Land of the midnight sun

The title represents fake news. I don’t know what time these photos were taken but it was well before midnight. But, at this time of the year, the sun sets pretty late in the Yooperland (where these photos were taken (I did not take them)) and in a few weeks, when we hit the summer solstice, we will still see evidence of the Mr. Golden Sun at 11 PM. With luck and strategic planning, I will be there shortly after that, meeting up with what’s left of my rather ragged branch of the FinFam. But I *will* be there with bells on and filet mignon to grill!

So, an evening beach walk with the GG. He is at the Doelle (say it like “Doley”) end of the beach. It is not as long a beach as the one on Long Boat Key (that one goes for MILES) but it is a beautiful sugar sand beach, therefore not *all* that different.

Alas, a “Florida Tower House” is being built at the other end of the beach. I think you can see it if you click, click, and squint. I am not crazy about this kind of rather ostentatious development on our beach but I certainly can’t do anything about it except accept it. (“except accept”? Is there a name for that kind of juxtaposition of words?)

And here is the Doelle house. It’s an old lighthouse keeper’s house. There were lighthouses there when I was a kid. Front lighthouse vandalized. Back Light deteriorated and fell over and Radical Betty heard it fall. Too many stories about those to tell tonight. Some other day. For now, just bask in the northern evening sunlight.

And finally the sunset, apparently intermixed with a bit of rain.

I am down here on The Planet Ann Arbor though and it isn’t all that bad here. I have put down some pretty darn deep roots here and my job cannot be beat (for a baggy old bag like me, at least), so that was fun today. We gained a new Building Mom and my Amazon Boss engineered an ice cream party to welcome her.

And now I am sitting out in the back yard writing this and trying to process the book I just finished, Lincoln in the Bardo. I am not qualified in any way, shape, or form, to review books, so I won’t try. Did I like it? Yes but I dunno. In a technical sense, I struggled at first with the snippety quote style (from published [or not] books about Lincoln) the author used to describe the Lincoln family and political atmosphere at the time (early Civil War) but eventually, that writing device worked for me. The rest of it? Well, read it if you dare! I’m glad I did. I think. I’ll admit that I don’t totally understand it. But what an imagination that author has! What book is next? I’m not sure.

P.S. I sure hope the GG remembered to pot the Commander Memorial Impatiens Lizard Breath bought at the new Meijer the other day. And I want pics of them!

3 Responses to “Land of the midnight sun”

  1. Sam Says:

    Just-sayin’: the new Meijer has free wifi. Which is great because big-box stores often essentially block cell service, or slow it d-o-w-n, IMHO.

    PS The New Meijer (NM—not the same as New Mexico) did NOT have the plants WE wanted (“regular” basil and mint). Glad LB was able to score there, however; we got the basil in Newberry (gorgeous plants) and skipped the mint (figured it was a long shot anyway).

  2. Paulette Zych Attie Says:

    Good description of the ostentatious dwelling. Fortunately the trees block it from our view.

  3. Margaret Says:

    Resignation perhaps? We have many MacMansions here and they sometimes don’t fit very well with the rugged PacNW.