Thursday, July 11, 2019

I met my golf goal this week!

As some of you know, I have been working on my golf game for the past two summers, although I did not start lessons until the end of last season. I changed the Gitche Gumee Museum's hours so I can play golf on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This change, including the willingness to do something for myself during the museum's season, has increased my quality of life immensely. Thanks to my golf coach, John, for teaching me how to properly swing the golf club (and much more). Thanks to everyone else for their support. THE NEWS: this week I finally met my goal and had a 46 on the back nine, and 100 for the round at Newberry Country Club. My goal was to beat 50 strokes for nine holes. Now, I want to improve my consistency, develop muscle memory for the proper swing, improve course management, and score less than 100 for a round. A special thanks goes to golf friend, Linda, who made me the goal hanger last year and rewarded me with the "Karen" tote bag yesterday.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

July 4th Photos

Because temperatures at parade time were into the 80s, I decided to not wear the bear coat in the parade.  So here are some photos I took of the parade.





















I did not take a lot of firework photos this year.  Last year I was so busy documenting the fireworks, I forgot to enjoy them.  So only a few photos are included below.  The other reason I stopped taking photos is that I got a little freaked out by a firework that was truly in my face.  A large shell exploded prematurely on the beach.  We were seated around 100 yards from where they were setting them off.  I immediately said "that was not supposed to happen."  In a second or two sparks from the firework hit me.  I brushed them off and for some unknown reason, I did not get burned.  However, it did set the grass on fire in front of us.






Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers

I am playing catch up with some tasks.  One includes posting some previously taking photos.  While down state I made my usual visit to the UofM botanical Gardens.  As many of you know, I enjoy taking photos of flowers.