Michael was active in a great number of forums here, but especially enjoyed the Pacific Northwest Forum, Recipes, Birdwatching and Trash to Treasure. His sense of humor and wit were especially noted in the weekly 'You Supply the Caption' feature, where he generously offered pictures and funny one-liners.
He had a keen sense of composition and the image that we placed on this header is one of the beautiful scenes he so graciously shared with us.
Michael enjoyed trading seeds with other members and swapping recipes. He also offered to trade Pacific Northwest Weather to the cloud and rain deprived Southwest on occasion. He seemed to give us a chuckle wherever he turned up here at DG and we will certainly miss him.
I did not know Michael personally, but so enjoyed his wit that was apparent in reading his posts in my various travels around DG. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.
I will miss you dear friend. You shared so much with me, your humor, your thoughts and your love of life in so many respects. Your email to me on Friday the 15th of January was so very much appreciated. The disovery of your long time friend Jean, aka jackofspades, via DG was truly one of the delights of your life. The stories you told of her dog Keetah made me laugh so much :)
We laughed together on Saturdays and sometimes prior to Saturdays as I shared with you the weekly YSTC articles - sometimes, yes, before they were published :)
I only knew Michael from the photography forum and am so sorry that he won't be sharing any more of his photos or humor with us.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. I know he will be missed. Do remember he left us all a wonderful legacy here, with his threads, photos and posts on DG.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all while you are grieving for his loss.
Walk In Beauty!
This is the picture Michael posted this past August of his homemade 'traffic camera'.
I zoomed in on it and started laughing and laughing. I copied the picture and sent it to friends - - - still laughing. So much imagination & fun went into this 'traffic camera'.
I loved his humor!
RIP dear Michael.