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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Monarch Chrysalis


Teddy bought home a Monarch caterpillar yesterday and put it in a jar w/some milkweed leaves. We then went out for dinner and when we returned it was gone. However this morning we discovered this chrysalis firmly attached to the end of our kitchen counter. Sooo...now we just have to wait about ten days for the metamorphosing.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Chameleon House


We found this "Extreme Home" named "The Chameleon House" located in here Leelanau County approximately 3 miles south of Northport on M-22.
Apparently it was featured in "Home & Garden" TV
I lifted this quote from the architect's web site at www.andersonanderson.com/WebsiteAAA/CHAMELEON.htm#
"This house is a tower rising above the rolling topography of its cherry orchard site, peering outwards toward spectacular westward views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding agricultural landscape. The site is left minimally disturbed, other than the mounding of two earthen enclosures adjacent to the tower, utilizing the excavated earth of the foundation and offering a ground bound contrast to the tower experience above the treescape.
A house would appear as an unsympathetic intrusion in this pure landscape, and with its singular vertical presence rising above the orchard, the tower is intended to reflect the austere, scaleless non-particularity of the occasional farm buildings dotted elsewhere on the hills. To help mask the scale and house program window requirements of the structure, the building is wrapped in a skirting wall of recycled translucent polyethylene slats, standing two feet out from the galvanized sheet metal cladding of the wall surface, on aluminum frames that serve also as window washing platforms and emergency exit structures. The translucent polyethylene material set out over the dully reflective wall cladding is chosen for its ability to gather the light and color of its landscape, dissolving the finely shadowed and inexplicably haloed structure into the seasonal color cycle of snow and ice and black twig tracery; pale pink blossom clouds; pollen green leaf and grass; golden straw and vivid foliage,
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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Schools

As a young lad from Kindergarden through 3rd grade I attended two different small country one room schools near Shelby, MI. Yesterday Teddy & I drove around the local area and photographed three such schools here in Leelanau County.


Shetland School on M-22 near Good Harbor. Now converted to a private residence.







Solon School SE of Cedar on Hoxie Road. Now vacant.









Standard School in the village of Cedar. Now converted to a private residence.



...and finally, here is a school photo that I really like which Teddy captured last summer in southern Illinois.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Grandma's Party

Last Saturday evening we all took Teddy's Mom out to celebrate her 90th birthday.Clockwise arounf the table are Johanna, Denise, Teddy, Mom (Pearle), Deborah, Jason, Freddy, Fred, & John. That's my steak in the forground; I'm missing because I was taking the picture.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cedar, MI 49621

I stopped in at Bunting's Market in Cedar last Sunday to buy some of their smoked, natural casing hot-dogs. They smoke them fresh every Sunday and are they ever good! I told Teddy that when I am in Bunting's I feel as if I am in a movie...you know, one of those feel-good movies about summer residents in a small resort town by the ocean (in this case Lake Michigan).
As I was leaving town I snapped these pics of "Victoria Creek" which runs through the edge town.Looking upstream at Victoria Creek in Cedar, Michigan.Looking downstream at Victoria Creek in Cedar, Michigan.