Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stormy Weather on Manitou

A week ago, we had a couple of storms pass by.  I thought it made for interesting lighting.  The big old barnlike building is the local Elks Club.  They seem a little conflicted on color scheme right now--but everyone around here is used to the old girl.  It started out as a private club and then foundered during the depression.  It has a neat little golf course on the shore side.  The course was constructed when hickory shafts were the club shaft of choice and a good drive was 200 yards.  That means it is quite short by today's standards--but it is a fun place to sharpen your game.  The rates are low and the course is seldom crowded.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Treasure Island Summer Bouquet

We have the fewest blooms going right now.  Seems to be a lull in mid-summer.  In a couple of weeks the hibiscus will take over the island.  Right now,  just a few pretties are about.