Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hark! Pussy willows in February?

It’s hard to believe.  You’re walking up the road pondering whether you even need a winter coat–when you see Them.  Pussy willows.  In February. Who would have thought that a tree could be so crazy?  If you look around, you … Continue reading

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The earth says Happy Valentine’s Day to its 6,775,235,741 children!

                     

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Close the door and stay inside all winter…

Confession time.  “Readers, I have sinned…” No, no, no.  It wasn’t sinning exactly.  But I think the Wrong Impression may have been gleaned if you’ve been reading my blog this winter.  You may think I’ve been stepping outside and enjoying … Continue reading

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Enjoy these sculptures of ice as you sit in your warm house.

Welcome to Michigan Technological University’s annual Winter Carnival.  Every year the students carve incredible ice sculptures and compete for top honors.  We traveled “up the road” on Thursday to view the ice sculptures.  Barry took the day off work.  We … Continue reading

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How should we cook this blue ice fish?

Breathe in the quiet of mist rising over the lake. Feel the peacefulness of it. Imagine the ice forming.  After the heavy winds blew earlier this week, the ice covers the Keweenaw Bay a little south of Carla’s Restaurant and stretches … Continue reading

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Wolf pups

These wolf photos were taken by my co-worker and friend, Lori, last summer.  She and her husband, Bill, were driving through the Upper Peninsula, a little south of here, near Amasa. Suddenly they spotted them on a hill overlooking the … Continue reading

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Eat local. Eat fish.

I like the concept of “eating local”.  How many of you read the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver?  Show of hands, please! How many of you then wanted to live an entire year eating only food produced in … Continue reading

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Children of the woods

A long long time ago two young pups graduated from college and moved to the northwoods.  They raised their family in the forest, twelve miles from the nearest town.  Their children went to one of the last remaining two-room elementary schools in … Continue reading

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Sorry, Charlie. I didn’t mean it!

Goodness!  I haven’t told you any personal stories in a whole week. Now that we have impersonal cloud photos, perhaps it’s time to personalize the blog. Let’s see.  What can I tell you? Today is Day 17 of the Gratitude … Continue reading

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Dining with the eagles

The question of the day really isn’t about the eagles dining out on the Keweenaw Bay. The question is:  How in the world did that dead deer get out on the ice? Did the deer run out on the ice, … Continue reading

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