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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One Spring Day Up North

Here it was, this beautiful day. First, leaving the "neighborhood" to drive to Traverse City for my early morning class, there was a lovely dawn. Here it is behind the cemetery at St. Wenceslaus church.

Then along Grand Traverse Bay, at sunrise, a blackbird was singing--or so it fondly imagined.

After class, on my way back north to Northport, in the town of Suttons Bay, at the wonderful little jewel of a flower shop called Forget-Me-Not Florists, I was delighted to find paintings by Northport's own Joanne Sahs.

The water was gorgeous in the sunshine! Farther up the road, the blues of Omena Bay were striking in the sunlight.

And finally, back under the old silver maple in our backyard, the first daffodil was shyly begining to open after a day of bright sunshine.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful array of photographs!

P. J. Grath said...

Thanks, Maiya. I couldn't decide which one I liked best that day so just uploaded them all. I was excited to find Joanne's paintings in the florist's shop and told the woman who sold me flowers, "There's no way any picture outdoors today could look as good as this day feels." Warmth, breeze, tingle in the air--know what I mean?