Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Shore Side

The gang's all here! Now we know what happened to the geese around the island. They are living the good life on the shore. Here are some photographs of our shoreside this morning. The Wisteria covers the old bell pole. No need for signaling the island in this age of cell phones, so we made it into a trellis. As you can see, we had a pretty morning.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Treasure Island is for Rent

We have decided to rent Treasure Island. It would be a pleasure to share the island with kindred spirits--and it is a nice source of income for our retirement. As this is our first season, we have lots of room on the calendar--even in June.

We are available by the week (Six nights) at $2100, complete with pontoon boat, 4 kayaks, and tons of toys like horseshoe pitches, bocce games, badminton and such.

Treasure island can sleep six comfortably, with a king bed in the treetops sleeping loft and a double and two twins in the downstairs suite with full bath. We also have a full bath on the main floor.

The island also makes a wonderful getaway for two--a week of total privacy and a change of pace from the workaday world.

We suppose you could spend the same money for a single room at a resort, if you'd rather have the high dining prices, the people and auto congestion, and the noise noise noise!

For those of you who have been kind enough to follow this blog, please spread the word.

Happy Memorial Day!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wild Flowers

It seems that every year a new wildflower makes its debut on Treasure Island. This is the year of the Lily of the Valley. We have carpets of these snow white beauties scattered about the island--perhaps to remind us of the bright white snow cover we enjoyed just weeks ago.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Marauder

This is the time of the year for birds to be nesting. We had a sweet little duck nesting at the point, right on the edge of the deck. Yesterday morning we found her eggs scattered within a two yard radius, with only the shells remaining. Before that we had a robins nest go from "eggs" to "eggless" over night. So my lady set a trap and look what we found. As I write this our raccoon is taking a nice ride out into the country. We are hoping this solves the egg problem for the season.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Arrivals Part II

Here are the pictures we promised earlier.