Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Rain

We woke up to rain today. This is a little depressing in January. It is certainly bad news for snowmobiling!

Here are the roads we biked today!

A home is going up on this site which had a teeny building. Often changes on the island make me sad, but this a happier sort!

They kept the original chimney:

Here's my tires once we made it to the school (fyi- brakes make bad sounds when this slushy stuff sticks to the tire)

Trying to squeeze rain gear over a warm coat is challenging:

Happy girl!

Rain hasn't dampened their spirits!

Sidewalks are safer for biking than the road at the moment- but don't do this during the summer season because it's against the rules!

Here a couple pics from yesterday for fun!

Yesterday's sunrise:

Lots of mallard ducks line the roof of St. Anne's Catholic Church in the afternoon. I stopped biking and watched them squabble with the girls. Some ducks were shoving each other, which we found funny!

Today was also the Poetry Out Loud recitation competition at Mackinac Island Schools. I had the privilege of being one of the judges and a lot of high school schoolers participated. It was wonderful to see so many students share poetry! Thank you! Congratulations to those who placed! The winning poem was "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller and recited by Onaca Bennett who will represent Mackinac Island at the next level of competition!

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