Glory

By on Jan 25, 2020 in Nature |

An early morning run on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Thankful for moments like these. (Click on image to enlarge)

A Winter Wonderland

By on Jan 19, 2020 in Great Lakes |

Michigan weather. Creates an ever changing always interesting wonderland. Photos taken January 19, 2020.  (Click on images to enlarge) Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter Wonderland photo Rick Vuyst Winter wonderland...

Waves and erosion do what time could not

By on Jan 10, 2020 in History |

Updated pictures (scroll down) of the Lake Michigan lake shore wreck I have been chronicling the past few months. Recent storms have picked up and rotated the wreck so that the rudder which initially was exposed facing due north is now facing south. Over the period of just a month and a half the relentless pounding of the waves has done what time could not….dismantling the wreck a plank at a time. Lake Michigan shore line erosion continues. Click on images to enlarge.   

“Trend” to your garden

By on Jan 2, 2020 in Garden Trends |

“Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden.” -Voltaire So Voltaire, French enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his witty works of satire In Candide, intended for us, when all is said and done, to simply tend to our own garden first. Just maybe another famous writer, Oscar Wilde years later would have rephrased the famous remark to “trend to your own garden” understanding that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” With another new year comes the cultivation of prognostications of things gardening. And why not? It is the haven of countless others who came before us and found solace and meaning by tending a garden.  So as I was taught as a child in my ecclesiastical studies, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the...

Lakeshore shipwreck update

By on Dec 27, 2019 in History |

On December 1st I posted pictures I took of the lake shore wreck on the Lake Michigan shoreline. https://thankyouverymulch.com/2019/12/shipwreck/ A number of people have requested followup pictures as the waves and high water levels continue to dismantle and rearrange the wreck, the debris and the shoreline. Slowly but surely the relic that sunk in the 1930’s (estimated having been built in the late 1800’s) is being swallowed up once again by the sand (it was lake shore erosion that exposed it back in November). So I put on my waders on Christmas Day and made my way south on the shoreline to the scene to record the wreck and its condition on December 25, 2019. Here are the photos I took that evening: Christmas Day sunset on the wreck The waves methodically dismantle the wreck Boards are dismantled by nature The sands of time are beginning to swallow what is left Wreck at...