Saturday, November 9, 2013

Shipping And Sitting And Sipping

One of the best parts of waking up in
the morning is looking out my 
window towards the 
Bay of Green Bay.

Shipping:
This time of year the shipping lanes
have slowed down.
Soon the channel will be closed for the winter
but right now the freighters are coming in
and going out.
Isn't she a beauty?
She is riding low in the water laden down
with salt for the icy roads this winter
or she's laden with coal.
It's hard to get a good picture of  her.
The rising sun shines on her hard and bright.
The old boat on shore is no longer water worthy
but she is a fun place to sit and jump on.
I sip my coffee and stroll down to the 
cold beach.

Sitting:
There is someone else here to keep me company
this morning.
Do you see them?
They blend right in with the shore, don't they?

Sipping:
Here is what I am sipping on this morning.

I am driving to Madison, WI for a seminar
and I won't be home until  
3 or 4 am Sunday morning.
So be nice to me if I don't get to visit you until
late tomorrow sometime and 
please pray  that I don't fall asleep
driving home.

I am taking a couple of these along just in case
I need them to hold my eyes open.
I get to use them first an then I will pass
them along to MyHero.
My motto is-what he doesn't know won't hurt him (much)
Have a good day-see ya tomorrow!

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64 comments:

Susie said...

Diana, Need I remind you that Christmas is 46 days away...you are naughty girl. You do not have long to polish up the old halo.. I thought sure you would have one of those nice red starbucks cups. Be safe on your trip.xoxoxo,Susie

Anonymous said...

you are so bad! Beautiful shot! We have been watching the ship unload salt for Northern Michigan for weeks, tons and tons of it, I wonder if its the same ship,

Musings from Kim K. said...

Safe travels!! Gorgeous pictures of the big lake. I never grow tired of looking at it.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place. You must never tire of those views.
Have a safe journey, and drink extra coffee to stay awake!

Celestina Marie said...

Diana you live in a gorgeous place on earth. Love your pics.
Safe Travels and keep that cup filled!!
Hugs!!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Beautiful!! I miss it already.

Rick Watson said...

Beautiful view. You travel safe.

Kathy said...

You are too much, Diana. I think maybe the husband will notice the toothpicks have been used.

What a great view you have. I love watching "traffic" on the river (or in your case the bay).

Have fun this weekend and be safe.

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow that view is gorgeous. Safe travels.
Kris

Tessa~ said...

How lucky you are, to live on water.

Mmmmm, do you really have to come home so late? Late driving can be tricky. Wouldn't it make more sense, to get a hotel room, and start out fresh, Sun. morning????

Tessa~

Perfectly Printed said...

What a view!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a view!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful view,Diana, such a lovely place to relax. I will be praying that you can stay awake and get home safe. Enjoy your weekend.

Beth said...

Have a safe trip to and from Madison!

I hate to think of winter coming on but not a thing we can do to stop it.

jackie collins said...

Just beautiful, what a great way to start your morning! Thanks for sharing!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a cool thing to be able to see from your house! Have a great time, and a safe trip home from the seminar!

xo Kat

Dewena Callis said...

I would never get tired of looking at that view, Diana. That's pretty amazing! You be careful on the road. Coffee up!

Linda said...

Nice view, thanks for posting. I don't envy your drive one bit. Stay safe!! and awake!!! I am going to have a quiet, boring day, I hope. :-)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Green Bay Starbucks!
Get your RED ON! LOL
I'm not "pick"ing on you!
Safe travels dear one!
w/L

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful view you have from your home. I would probably be walking on the beach everyday.
Be careful driving late at night.
Mary

Cristina Garay said...

That's a gorgeous view, Diana! Happy travels ;)

Anne said...

What a beautiful view Diana! Don't tell anyone I said this but......if I could I would move to your beautiful state in a minute!I am practically there already! Don't worry about getting back.I am not keeping up with reading as much as I would like to.I just have less and less time to do it now.So if you don't see me all the time I will keep on checking back.It was a hard decision but I am so far behind in projects as it is.
Have a fun and safe trip!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

STUNNING view Diana!! Safe travels my friend!

Mindy Whipple said...

Visiting from Stephanie's blog - your apple cake sounds so good!

Nellie said...

Gorgeous views to wake up to each morning!

I send wishes for safe travels to you! Hopefully you won't have to resort to those toothpicks.

xo Nellie

Debby said...

Please be careful, I would so miss your funny posts. I think it is so wonderful that you have this right in your front yard. I never saw those shipping boats until this summer in Sough Carolina. I couldn't believe how many stacks of railroad cars they carried. I was shocked. I guess the are a big international waterway. Be careful with those toothpicks.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Hi Nana Diana! I am visiting from The Enchanting Rose and I pinned your recipe! Yum! I am a nana too but pronounced NahNah! Your pictures remind me of watching the big ships go by on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton NY as a kid. Following you via Bloglovin

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I truly didn't know you had big freighters like that. Very cool. xo Laura
P.S. I bet you could find a couple more use for those toothpicks before you pass them on :)

Red Rose Alley said...

I can't believe that is your view when you look out your window, it's amazing! Jess and Nel would be going to the beach every day. Oh yes, I love my Starbucks too.

Have a relaxing weekend, Diana.

Love,
~Sheri

Missy George said...

Drive carefully Diana..I'll miss you..My favorite things to watch are fires and bodies of water..Lucky you..

Kelly said...

You do have such a wonderful view. Wish I was close enough to drive to the beach whenever I wanted. You cracked me up with the toothpick story. Hopefully, you won't need them!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the country with a fabulous view. I hope the seminar has gone well and you get back home safely. Sending you bunches of hugs tonight!

Sarah said...

Travel safely and have a good time! '-)

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Have fun Diana ~ you always bring me a smile!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Have fun Diana ~ you always bring me a smile!

Merlesworld said...

oh dear second hand tooth picks.
Merle...........

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, wow, wow...What a few...You are one lucky blessed girl. Now, keep your eyes open. Why don't you stay over night? I hate to have to driving into the night

Carol

Katie Clooney said...

Safe travels sweet Diana! You are so lucky to live on the water.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Diana, you must feel like you wake up to a little bit of heaven everyday. You have a spectacular view. Be safe on the road and drive carefully.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...


What a beautiful view to wake up to, even on a cold morning! Have a good time at the seminar and drive safely! Hugs, Leena

Amber said...

What a view! It looks rather chilly too! Can't wait to see some winter photos. Stay warm and I hope your drive is safe!

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous view you have, Diana. I bet the boats you see are way bigger than the ones I see here on the canals!! lol.
I prayed for safe travel for you, and the Hero you travel with.
Have fun this weekend.
Love you Thiiiiis much!
xo

camp and cottage living said...

Pray you had a safe trip, Diana.
Oh, your beautiful lake pictures sure make me miss my last home....
It's the best way to drink ones morning coffee!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Have a good, fast, and safe trip. What a lovely view..sigh. I miss the water.

Jen

Miss Kitty said...

Hope that you got home safely! Did you use toothpicks AND Starbucks for the ride home? Thanks for posting those great photos of your view of the Bay...just gorgeous!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What a beautiful view and a Starbucks works anytime! Take care!

Jane
Flora Doora

Faye said...

What a beautiful view! Have a safe trip!

Kathy said...

And you want to leave home WHY?
Wow what a view, thanks for sharing. Kathy

Kathy said...

And you want to leave home WHY?
Wow what a view, thanks for sharing. Kathy

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Okay, just let me confess... I am jealous. I am jealous of the view, the coffeeeeeee and the view.
Not the toothpicks. or the long seminar. But of the view. Yes. the view. and the coffee.
Have a great week Diana :)

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a gorgeous view, Diana! Hope you had a wonderful trip and didn't need to use the toothpicks! Have a great week.

bj said...

I would LOVE living that close to a large body of water...heck fire..I love living close to a SWIMMING POOL...hahhaa...
Stay awake...and be safe.
xoxo bj

Stacey said...

That is a wonderful view to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Be careful on that drive. Sounds hard!

Attic Clutter said...

oh my what a beautiful view ND
lucky girl u(:)
oh too funny tooth pics..
stay awake!!!
yes those little baskets with the animal pics are so cute..hugs..patty

Willow said...

If I got coffee , it's all good :)

Doreen@househoneys said...

Can that view be any prettier?!

I had to smile about the toothpicks...guess it's better you use it first for your eyes then the other way around.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Safe travels. I hope you don't have to use the sticks. Use the Starbucks instead!

Mindy said...

It wouldn't hurt my feelings to wake up to that either!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hope you made it home safe and sound and didn't have to use the toothpicks! Beautiful photos of that wonderful view you have.

sweetvintageofmine said...

aaaahhhh...to wake up to that beautiful view every morning! Enjoy every second.....Blessings~~~Roxie

Debbiedoos said...

Enjoy Diana! I really enjoy that view you have. Must be lovely to sip that starbucks and enjoy! XO That Gingerbread flavor they have is delish...pumpkin is too!

Melanie said...

You are a hoot and 5 hollers! Wishing you a safe trip!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I do not think I could leave that spot seeing the sheer beauty of the water….magnificent!

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Beautiful view! I would LOVE to wake up to that! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle