Tag Archives: outdoors

Hiking by the Hungarian Falls with friends

Last Saturday evening we traveled with friends to the Hungarian Falls, just north of Hancock, near Dollar Bay. We aimed to hike by the falls before eating dinner in Calumet at Carmelitas, a Mexican restaurant, where you buy chips and … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

A tale before supper of sunrise, caterpillars & ghosts

Ohmygoodness!   I’m feeling a creative high lately.  After at least two months of ho-hum suddenly I’m wanting to blog every day!  (Don’t worry, it probably won’t continue to happen, although you never know, she said with an evil grin.) … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

These lazy hazy crazy days of summer…

In mid-summer the Main Street in our little town buzzes with cars and visitors. People from other locales sometimes drive hundreds of miles north to splash in Lake Superior, to camp in the Baraga State Park, to tour the Copper … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

How chickadees sleep at night in winter and other forest tales

Sometimes I think I should write more posts about what it’s like to live in the woods. How many people in this world still live in a forest surrounded by trees and more trees and a few more trees? In … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

This wild & precious moment

The kids have departed.  They now play with their kitty cats on opposite ends of the country. Your blogger is still remembering the last week.  Her son departed for San Diego early last week; her daughter still remained until yesterday.

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

Secret of the fuzzies, friends and Finn Fest–and bears.

It looks like it’s snowing here in Upper Michigan as the summer Solstice approaches.  In between the green leaves a cascade of white fuzzies fill the sky.  The fuzzies pile up on decks, front porches, in between newly planted tomato … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 82 Comments

It takes a lifetime to grow deep roots

It takes a lifetime, perhaps, to really know a piece of land.  We men and women, tramping here, and peering there at robin nests and butterfly landings, are merely infants in nature’s scheme, even though we like to imagine we’re … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 74 Comments

It’s a dangerous world outside our front door…

We’re living in dangerous times, my friends. It’s getting quite scary to open the front door. We have eight–I repeat, eight–ruby-throated hummingbirds buzzing and squawking and hollering and dive-bombing anything that walks, flies or carries a camera.

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Escape

This week’s photo challenge at WordPress is:  Escape. Just wanted to let you know.  We’ve finally busted out of winter here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after almost seven months. We’ve successfully escaped. We can only hope someone hid the keys … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Melt

The Long Winter seems to be exiting just in time for May.  We can only hope.  Last weekend the temperatures soared to about 70 degrees (21 C) and our snow began to melt, melt, melt. We humans scurried outside, sun … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments