Tag Archives: winter

Is it a blizzard, Mr. Wizard?

1.  It’s the damnedest coldest winter I can remember in many years–and we’re only three days into 2014. 2.  The Christmas lights still shine in our Little House in the Big Woods–but I’m taking them down on Sunday.  You can … Continue reading

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

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, crab apple jelly, and red Georgia clay

New Year’s Day, 2014. I eat toast slathered with translucent red crab apple jelly that glistens like a stained glass window through its home in a tiny mason jar.  It’s a Christmas gift from a daughter who found it in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 85 Comments

Apple snow

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

The secrets we don’t tell

Snow continues to fly here in the north woods.  You think snow drifts downward, don’t you?  You think snow drops from clouds to earth.  Sounds logical, right? I’ve learned that snow, in actuality, flies every-which-way.  It’s most intriguing when it … Continue reading

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

Baby, it’s cold…inside

Never mind the outside temperature. It brags 12 degrees (-11 C), shame on that thermometer at 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon. It’s shivered below zero for nights.  Winter appears early in the north this year. Barry just departed the house.  “Feels … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 80 Comments

Hitchhiker, near accident & birdseed

1.  It’s 4:30 p.m. and the sun arches its back into the horizon, preparing to depart from this earthly realm until tomorrow morning. 2.  We picked up a hitchhiker yesterday on our way up to Houghton.   A young 20-ish … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 69 Comments

April madness

The long winter continues. Another eight inches of snow yesterday morning, give or take three inches.  (It could have been eleven inches.  We’ve ceased measuring in late April.) I am really OK with it.  No need to offer condolences.  We … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Hullabaloo

Such a hullabaloo in the Northern forest! Spring Seed Boy fell in love with young Snow Maiden. Oh, it’s forbidden, don’t you know! The Winter Queen, in her fury, locked Spring Seed Boy in a shed behind the six-foot snow bank. … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The light of an ordinary trip through pea soup fog to Marquette

Here we are in Marquette, a town 78 miles from our Little House in the Big Woods.  It’s the Big City, kids.  It even has a Starbucks!  How I love the city–just as much as the woods… Barry has to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Be kind

Be kind, dear one, be kind. If you can find it in your heart, be kind to one another, for everyone you meet–not just the downtrodden, not just the homeless, not just the friend dying from cancer–everyone you meet–faces some … Continue reading

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