Friday has rolled around again. I'm linking up with Amy over at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.
I must admit to struggling this week to come up with a Five. My life really isn't that interesting and this week has been a little less interesting than usual. There has really been a touch of Autumn, even Winter, in the air this week and it's getting me down a little. It doesn't help that it's the time of the month where I always feel a little depressed. I don't like the cold. I know that snow will be coming - there were reports of snowflakes this week (I covered my ears at that!) - and I hate the snow. I decided to go with a random Five. Five things that make me smile. I've got photos galore, so no struggle finding those!
I loved watching these Punch and Judy shows as a child. When I was a child they were regularly seen on the beach at the seaside. If we were really lucky we would be able to go and watch. A trip to the seaside wasn't complete without being able to see Punch, the alligator and the sausages.
We saw these wonderful houses on our recent trip. They are known as Mushroom houses, Gnome homes or Hobbit houses. They are in Charlevoix, Michigan and were designed by Earl Young. From 1919 continuing up into the 1970s he designed over two dozen buildings mostly from stone found in Northern Michigan. The second one really does look like a Hobbit house as it was quite small compared to its neighbour (the one above).
This is another recent picture. It is called the Cut River Bridge and is on Route 2 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was built in 1947. It is 147 feet above the ground. My Father-in-Law told us we might want to visit this bridge as apparently my husband had been there on a previous trip when he was a child. As FIL tells it my husband SWUNG FROM THE BRIDGE ON A ROPE! Child Endangerment! I'm pretty sure he meant that they walked down into the valley below and he swung from a lower part of the bridge? Hubby cannot remember. When we got to the bridge, we both looked at it and laughed at the ridiculous thought of anybody swinging from it!
You can just see the bridge through the trees. The bottom picture is when you lean over the bridge and look down. I don't recommend it if you're scared of heights! My tummy rolled.
This picture always makes me smile. This was taken at Woodbridge. At low tide this poor swan waddled all the way up through the mud in hopes of getting some food from us. Unfortunately we had none.
My daughter sent me a new photo of her and Shasta! So cute. They both always make me smile. We'll be seeing them on Saturday as we're meeting at a state park to take a hike together.
Thanks for sharing my Five with me.