A flower never has to ponder her clothes…

Fishermen on Keweenaw Bay

I got a wild and crazy idea last night during meditation (you know, one of those thoughts that you’re witnessing while you breathe deeeeeply again and again and again).  Actually decided to meditate for 99 minutes last night.

Set the timer on the cell phone (which doesn’t work to receive calls here in the woods, in case you’re wondering, although our niece once fell asleep on a certain chair in the living room with her cell phone in the air so she could receive text messages.  I kid you not.  I still regret missing that photo of niece sound asleep with arm and cell phone in the air at 5 a.m.!)

After what seemed like forever and forever and the woods got dark and stormy and rain poured endlessly–I decided to look at the timer.  Sure enough, I had set the timer for 99 hours!  Thank goodness I looked.  I would still be there in the basement meditating and thinking about changing the design of this blog.

Yes, that was the wild & crazy thought.

Time to change around the design of this blog once again.


WordPress offers at least 150 themes.  Most bloggers who decide to change probably spend hours setting up their new design before they press “activate”.

Not me.

This morning I previewed “Wu-Lei” and then pressed “activate”.  Wa la!  A new look. 

But not quite the look which I want…

Hmm, what to press next?  Let’s try Mystique.  Vostok.  Coraline.

You can choose your columns, your colors, your headlines, your layout.  So much to choose!

You can buy a style called “Fresh News” for 45 bucks.  Nope, that won’t be happening.

What to choose, what to choose? 

I still want to play and try a few more styles before deciding.  This one is called “Spring Loaded”.  (It may be gone before you view it.  It features green in the right-handed column.  Not sure if this is just a wish to skip winter all together.  No, I’m sure it isn’t.)

Just wanted to prepare you all.  This blog is changing the style of her clothes.  She’s just not sure yet what she wants to wear.

Stay tuned to see if she decides on jeans, a long skirt or khakis.  You never know…


A flower never has to ponder her clothes.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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39 Responses to A flower never has to ponder her clothes…

  1. Susan Derozier says:

    Kathy – I don’t know if it is your new design or my danged computer. The last two blogs you sent me (including this one) have simply shown me the title at the top of the page and a blank screen. Fortunately, I had saved an older one and it is the only way I can get in to see and read your blogs now. I hope it is only temporary and wonder if others have had a problem too? Love your deer picture and brown eyed susan!

    • Kathy says:

      It’s neither, Susan! It’s actually WordPress. Other people are having the same problem with other blogs. Hoping it will be fixed soon. Otherwise, you can always file Lake Superior Spirit in favorites and check it every day. 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed the photos.

  2. Susan D says:

    I like it! The new look, even though it may change again … It’s vivid and soothing at once.

    “A flower never has to ponder her clothes” …. love that title. Reminds me of “consider the lilies…”

    No issues viewing from here, namesake friend Susan. Hope whatever’s preventing you from seeing the blog properly resolves soon!

    • Kathy says:

      Susan D the 2nd, I haven’t had any time to even try other “clothes” yet. I’m kinda likin’ this one, but we’ll see. Barry said, “How did you come up with that title?” He thought it was a quote from somebody famous, lol.

    • Susan D says:

      Lol … you ARE somebody famous! And as for those other “clothes” — maybe, ummm, stay away from anything bearing a leopard-print motif. Hahaha.

  3. holessence says:

    Ooh la la – I’m diggin’ your new look!

    By the way, I couldn’t use the email notification to open this post. I had to manually type your web address into my web browser. That was true for several other WordPress blog notifications I received this morning. Hmmmmm, I wonder what’s going on?

    Did you receive mine? We’re you able to open it successfully?

    • Kathy says:

      As you already know, I was able to open YOUR blog. Darn it all. I am feeling a little irritable toward technology right now. Apparently a lot of other WordPress bloggers are having an issue too. Hope they get it fixed soon.

  4. Dawn says:

    Nice new look – fresh and ready to grow 🙂

  5. Carol says:

    Okay, so I’m a day behind! I just read yesterday’s blog and commented on the new look, then I read today’s blog and see it’s about the new look. Whatever! I do like the look – it feels fresh and clean. And I’m only behind because I read the blogs so early, sometimes I’m ahead.

    • Kathy says:

      **Smile** It’s OK being a day behind. Sometimes I’m (shhh…don’t tell) a WEEK behind. Glad you like the new look. Not sure if it’s here to stay yet. Still experimentin’.

  6. The wonderful world of blogging. Finding out that the theme you absolutely love doesn’t support the widgets you want to use, or that it costs extra. I like the new look, but it isn’t my blog, so what does it matter what I think. 😉

    • Kathy says:

      Oh yes, indeed. I’ve been through that before. For some reason this theme seems to have the widgets I want. I think. Not sure yet. But am glad to have your opinion. What if everyone said, “We hate this!”

  7. Heather says:

    I like to new look, but I like that flower even more. If she isn’t pondering her clothes, she must be ruminating on the beauty that surrounds her. Perhaps I am simply projecting my thoughts in her situation upon her. How unfair of me 😉

  8. K.S. Schultz says:

    Your analogy of “new clothes” resonates with me. I wish I were a flower, but then would I wish that I was red bee balm rather than a black-eyed susan, maybe just for a day? Good job on meditating for so long!

    • Kathy says:

      A red bee balm sounds beautiful, K.S. Schultz. Thank you for your kind regards concerning my 99 minute meditation. It WAS challenging! Gosh, only fellow meditators know how challenging that can be…

  9. I like the new theme! That last shot is SO pretty, the colors are so calming! 🙂

  10. Where’s Kathy and what have you done to her blog? 🙂

    “Change is good. Even if it hurts.”

    • Kathy says:

      Kathy’s been kidnapped and an IMPOSTER has taken over! Oh no, oh no! smiling along with you…and keeping my eye out for where Kathy might have gone.

  11. I kind of like the theme, too, but if YOU’re not happy with it, then change it 🙂
    I’m sooo picky when it comes to the WP templates. First of all it HAS to have a custom header. The bigger, the better. I like to stick with dark themes, too, because they make the pictures “pop”. And then of course it has to look pretty, too.
    I’m getting irritated with the font on my blog, because it doesn’t look right on my browser (looks good on other computers), and I’m tempted to look for a new template…. but then there’s that picky-ness….

    • Kathy says:

      Hi Michaela. Well, first of all I love it that I can reply and still see your comment. (Couldn’t do that with the last theme. Had to scroll up to see comment.) I think I’m happy with this one, but haven’t checked any further. It’s so interesting how different we all are. Guess that’s why we need so many themes to choose from!

  12. Dawn says:

    A flower also doesn’t get the OPPORTUNITY to ponder it’s clothes…so go for it and have fun!

    • Kathy says:

      What wisdom, Dawn! I was struck by your comment. You are right. We should be delighted that we have the OPPORTUNITY to ponder our clothes. Lucky us. 🙂

  13. Colleen says:

    Good morning Kathy. I’m laughing at Scott’s comment 🙂 It’s interesting, how a blog style becomes such an integral part of the blog writer’s persona (speaking from a blog reader’s view of the much appreciated blog-and blog writer- being spoken about).

    It always gives me a momentary startle. But that’s good, right?? Then a renewed appreciation for the blog writer’s creative expression, and all of the wonderful ways it’s expressed!

    • Kathy says:

      Good evening, Colleen! (Well, it’s almost evening here.) I love messin’ with my blogger persona. We shouldn’t put people into little boxes, but how we do! I am glad you startled, but then turned toward creativity so quickly. Thank you.

  14. Karma says:

    It is nice to change – but I guess I am too picky. I only find a few themes that will let me have what I like – big pictures and a customizable header. This is a pretty theme you have here but your pretty pics are little small!

    • Kathy says:

      Just got done splitting up a pickup load of wood. Tired…so tired. You know, it’s strange, but I am suddenly ready for smaller pictures. I am suddenly liking them better. Go figure! Interesting how you can love and love and love big pictures and suddenly it all changes. Wonder what will happen next?

      • Kathy says:

        P.S. And I’m not tired of YOUR big photos. You are a wonderful photographer and your big pics look great. (and still not sure THIS layout is what I like, yet, but can’t find something that suits better yet.)

  15. Reggie says:

    I love the fact that you’re not afraid to play around with other themes, Kathy. It’s good to have fun and to be playful, and to startle us out of our complacency from time to time! 😉

    • Kathy says:

      Yep, Reggie, I’ve changed themes at least three times in the last three years. A new theme every year! We wouldn’t want to get old & stodgy & stuck in our ways, would we? LOL!

  16. Robin says:

    I like it. It is very cheerful. 🙂

  17. The flower is exquisite – no wonder she doesn’t have to worry about what outfit to wear! I like Spring Loaded, especially the font. I’m still not happy with my font yet. It’s fun to play around with themes, trying to get all the features one desires in the same theme can be a challenge! (If I like the font, I don’t care for the color, etc…)

    • Kathy says:

      Barbara, I am still undecided. Yet, I am not inspired to look further right now. I can understand how some themes can appeal in one way, but not in another. Gosh. What shall we do? Maybe it’s like marriage, or parenting, or friendship. There are some things we like, and others we need to learn to live with. Do you think?

  18. Brenda Hardie says:

    I LOVE your last picture of the flower…why indeed would she have to ponder her clothes…she is totally absorbed in the beauty around her 🙂 If only we could be more like that!
    As you are talking about changing your theme on here it strikes me how often I change my desktop…like at least once a month! And it’s not just the desktop but the all the title bar colors as well and then I need to change the window theme on my google page to match! lol Good thing I’m not a teenager anymore or I’d be changing my clothes like crazy! lol

    • Kathy says:

      Brenda, I think I’m already missing summer and flowers by the lake. Yes, we’ll have to cultivate the flower sides of ourselves more often. So you’re a regular Changer. You just reminded me–time to change MY desktop. Thank you!

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