I got in late Wednesday night and that gave me the opportunity to get some girl time in with my sister Carin. We went out to eat, and caught up before heading home. Carla arrived from Colorado a few days after, and it was a full nest once more. I'm sure my parents were just ecstatic, but I do find it to be humorous that it only takes about three days for my mother to treat me like I'm ten again. Perhaps that will never change, and I submit in a respectful way but laugh about it later.
Homemade carrot, peach, celery, cucumber juice.
Fresh wild dandelions full of awesome.
The longer the root the better the plant.
Flint Farmer's Market.
Pretty autumnal gourds at the market.
Lastly, I can't forget the nature walks and parties that we all enjoyed. My father's side of the family had a large get-together and it was nice to catch up with everyone. My sisters even each threw parties of their own, so I was a busy girl and stayed up way past my bedtime. A rare treat indeed, but I was completely exhausted. That, and I would eat well for lunch, but then would have a million cookies for dessert. Oh well. I made up for it with all of the walking I did. I went out alone in our family's woods later and just meandered through all of the paths. I absolutely love it out there. There's so much life, and the soil is so rich that it's black. I even walked barefoot for a bit because I had forgotten how it felt to have the cool earth beneath my feet.
Found this little guy on the road.
So as always, good things must come to an end. I hope to return to Michigan again soon, although it typically takes me two years or so to get around to it. Perhaps that will improve in the future.