Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home Again and More Mail Art

I'm home from my visit to my Mom's for her 88th birthday and the weather has taken a turn. It is cold and windy here this morning. My heart goes out to those of you on the east coast where the storm is wreaking havoc. I have a couple of photos to share from my visit to St. Ignace. Here is one of Mom and the 11 of her remaining 13 children. My brother, John, lost his battle with cancer four years ago (I can't believe it's been that long already) and my oldest sister, Pat, who lives in Florida, wasn't able to attend; and my youngest brother, Joe, who lives in Texas, couldn't make it. For those of you who might be reading this and know my family a bit the ones standing (from left to right) are: Kathy, Mary, Molly, Tim, Anne, Mike, Dan, and Jane. Those of us sitting are (from left to right) Susie, moi, Mom and Margaret.

And here is a photo of the Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan's two peninsulas, joining Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. I never tire of this sight and the approach of this man made wonder is always a sign that I am nearing home. The weather was chilly (mid 40s) while I was home, but it was beautifully sunny.

And when I returned I had two more mail art postcards from the Autumn Swap. One from Stephanie Chao,

and one from Kit Gonzales Moore,

I have an appointment with the chiropractor this morning, but don't think I will make it to the Yoga class. The hubster and I are planning to spend some time helping my daughter get her garage dunned out so she can park her car inside now that inclement weather is upon us. I think that will be a good workout.  And then I think the daughter and I may go to the gym and join up.

How about you? Are you safe from this storm they are calling Sandy? Are you enjoying electricity? Does that mean that you have a chance to do some art today? Do share.....



  1. Lovely photos Vicki - the one of the bridge is absolutely stunning! Glad you had a great get-together with the family, bet your mum was delighted :)

  2. I love seeing pics of you and your family. You mom looks great! The bridge photo is just beautiful. Hope you're ready for today ... It'll be behind you soon. Hugs, nancy

  3. The Mackinac bridge was built when I was living in MI in the mid to late 60's. I was too afraid of the length and height of that bridge to ever dare to cross it. When it was completed it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, but has since been surpassed by that bridge in Japan ( I believe)...