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Mighty Mac

I had the opportunity to see the great Mackinac Bridge again recently.  It was nice to go  with my husband, who crossed it for the first time!  We also took the time to beach-comb on Lake Huron.  The water is so high right now in the Great Lakes that very few treasures were found. Don’t despair – I have many jewelry-grade pieces of beach glass to fill your need!

 

 

 

Not goodbye…….

…..but see you later.  My Mom was one of my biggest fans when it came to my beach glass business.  We would talk by phone sometimes while I was beach-combing, describing to her the sunrise I just witnessed, the treasures I had found, or the beautiful conditions of the day. She would joke that I put her to work for her room & board sorting beach glass while she visited me. True. She will be greatly missed now that…

O Holy Night!

……it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth! This interesting piece of sandstone was collected by my husband this summer on the shores of Lake Michigan – when it was warm enough to be on the beach!  I immediately spotted the Holy Family: Joseph, Mother Mary, and baby Jesus. May you experience a truly blessed Christmas season, and a healthy, happy New Year!

Prepare!

Have you made your list, and checked it twice?!? Here we are in full swing and anticipation of the season. I hope you have time to slow down and visit with friends and family while enjoying some of your traditions leading up to Christmas!

Pysanka Egg

I’ve been unable to get to the beach since it’s been so cold recently!  I was able to try a new, fun activity at Chesterton Art Center, Chestertonart.com.   I learned how to make my first Pysanka egg! Mary Acton is a great teacher with so much knowledge of the process. From Wikipedia: “A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist…

A Rare Find

Before picking them up to examine, I like to photograph unusual or rare items just as they lay on the beach. I thought to myself: “This looks suspiciously like a RED piece!” And it was. Happy dance right there!

A Three Hour Tour

Unlike the fateful trip that Gilligan and his friends endured, I was recently able to enjoy a three hour boat tour leaving the Michigan City, Indiana dock with a group of friends. It was a beautiful, windy evening with a backdrop of colorful and interesting clouds. I don’t normally get to see the lake from the water-side….I’m usually on the shoreline! It was a nice change of pace.

Drama on the Beach!

We experienced an amazingly dramatic sky while in Florida recently. It was evident that it was raining over the water, yet the rays of sun cut through the darkness. We never had to leave the beach. The storm simply moved on by!