was born in Larium in 1895

This is where we call Home Sweet Home! 
This is just a small view of our town and the history... I will continue more at a later time and also with pictures of Calumet.  I hope you enjoyed the short tour of Laurium.


information about the area came from,_Michigan.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Perspective Photo Challenge - Light

It seems like I just don't have enough hours in the day and I am trying to get this post ready to be able to link it up with this week's Perspective Challenge that is being hosted by Agape Love DesignsWhen Shutters Click and Lena B Photography.  This week's challenge is LIGHT.

This picture shows how the light of the sun bounces off the wave on Lake Superior

This picture was taken of the Mackinaw Bridge in the background
with the light shining onto the Lighthouse in the foreground
I loved how the use of light was able to bring out the lighthouse during dusk

I took this picture a couple of years ago when I was coming home from work in the morning
I was able to capture the morning light shining through the daisy.

Once again it was hard to pick only three pictures that portray light.  Light plays a big role in a photographer's life and can either break or make a picture depending on how the light is shining.

   til next time <3 <3 <3  Marlys
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