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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Maple Syrup Time

It is finally looking like spring here in the north.  A sunny day Friday and no commitments meant my husband and I were off for a drive to Leelanau County ~ which is the "little finger" of Michigan if you look at the back of your left hand and wiggle your pinkie finger.

The buckets in the thick maple woods at Pa Brown's were over-flowing with that sweet sap that will become delicious maple syrup.  Icicles were dripping off the buckets in the morning sun.  I like the ingenious corrugated lids that keep the fresh sap clean.



The colors of Grand Traverse Bay approaching Omena Bay were so gorgeous, I couldn't resist one more picture.  How many pictures of the lakes have I taken over the years?  Many, many....
All in all, it was a lovely day with a forecast of snow / rain mix to come on Saturday.  We were not disappointed.  A good covering of snow mid-Saturday convinced me it was safe to burn the
Christmas tree in the beach fire pit.  It's my usual spring equinox tradition to burn the tree on the first day of spring, but the tree was buried under snow then.  Better late than never!  Welcome spring!

1 comment:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Pat!

We are expecting a blizzard to hit tomorrow , so there goes the lovely Spring weather we've had all week.


I had to smile at your comment. Yes, living here is a BIG change from NYC. I guess we haven't been here long enough for it all to sink in, but I am having fun exploring our new community and learning new things, and being close to our grandkids is the best!