Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'M BACK- Did You Miss Me?

Wow!
Today will be short and sweet.
I was going to take 3 days off but life
has a way of changing at a moment's notice.
MyHero and I decided to take a couple of days
away on the spur of the moment.
We went NORTH.
We thought we were COLD HERE - but-
when we got UP NORTH we discovered that
there are still snow banks that are 6 to 8 feet high!
This was taken MAY 10TH~
And our favorite part of UP NORTH is
LAKE SUPERIOR.
It is still 40% covered by ICE
frozen right to the bottom close to shore.
Crazy even for the Upper Peninsula!!

I stopped the car to take a picture of a tree.

MyHero said: You're crazy!  
NO ONE is going to see that!
Me:  Yes! Yes! They will.
People that read my blog will see a FACE!
   Now-Don't let me down, okay?
Tell me that YOU see a face there!
Edited to add:
for those who CAN'T see it- do you see it now?
And- you will see my face around here 
as I visit your blogs
and try to catch up a bit.
And, tomorrow, if you are VERY GOOD
 and promise
not to slam the cat's tail in the door, 
I will show you a different kind of face-
One that floats.
Seriously~
your photo name

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is one very cool face in that tree, Welcome back! ( we still have ice, yukko)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

We went to about 90 degrees yesterday and that was in between rain and more rain...it's either raining and you watch the grass grow or you are melting mowing it ! ;) Yesterday I'd have jumped in your snowbank! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are too funny and I hope you had a good trip even though it was cold.

Karen said...

Brrrr.....................

Susie said...

Diana, I expect , maybe , a little snow here and there in April...but in May !!! I heard on the news it snowed in South Dakota and Colorado. Too much snow for me. I could see where to could close one eye and see a face . LOL Hope you took a coat on your trip north. Yes, you were missed , very much. xoxo, Susie

Katie Mansfield said...

Okay, I finally saw the face. Thank heavens. I feel so sorry for the people that still have the snow. I'm so glad you are back. You were missed.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I like the tree and see a sort-of-face, especially the lips. Does that count? Amazing weather. We are so enjoying "open-window" weather here in Texas when we would normally be hiding behind the air conditioning. Love it.

Cranberry Morning said...

YES, we did miss you! And why on earth would anyone take a few days to go farther north??? LOL But I love Lake Superior too. I'm thinking I'll wait until maybe June or July to go up there. And yeah, I totally see that face!! (not really, but I'll keep working at it. I'm sure it's there if you say so.) :-D So glad to see you back. Hope you didn't bring any snow back with you.

Kim M said...

I'm sure it's a lovely part of the country, but I just could not deal with snow and ice in May! It is still only in the 60's here and I cold now! Glad you're back and nice face! ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

No, I don't see it, Diana! Maybe your brain froze. Although I will say that one knot on the tree looks like an ear to me. Glad you had a nice trip with your Hero. I'd love to take a long weekend sometime soon, with no particular reason for it, and just get away. Hopefully, this Summer we can do that.

living from glory to glory said...

Okay I see the face... It is good to have you back! I hope you had a wonderful time away! Missed you and I remember trips to that Lake to see the ice coming out and over the banks as a child! Love, Roxy

Maria Elena said...

Glad to see you back! Looks like you had too much fun. :)

Linda said...

I did miss you! The tree face reminded me of yesterday when a friend gave me a small stone to look at and she asked me what I saw. I saw it right away...mother holding a child....weird minds think alike, methinks.

Nancy's Notes said...

Hey Missy, sure missed you girl! Happy you are back! Okay, I just don't see anything but a tree! I'll have another cuppa and come back and look again!!

Barbara said...

Oh that is so funny Diana. I saw the face right away!!! Yes you were missed...so happy you are back. Have a great week!
XO Barbara

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Definitely missed you! Glad you had a nice break. Um, about the tree? I didn't see it till I read your labels, LOL, but, aha! There it is! Very clever.

Beth said...

I see it, I see the face! Missed you!

Babs R said...

That is the neatest tree. I love seeing funny things that Mother Nature has "created", and that you see just at the right angle to recognize a face or animal. :)
Gosh, what an awful Spring with all that snow and ice. Wishing you warm days to melt it all, but not so fast that you get flooding. LOL.

Nellie said...

Wonderful tree, Diana! It is also wonderful to have you return! You have definitely been missed! xo Nellie

Pam Kessler said...

I did miss you!!! Glad to see you didn't hit an iceberg or anything up there. Oh, and I sort of saw a face. Not the exact one that you did, because I thought the eye was an ear, but still it was a face. Tell MyHero he was WRONG.

Vee said...

Do not analyze this, but I see a snake with a duck's head. You couldn't think of a warmer place to go on vacation? Here I was thinking you were floating down some lazy river. = D

So glad to have you back!

Doreen@househoneys said...

OMG!! I totally saw it right away! That tree needs a serious nose job ;).

Welcome back and yes, we all missed you! (That snow is unbelievable!)

White Lace and Promises said...

I thought of the song, "One eyed purple people eater." Looks like a monster to me:) Yes, we missed you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'll have to admit that I didn't know you were gone, because I was away a few days myself! lol! I see a duck's head on the tree trunk.
Hope you had fun on your getaway!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I was hoping that your time away from blogland was a happy/respite filled one. Glad you could sneak away with the hubby. I'm also glad that snow is way up north away from West MI. I have a feeling Lake MI is never ever going to warm up this year based on the ice cover.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I missed you. As to the face, well, I see it now!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I can't wait for the floating face! :) I DO see a face in that tree! Glad you're back!

Patty Patterson said...

Yes! I missed you! But, I had Grace and Olivia last Thursday - Saturday, kids over for Mother's Day Sunday and Brilyn and Asher from Monday - Today (they just left, so I am checking blogs before putting away toys) so I've hardly had time to read blogs myself. I was happy to see that BJ was back, though. She made my blogger dashboard look welcoming for me while you were away.
And yes - I see that face! One eye open and the other closed. It's a winking lady! LOL

Katie said...

I see a face!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

LOL on the face on the tree- I thought the eye looked like the ear- hey It's a Picasso! Hope you had fun. I however do not want to see that "s" word for a long long time!! My Dad grew up in Calumet- Keewanau Peninsula of the U.P of Michigan. They sure had rough winters there. Lake Superior is a beauty!

Ruth Kelly said...

The eye you pointed out to me looked more like the face and the nose looked like an arm.

Jettie said...

Yeah I saw tht and started to tell you the eyelashes on other eye was showing, then noticed you'd pointed them out.

Shirley said...

Yeah, I missed my morning chuckle, but I got one this morning and seeing what you were doing. It is great to have you back among us. Why didn't you pick a warm spot to go to???? We have been back down in the 40's at night. Unreal. Sometimes, hubby's just don't see what we do, but really they could act like it. Haha. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Sweet Tea said...

I see! I see!
Except I see an ear where you see an eye! LOL
Welcome home!!

Lucille said...

After looking for a few seconds, I did finally see it but I would never have if you had not written in the details!

Pura Vida said...

serious imagination Nana!! brrrrr

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So glad that you are back - was beginning to worry about you. Hope that you had a wonderful vacation with your HERO and got some much needed rest. I really missed your witty posts.
Mary

Missy George said...

Yes, I missed you..and I did see the face...I thought I was missing you because I don't automatically get your post anymore (:..Glad all is well

Teresa said...

At first I saw a huge ear on the tree! Until you pointed out the other parts. lol. Isn't wonderful when you can get away. Hoping to this weekend. At least for the day. Mom is doing ok so I feel better about going for a day trip. Having lots of siblings helps also.
But our yard is really starting to green up with all the perennials so there is a lot to see out there also. Some plants are even blooming. Seems impossible with this cold, doesn't it???

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diana, wow did I miss you! There is just something wrong with snow still around in May in my book! I see the face too. How cool is that. Have a lovely afternoon.
Julie

Dee D said...

Okay, I didn't see it until you pointed it out... sorry. I am glad you had some time away, but I'm also glad you're back. You were missed.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I missed you but I was away for Mothers day. I posted some crazy things in the car wash with my camera.. I think my way from home made me a wee bit feeling I was 16 to 50. I have pictures up today.

Glad you had time away. Ya I miss you Girly. Glad your back with your tree. I spy for us.

Okio B Designs said...

I didn't at first but your arrows certainly helped me see it!

Jeanine

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Yes, I missed you. Don't you dare think I am crazy, but there is a face in my bathroom tile. Really, there is!

20 North Ora said...

Tell hubby he just doesn't know your deranged readers! LOL I spotted the face right away - but wait, does that make me deranged?

Judy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Welcome back friend...hope you had a great trip!! I spotted that face even before you said it:)

bj said...

I DID.....I missed you, Nana.. Glad you are back...and I DID....I did see the face on the tree...now I must be honest and say I didn't see EYELASHES 'til you told me I did. :))
xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Yes, I saw the face right away, but you know me.....that's what I do best....... notice faces in the many sides of nature haha.

Diana, YES, I DID MISS YOU, and I was getting curious as to where you were. What a nice trip you had with husband. I can't believe all that snow that is still there up north of you.

So glad you're back, and try to stop by tomorrow and say Happy Birthday to me.

love,
~Sheri

Consider It All Joy said...

Glad you are back but super happy that you took a little away time with your hubby (at least I am assuming that is who 'your hero' is). Blessings for the day, Cindy

lynn said...

welcome back, diana! and yes, i see the face!

Katie Isabella said...

You tickle me...you sure do. xxoo

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, so nice to see you back and hope you had a great time away. Yes, I see the face.
Missed You!
Hugs!!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I SEE The FACE!!! How nice to see pretty snow. We've already had the AC on this year! Just now got to switch it off again and open the windows because of a cooling rain shower. Have fun on your trip, and send more photos!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Diana, I have been so very busy that I've hardly had time to miss anyone. Of course, I am thankful that you showed us the parts of the face because otherwise I wasn't sure. We had snow this week too and I'm tired of it, I tell you!
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.
Hugs, Noreen

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you had a nice time on your trip. And after you pointed it out - it does look like a face1

Donna said...

So glad to see you back, Diana! The blogging world just isn't the same without you:) Wow, hard to believe all that SNOW in May in the UP! How would you like to live there?? Sorry, I don't see the face in the tree. To me it kind of looks like the profile of an elephant! I know, I am nutty too I guess!

must love junk said...

What a cool face!! Hope you had a fun getaway :)
Susan

Blessed Serendipity said...

People with imaginative minds will see that face right away. Glad you are back. Missed you.

xo Danielle

Rose L said...

I saw the profile right away, but I am always seeing faces in things! I am odd that way! lol
It is in the mid 80's here in Oregon City, OR

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Oh, my! Why would you go North after this crazy winter?? I will have to believe it was a wrong turn and not done on purpose! It is still pretty cool and rainy and dreary down near Madison, too. It is teaching us patience. When everyone else's lilacs have finished blooming, and their gardens and flowers are planted, we will just be enjoying that wonderful lilac scent and getting dirt under our nails. It will just prolong the joy after the winter and spring we have survived.

Kelly said...

I really DO see a face! How neat! I can't believe how cold it is up north during this time of year. You really do live in the frozen tundra, don't you? I hope it starts warming up and becomes nicer for you soon.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So funny. Wow! It's really cold!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Yes you were missed. I didn't see the face till you pointed it out....you have a great imagination!! My husband and I thought of moving to Superior years ago, but we chose Appleton. Glad we made the choice of Appleton.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I saw a face but I saw an arm where you saw a nose ;)

Yikes still super cold up there! We had snow on Mother's Day, that was pretty bad. I think most of my flowers have lived through it. I'm ready for full on spring!!

~Shanon

Gypsy Heart said...

Of course we can see the face!! Tell him to take another look ~ :) Hope you had a fun time! That ice and snow is a bit much but hey, I'll be wishing for it when we get those 100+ days this summer.

xo
Pat

Susan Newbigging said...

Hello Diana, I saw Woodie Wood Pecker.............don't ask me why............LOL. I took a long break from blogging and boy has everything changed. I lost my reading list so now I have to go back and find all my old friends.
Susan@ Susan's Hearts and Flowers
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Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Yes,Yes I see a face. But I have to admit I thought the eye was the ear? Wow who would of thought that there was still so much snow hanging around. Hope you had a nice time.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It really has been a late spring year in the north...and yes, I see the face!

My Garden Diaries said...

Glad you got away pal!! I can not believe all of that snow still! And YES I see that face! What a cool find! Wishing you an outstanding weekend lady! Nicole xoxo

Weekend-Windup said...

Hands of for your imagination!

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Yes, I missed you!!! I saw something like a face especially after you labeled the parts lol. But that 'eye' looked like an ear to me hahaha.

Jen Vandervoort said...

You have the greatest imagination, and yes I can see the face...it's so cute.

Have a wonderful wonderful trip...did you bring a parka.

Jen

Stephanie said...

Yes, yes, yes I see the face :) I love it, Diana, and it shows your wonderful imagination!

It's SO good to stop by, say hi, and get a good laugh. Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Well, hello!! What a cold, but fun trip. You are so funny to take a picture of that face...always thinking of us readers. :) XOXO

camp and cottage living said...

Welcome back, Diana!
I did see the face after you labeled the facial parts!

Catherine said...

Glad you took a few days, though it is cold here. The springtime seems to be playing peek-a-boo! It really does not last too long and it is gone again!
I am not quite sure I see the face...
Blessings dear. Catherine

Kelly said...

Oh Welcome back Diana! I hope your trip was a good one even though it was not the warmth you had hoped for. Your tree is unusual and fascinating. I love the face that you labeled and now I see! I love your whimsical Spirit!!! :)

Mindy said...

OF COURSE we missed you! Glad you could get away for a bit. And yes, I saw the face.

Gayla said...

Yes, you were very missed! I was surprised to see more snow, but u know.... It's super chilly here, too! Hugs and welcome home!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Of course you were missed, but I'm glad you had someone to commiserate with. That old fellow looks like a good conversationalist and I hope you hugged him! Good to have you back..Happy Thursday..Judy

Debbie Harris said...

Well... I see something, but not a face.
Maybe it has to be seen in person :-)
Yes, you were missed!! Even in the blogging community things seemed very quiet with you away. Your sweet smiling face brings joy to my heart, and it was missed.
North???? Are you crazy girl
Much love, Debbie

Sue said...

We head "up north" next week to our cabin in northern WI. You have frightened me with pictures of snow. Here in TX I have been swimming in my pool. I guess I need to pack some warmer clothes and not my bathing suit!
And, am I the only one who sees a perfect profile of a duck? Mallard to be exact. lol

Little Blue Mouse said...

Yes I can see the face (now you've pointed it out!).