Saturday, August 2, 2014

2014 Trip to Mackinac Island

We had a fun Trip to Mackinac Island a few weeks ago.  Here are some random pics of the trip.  I love flowers and pathways.




The library was very clean and colorful!


A beautiful entry.


Love the colorful flowers along the boardwalk.  


The Mackinac Island Arch (with a marriage proposal to some lucky girl written in stones in the water!)


A valley of small daisy-like flowers in the grass.





Mackinac Bridge in the distance.

These rock cairns are all around the island.  Rock Cairns


Beautiful horses




Scenic views of the downtown area.  No cars on the island of course.... only bicycles and horses.





Someone has returnables...haha


Rows of bicycles.




The sun is going down after a long day on the island.


Beautiful orange, yellow, blue colors in this sunset.


Mackinac Bridge sunset


Wind power


Mackinac Bridge at dusk




We were on the island for about 8 hours and wish to spend more time there next year.  We took home about 6 bars of fudge.  Yummm!!! We will return and probably enjoy the shopping and horseback riding next time.  I hope you enjoyed looking at all of these pictures!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ice Storm

I hope everyone is enjoying the "polar vortex"! If you didn't get out during the recent ice storm here in Michigan, then take a look at these!


Right behind our house is a closed Momtessori (bench pic):

These were taken about one mile away where there is a forest of teasel plants:

The ice makes everything look magical!

I love close ups:

Teasel:

Tree with red berries:

Fall mums that are still fading through the winter:

A pretty colorful leaf still hangs on:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Macro Lens

Excited to try out the new macro lens! Sorry I've been MIA for a long time.  I had a beautiful baby boy last July and time just goes by so fast.  I can now post during some good nap time yay!! haha

Write more soon but see my new macro practice shots:


First looking down at a pair of jeans:

   Then some carpet fibers:

 Our cat:

 My nephew:


Monday, January 23, 2012

November belated honeymoon to Spain!

So this post is long overdue but anyway here it is!  My husband and I went on our belated honeymoon vacation to Spain 11/13 to 11/23 and were home just in time for Thanksgiving.  The weather was warmer than I thought at 64 degrees and a little rainy but it really was worth it.  Just a light jacket was needed and an umbrella of course.  Walking around you got warm anyway so if the temps were higher it probably would have been uncomfortable.  So plan to go to Spain in November because the weather is perfect for walking and sightseeing.   We took the Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus tour around Barcelona and loved it.  Then we scheduled three separate day tours that were amazing!  The first tour was Pyrenees Mountain Trail & Medieval Vic, the second tour was to visit Tarragona & Glamorous Sitges, and the third was to visit Ultimate Dali Route (Salvatore Dali).  It was amazing! 



 Here is a beautiful winding street in Tarragona:

  

An interesting night club (no we didn't go inside since we were on a day tour!).

A view out of Salvatore Dali's home which was also next to a fisherman's cove.  

An extravagant museum filled with the history of ceramics:
  

 An interesting diagonal row of chairs:

  


 Across the street from Dali's home was a stone wall house:

  

Beautiful Beaches:

 Romantic sunsets:


We also traveled to Malaga and Granada, Spain but those pictures will be posted later!  If anyone decides to travel to Spain feel free to contact me with any questions about our trip and I will be glad to suggest places to go!  Hope everyone had an amazing holiday season.  Remember all of these images are available at my Etsy shop as of today.  More to come and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Its hard to believe November is already here and this year is flying by so fast!  Since the last post a lot has been happening in Tuckers Alley.  One of my photos Fall Harvest was featured on the front page of Etsy! Thanks to the beautiful treasury "When the fall comes down" by inameliart  That is a first for me and I was definitely thrilled! Very exciting ;-)


Also since then we did have a Halloween Party at our house.  Here are a few pictures from that day: 

If you like the cupcake photos then I think you would LOVE the recipe!  I found them at this website: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/03/14/irish-car-bomb-cupcakes/.   I was searching for a fun treat that included alcohol.  They are not strong and they are SO perfectly moist and chocolaty.  The instructions are NOT from a box and it was fun to make them from scratch.  The actual cupcake is made with Guinness chocolate cake base and filled with a chocolate ganache which includes a small amount of Irish whiskey.  Frosting is vanilla buttercream with Baileys Irish Cream added.  Enjoy!!


Here we made some green goulish punch.  It was just a mix of Sprite, 7-UP, Ginger Ale and Lime Sherbert. We also added dry ice to get the fun foggy appearance! 




Hope you had a happy Halloween!!!