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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quiet Sunday Miscellany


Despite an earlier forecast involving rain, Sunday morning was sunny and beautiful here in Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, northwest lower Michigan. Breakfast pancakes at home were delicious with the seasonal topping of organic Balaton cherries, and a cross-county cruise from the Gills Pier neighborhood to the Omena neighborhood before coming up to Northport was a long, restorative cloud-gazing opportunity. It’s the last Sunday in August, already feeling like September, but there have been a surprising number of people in Northport, nonetheless. Some couples who usually wait until after Labor Day to travel have probably started early this year, thanks to cool weather and a late holiday date.

One more night remains of Music in the Park. Friday, September 4, the Leo Creek Band will entertain. Deck chairs and steamer blankets—doesn’t that sound cozy? Come prepared!

The Northport Farmers Market continues into and through September, Friday mornings at the depot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

And already the plans for the Fall Festival in Northport, scheduled for Saturday, October 17, are coming together. The horses and wagonette are booked! And the first restaurant has come forth with its special for the Festival Menu list: Stubbs Sweetwater Grill will offer fresh Lake Michigan salmon with wild rice and garlic mashed redskins for $15.95 and fresh baked Michigan apple pie à la mode for $5.00. Yum! A menu of specials will be made up in advance, and we’ll leave it up to visitors (and locals, too, of course) to choose where they will go and what they will enjoy.

On a completely different topic, have you ever wanted to find a book you had as a child but can’t remember the title or the author’s name? Try this site.

4 comments:

dmarks said...

Such a lovely morning. All rain-washed and not hazy at all. Maybe too cool for some. Dramatic skies too.

Ananda girl said...

Gorgeous photos! This is a lovely blog. I've never visited before. Very nice.

P. J. Grath said...

Hi, dmarks and Ananda. Hope you like the horses I posted this evening, too. More exciting than my clouds, by far!

Gerry said...

Such wonderful things go on over there. Spoilt for choice, that's what you are, and I'm envious.

Thank you for the link to the "Stump the Bookseller" site. One day I'll find my old books . . .