We just returned from five days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The colors won't be at their peak for another week or two.
But it was still quite pretty.
Had an authentic UP pasty. They are filled with beef, potatoes, onion, rutabaga, salt, and pepper, and were originally introduced to the area by immigrant miners from Cornwall. Mining (copper and iron) was big in the UP, and the area is still largely populated by descendants of miners from Finland and Norway.
These were conveniently tucked into the miners' clothing where they stayed warm until a dinner break.
I never saw as many mushrooms and fungi as I did this past weekend. And lots of moss.
Perfect for fairies.
And what's camp without a big bonfire and s'mores?
While we were gone, the rest of these cupboards were removed. We will be without a kitchen and downstairs bath for about eight weeks. I have a coffee pot in the laundry room. Looks like a lot of takeout!
Have only seen four stink bugs since we've been home. I insisted we take apart our bed before we moved back into our bedroom. One under the mattress and one on the frame.
I wonder where else they're hiding?!
ps . . . I've lost my entire blog list on my sidebar. I see Blogger Engineering is supposed to be taking care of this, but that was days ago. Looks like I'll have to manually add all the blogs I follow. Has this happened to anyone else?