Tag Archives: winter

Ice melts.

You wonder about the story of our lives here in the Upper Peninsula? It could be summed up in two words:  Ice melts. Ice melts on the bays. Ice turns blue, shaky, unstable. Don’t walk on it. Turn, instead, toward … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Shoveling four feet of snow off our wood pile & other deep winter photos

Even though this long winter continues to snow and blow and freeze and fuss, I still think an icy snowfall sparkles beautifully. This morning, captured under the glow of our deck light, heavy wet snow dressed the woods in grandeur … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Who’s Singin’ the Cabin Fever Blues?

It’s so easy to get—ah choo!–a very bad case of–ah choo!–you know what I’m going to say don’t you?–a very bad case of Cabin Fever at this time of year. It doesn’t matter if you live in a cabin like … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Survival

Lately, oh so lately, I’ve been able to sit with my own uncomfortable inner places much longer without turning away. Because of this, I can stay with a good friend on the telephone for 78 minutes and resonate with her … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Solely for entertainment purposes.

We awoke to another eight, ten, twelve inches of snow.  Who knows without a ruler? I offered to warm up and brush off Barry’s car before he left for work.  (He does the same for me many days.) It’s zero … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

Guilty

I shouldn’t be here today. I should be listening to testimony from a jury box, attempting to determine the guilt or innocence of a fellow man.  Said man is presumed innocent until proven guilty, sayeth the law. Fortunately or unfortunately–I … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Snow deeper than your knees

Let’s walk to the mailbox, shall we? Barry is plowing snow today, thank goodness, for last night the tractor stopped dead as he plowed the twelve inches of new snow on the driveway. It simply stopped cold, done, finis. He … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 74 Comments