"MaCowCowa" - 20"x27" -2006
Trees have faces
I call them "ents" (from Lord of the Rings)
Flags flying everywhere
Greeting at the beginning of the path
the end of the path
built in 1902
there are 5 entrances
lake side porch
A rarity, NEW furniture
Source of heat and mosaic created by Lee and Nellie
some creating in the studio
Jennings painting his chair
Durand Family Sculpture created by all family members during 2006 reunion
Playroom where livingroom furniture from the 1950's was moved.
More creative activities, games, and laundry take place here, too.
the "Baba Cupboard" holds supplies. Painted by Peter Durand
A guardian angel painted by a guest
Mirror that is an ongoing project of found objects
sideboard in dining room
Telephone/message stand in dining room built by Brian in 8th grade shop and painted by Peter.
A few of the many signs posted throughout the cottage.
Kitchen with open shelving and marvelous double sink and double drainboards.
Yes, we just may be a few clowns short of a circus
But here are some that we do have.
Elvis has not left the cottage
Painted furniture in a bedroom
Another painted old dresser
in the "land of Oz"
More painted furniture in yet another bedroom
The first generation
Pictures and whimsey on every wall
Alphabet type art piece done by Lee in the 1960's
More photos and whimsey
Even in the bathroom
There are cows at the beach in this one
Another summer project by Alicia and me.
Guest house and garden
Graceland Garage located under the guest house
Elvis has not left the building
We have lots of kids and dogs
Macatawa can make you want to dance
Even paper bags can be fun
everybody loves the hammock
Off to the beach
All summer birthdays get celebrated
the big "70"
Macatawa is sailboat races twice a week
All kinds of aircraft fly along the lake shore from fighter jets to helicopters to ultra lights
Macatawa is sunsets
Macatawa is Magic
This generations caretakers and hosts to summer fun.