Last Sunday at the lake

Finally, today we have somewhat of a cool-down with only 76 degrees F. at 8:00 AM (CDT)…and I’m very happy, because the excessive heat really did me in!

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time preparing walls for painting (when it gets cooler!), which means taking down ALL artwork, cleaning it, and patching holes…it’s a lot of stuff that takes time and energy.

So I took my vitamins early this morning, with my third cup of coffee, and now I’m ready to go at it…again…but first, I thought you might like some images from this past Sunday at the shore of Lake Michigan.

Touhy Beach was crowded...

Touhy Beach was crowded…

 

...and the lifeguards had their boats ready in case of any mishap.

…and the lifeguards had their boats ready in case of any mishap.

 

The cool waters beckoned, but I didn't go in...it's enough for me to see these beautiful waters, and watch the kayak race markers bob up and down in gentle waves.

The cool waters beckoned, but I didn’t go in…it’s enough for me to see these beautiful waters, and watch the kayak race markers bob up and down in gentle waves.

 

I walked over to my favorite spot at Leone Beach to just sit on a rock and watch the movement of the waters.  The beach ball belonged to two little girls, perhaps of Indian descent...

I walked over to my favorite spot at Leone Beach to just sit on a rock and watch the movement of the waters. The beach ball belonged to two little girls, perhaps of Indian descent…

 

...who were spending their time not swimming, but building these delightful sand castles!

…who were spending their time not swimming, but building these delightful sand castles!

I’ve so many more images, but this is it for today.

Hoping to find/make some time to get into my e-mail to look at some of your posts!

Yesterday…

…the temperature hit around 85 degrees F. in Chicago, though it was about 10 degrees cooler at the lake shore.

That didn’t stop these people from spending a wonderful Tuesday afternoon at the beach!

Lake 14MAY2013-1

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So much for the ordinary beach shot…I much prefer this image!

Lake 14MAY2013-2

Sorry, running behind…

…but then, so is Spring!

Yesterday, I washed down (with TSP–Trisodium Phosphate) the kitchen ceiling and walls, plus a few others that needed it…that’s the reason there was no post yesterday–it took NINE hours (with breaks in between where I was busy with other cleaning), but…

…except for the two large windows and their blinds, the Spring cleaning is complete!

Give a cheer for the old gal, who can still climb a ladder (though slowly and carefully!)…she worked her bum off, just to get ready for painting, which will not even be attempted until warmer weather (whenever that decides to show up!)!

We were supposed to be “inundated with snow” today…then those crazy weather folks knocked it back to “two inches”, and finally succumbed to “snow flurries”…and guess what?

Nary a flake fell all day!!!

The wind has been pretty vicious all day, so I thought I’d show you Lake Michigan…from last Sunday, the 17th, another windy day.

Five Piers

Five Piers

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Gull Trio

Gull Trio

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Rough and Tumble, the first

Rough and Tumble, the first

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Rough and Tumble, the second

Rough and Tumble, the second

Back tomorrow…I’ve simply got to rub some Neutrogena into my poor, dry hands!

At a Lonely Shore

At a Lonely Shore

Raindrops spatter the lens

and the thinning trees

as I watch/

listening to the incoming waves

cold and remorseless

as they push the lake’s bed

to the gravelly sands/

damp

and also cold

after the gentle early Autumn rain.

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