Browsing All posts tagged under »Grand Traverse Bay«

Summertime, and the livin’ is breezy

April 29, 2012


Fish are jumpin’ . . . . well, not quite. Babs Young writes: There are some who think summer has arrived. It was sunny, but not swimming weather. This dude was taking advantage of the strong winds across the East Bay in Traverse City. That neoprene wetsuit is the only thing standing between our dudely […]

Blind leading blind

April 24, 2012


Another of my little cameras appears to have bitten the dust. Or more likely the sand. I don’t think it’s good for cameras to take them down to the beach to take pictures of the Bay whipped into whitecaps, or the tiny flowers growing in the shelter of the bluff. It’s good for me, though, […]


April 16, 2012


It has been an April sort of day, with thick clouds spitting rain on the spring flowers and on Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and me. We made one circuit of Eden Shores and came to a decision. It would be prudent to move away from the trees that creaked and twisted in the wind. We […]

April showers

April 10, 2012


There we were minding our own business having a little walk up on the top of the second ridge when fat snowflakes started to fall.  Walking across all that emerald grass while the air filled with fluff was like being in a pillow fight with Mama Nature. Then the wind kicked up and blew the […]

Moonset at dawn

April 8, 2012


On Saturday morning Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I were up early. At dawn the full moon would set over Grand Traverse Bay just as the sun rose over the drumlins, and we would be there. We gathered our provisions and trotted across the road. Would there be too much cloud cover? No, there would […]

Tour of inspection – Grand Traverse Bay

March 25, 2012


The warm weather held through Saturday, and it was a great relief to go down to the beach with the dogs and stop thinking about Stuff for awhile. We walked a long way. Miss Sadie did some spin-dancing, the Cowboy did some rolling, I inspected. Lake, check. Sand, check. Rocks, check. So far so good.