Tiptoeing away…

January, 2012.  Our Little House in the Big Woods.

January, 2012. Our Little House in the Big Woods.

You’ve been expecting this, haven’t you?

You’ve been wondering when Kathy is taking another blogging break?

You clever reader.

You know how it goes.  She writes like crazy for months, and then she accelerates and writes every day for a while, and then she announces a blogging break.  Her last 11-day break occurred in December, so it’s been a long time…

She’s gently closing her blogging door and tiptoeing away.  She’ll leave on a night light in case you want to read past stories–or look at past pictures–while she’s mostly off-line for a while.  She won’t even be reading your blogs during her break.  😦

Thank you for your support during The Long Winter by the Shores of Silver Lake  Lake Superior.  (You Laura Ingalls Wilder fans caught the attempt at humor, right?)  I have so appreciated your readership and comments during these long cold northern winter days and nights.  You’ve helped make this heart feel even warmer than sitting by the wood stove with your support and connection.

May you be blessed as the seasons change.  From our Little House in the Big Woods to your neck of the woods…  Love, Kathy

P.S.  Almost forgot to tell you!  Even though haven’t been taking as many pictures as usual during the last year or so, I found enough photos to share a favorite from each month, starting back in January, 2012.  Will leave you with more than a baker’s dozen of memories:

February, 2012.  A quiet moment in Nicaragua. (Our nephew married there--an amazing trip to San Juan del Sur.)

February, 2012. A quiet moment in Nicaragua. (Our nephew married there–an amazing trip to San Juan del Sur.)

March, 2012.  Back in the Upper Peninsula the tomato cages lie still covered with snow.

March, 2012. Back in the Upper Peninsula the tomato cages lie still covered with snow.

April, 2012.  By the end of April blossoms decorate our woods.

April, 2012. By the end of April blossoms decorate our woods.

May, 2012.  A circle of birch bark along the shores of Lake Superior.

May, 2012. A circle of birch bark along the shores of Lake Superior.

June, 2012.  Soft ambiance of an open clam shell.

June, 2012. Soft ambiance of an open clam shell.

July, 2012. Who could forget the hollering of neighbor's guinea hens?  Certainly not us!

July, 2012. Who could forget the hollering of neighbor’s guinea hens? Certainly not us!

August, 2012. Barry and I take a sunset cruise from Munising to see underwater shipwrecks and sandstone cliffs.

August, 2012. Barry and I take a sunset cruise from Munising to see underwater shipwrecks and sandstone cliffs.

September, 2012. Our son, Chris, comes to visit and we hike along Lake Superior's shorel

September, 2012. Our son, Chris, comes to visit and we hike along Lake Superior’s shorel

October, 2012.  "The Blue Cock".  Old Town San Diego

October, 2012. “The Blue Cock”. Old Town San Diego

Bonus October photo.  The reason we were in San Diego!

Bonus October photo. The reason we were in San Diego!

November, 2012.  Back in the woods.  A beautiful sunrise through the trees.

November, 2012. Back in the woods. A beautiful sunrise through the trees.

December, 2012.  Our daughter helps shovel the deck.

December, 2012. Our daughter helps shovel the deck.

January, 2013.  Martini glasses in the snow.  (We don't drink martinis!)

January, 2013. Martini glasses in the snow. (We don’t drink martinis!)

February, 2013.  The hat Barry won for me at the fishing derby.

February, 2013. The hat Barry won for me at the fishing derby.

March, 2013.  Barry standing on 250 feet of water on an ice fishing trip, Keweenaw Bay.

March, 2013. Barry standing on 250 feet of water on an ice fishing trip, Keweenaw Bay.

April, 2013.  Last year's leaf.  This year's blue sky...

April, 2013. Last year’s leaf. This year’s blue sky…

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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38 Responses to Tiptoeing away…

  1. Will miss you and look forward to your comeback — love ya

  2. Kerry Dwyer says:

    Was it as along ago as December? Seems like only yesterday. Have a nice break.

  3. dorannrule says:

    No! No! No! It seems like I just found you. I hope you really will return. I love your words and I love your pictures. Hurry back. You will be missed.

  4. lucindalines says:

    Enjoy your time off, but know that we will all be eagerly awaiting your return.

  5. We will miss you, but enjoy your time away. I hope you come back refreshed.

  6. Kath Usitalo says:

    Rest, renew, enjoy your break…

  7. bonnie says:

    Enjoy your time away, peace and happiness to you and Barry. Will miss your posts, but can always reread past ones.

  8. P.j. grath says:

    Great pictures, Kathy. Have a wonderful vacation!

  9. Kathy – I love the hat that Barry won you! Have a wonderfully relaxing, laughter-filled, safe trip. Godspeed!

  10. Stacy says:

    *Sigh* Well, I suppose it’s a deserved break, so I will forgive your absence. See you when you get back! ❤

  11. Carol says:

    Enjoy your time away. By the way, we all heard you as you tiptoed away (through the tulips perhaps?).

  12. sybil says:

    I smile. I’ve seen this cycle before. Enjoy your much-needed break. BTW I’ve got the kettle on. Care to pop over for a cup of hot water ?

  13. Susan D. says:

    Love the pictures! Love your “listening” to what feels right. Love you …

  14. john says:

    Have a safe, fun trip to Florida. Say “Hello” to the pelicans for me!

  15. lisaspiral says:

    Have a great break. Looking forward to when spring actually happens.

  16. Brenda Hardie says:

    Enjoy your time away and your trip too! Bring some sunshine and warmth back with you—we need it up here! I’ll be missing you and anxiously waiting for your return. Hugs and love dear friend ♥

  17. Robin says:

    I enjoyed the images from the past year. Wonderful. Have a lovely break, Kathy. You’ll miss my big announcement, but don’t worry. I’ll email you with the news. 🙂

  18. Silently they fall.

  19. Janet says:

    Enjoy your break (hope you’ll be back soon). In the meantime, I’ll miss reading all you offer.

  20. sonali says:

    I appreciate that after such a tremendous blogging, you still create a space for yourself and give yourself a break. I can imagine how retreating that would be to you. Thank you for so many interesting pictures Kathy. The lake superior shore is so welcoming. Nice captures.. May you have a blissful and happy time! 🙂

  21. Of course, you decide to take a break just as I come back from one! lol

    Hope you have a great blogging vacation. May you relax, unplug and unwind. 🙂

  22. Chris Roddy says:

    The pics are beautiful. Thanks for heping me get thru the long winter. Enjoy your break. Look forward to your return.

  23. What a great photo series! (And a good reminder that yes, the snow will melt)

  24. CMSmith says:

    Have a good break. I’ll see you when/if you come back. That’s assuming I’m still here. 🙂

  25. Munira says:

    Beautiful photos…loved them all. Enjoy your break Kathy!

  26. dawnkinster says:

    Hope you are enjoying your time. Of course you are. Looking forward to your return whenever that may be. LOVE all these photos.

  27. Karma says:

    Lovely selection of photos. I hope your blogging break will result in your desire to pick up Ms. Rebel once again. I hope that when the green returns to your little house in the big woods, the blogging will return as well. 🙂

  28. Tammy says:

    Have a great time.

  29. Kathy – oddly, I had to RE-subscribe to your blog. Not sure what happened, but i’m having to RE-subscribe to each and every blog that I follow…

  30. I had to wait a few days to fully read this, to help bridge the blog break 🙂 — enjoy your retreat from blogging, my friend!

  31. Reggie says:

    Ahhh, another blogging break… Sigh… Have a good one, dear friend from the far northern forests, all frozen with snow. Hope you are tiptoeing off to somewhere warm and sunny.

  32. Erin Maclean says:

    Kathy, I no sooner get back from my trip and off you go! I wanted to tell you I flew over your house last week. I am sure of it. On the leg from Minneapolis to Toronto, I happened to look out the window and I saw a big lake. Suddenly Superior Spirit came to mind and the blog you wrote of airlines flying over. Well, last Tuesday, I was on one of those planes. Did you see me waving to you?

    Now I am playing catchup on all the blogs I missed while away. By the time I catch up, I hope you will be back. Enjoy your Spring–or end of winter… doesn’t seem much like spring does it?

  33. Karen says:

    You are like the college kids…taking a spring breadk. Have a little fun like they do…I hope the weather is warming and your snow is melting.

  34. Karen says:

    Meant to say “spring break”…I think I need to take a break from this computer and give my fingers a break. 🙂

  35. Enjoy your break, Kathy, thanks for the lovely photos and inspiring thoughts you so regularly share with us.

  36. Joanne says:

    You are very organised, knowing when you will be taking a blogging break Kathy. I came out of blogging hibernation recently, after six or seven weeks of being offline, which wasn’t planned at all, so I’m catching up with everyone and loving it! 🙂

  37. Dana says:

    Starting to play catch up again, Kathy. I’m not even sure if you are still on a blogging break or not! I hope that your time away was deeply nourishing. Looking forward to connecting with your wonderful words again, whenever that may be. 🙂

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