Happy Mother’s Day weekend (random blogging musings)

I am having so much trouble writing a blog these days.  There’s either nothing to say, or too much to say.

It doesn’t feel easy and carefree in ways that it used to be.

It appears I may quit blogging again–although the minute a person types a sentence like that you can possibly count on six new posts.

Mother’s Day weekend approaches, and I am so grateful for getting to spend so much quality time with my mom in the past couple of years.  Also thinking a lot about the kids and so very appreciative of our close relationships.  What mom could ask for more?

Since it’s so hard to write, may I show you a few photos you may not have seen?

And, if you’d like, tell me what you will be doing this upcoming weekend.

Tonight I am going to Book Club, but the rest of the weekend will be spent cutting and splitting firewood.  (Unless we go to town for breakfast, maybe Sunday morning.)  There may also be several precious phone calls…


Maple buds

Maple buds

Bridge onto a new day

Bridge onto a new day


Last month's moon sitting on a tree branch

Last month’s moon sitting on a tree branch


One apple just ever-so-slightly dusted with snow a while ago

One apple just ever-so-slightly dusted with snow a while ago


Peacock feathers, just beacause

Peacock feathers, just because


Spider web, just because we're all connected.

Spider web, just because we’re all connected.


Sunrise, because it happens every day

Sunrise, because it happens every day


The mystery of underwater rocks

The mystery of underwater rocks


Wishing you ALL a Happy Mother’s Day, no matter if you’re a mom or not.  No matter if your precious mother still walks this planet or not.  No matter if you have children or not.  Because we all nurture one another through thick and thin every day the sun rises.  Every day the moon climbs upward into the midnight sky.

Thank you for nurturing and loving your fellow human beings, for mothering the planet into something a bit more beautiful…


Four generations of the women in our family from several years ago.  Make that many years ago.

Four generations of the women in our family from several years ago

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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31 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day weekend (random blogging musings)

  1. Carol says:

    Beautiful pictures. Don’t you think everything is cyclical, so that sometimes blogging is a driving force, and other times, it becomes almost a chore? Isn’t that just how life is? Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day too.

    • Kathy says:

      Carol, thank you for your wisdom. Yes, you are so right. It is cyclical. The “problem” right now is that I really want to be sharing and it’s hard to find a way to do so in a way that feels right. Do you ever experience that too?

  2. wsquared says:

    Lovely photos. Happy Mother’s Day. 🙂

  3. debyemm says:

    Happily, I am now seeing the Wild Azaleas bloom (the Dogwoods only recently too and profuse). I had feared with our strange Spring they might not arrive in time for Mother’s Day. I will be doing as I have done for the last 17 years – I will take my sons out among the fragrant pink flowers in our forest creek valley and ask my husband to take photos. My maternal grandmother started this back in 1989 when she visited after I had married. She was born and raised in Missouri. We took pictures of her with the Wild Azaleas. When my oldest son was born, I started doing this with my boys. Since I have adopted this flowers as my personal “own”, a symbol of Mother’s Day and my birthday (which occurs near Memorial Day), this is all I ever want for Mother’s Day.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom. I wish mine was still here to call her and have one of those nice long chats that we used to enjoy. Fondly !!

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, I do now remember how the Wild Azaleas are a greeting to the Universe to you and during your birthday month. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world, Deb. Feeling for you that your mom is not here anymore…and holding precious onto these days with my mom….blessings!

  4. dorannrule says:

    Don’t give up! The writing urge will return. Love your photos in the meantime.

  5. Brenda says:

    Kathy, once again your beautiful pictures amaze me. Thank you for sharing them and please forgive me for being absent lately and not commenting yet on your previous blogs. I’m hiding out here, surrounded by enemies who seek my destruction so I haven’t been very talkative. And I’m working hard with Alex to help get to graduation on the 25th. It’s a daily struggle for him, especially with all the medical problems.

    I hope your Mother’s Day is peaceful and content. All I’m hoping for is a day without gut wrenching fear.

    Miss you!

    • Kathy says:

      Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your continued challenges, and that would explain your quietness. I cannot imagine why anyone would seek your destruction; that is very sad. Hopefully you will get Alex to graduation and enjoy that milestone. May you be gifted with peace this Mother’s Day; may you sense God’s ultimate protection. Blessings…

  6. Oh, my, these are some heart-stoppingly beautiful photos, Kathy! And whether you are comfortable with blogging right now or not, my god, you can certainly turn a phrase! I just re-read, three times, “Because we all nurture one another through thick and thin every day the sun rises. Every day the moon climbs upward into the midnight sky.
    Thank you for nurturing and loving your fellow human beings, for mothering the planet into something a bit more beautiful…” just because it made my heart sing! It seems you have always been a teacher of the spiritual, and generous with your message of kindness, acceptance and appreciation. Maybe your writing is wanting to take you in the direction of a book? There, you could pour out all your thoughts…now and then share some snippets on your blog…and edit and fine-tune your message to your heart’s content before sending it out to the world. Happy Mothers Day to you, my friend!

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy, how very kind and lovely of you to share this encouragement! My friend, Susan, suggested that I should let Lake Superior Spirit drift with all her moods and tides and phases a bit more. That got me thinking. You know how we think our blogs are OUR blogs? But what if they also have inclinations and timings and driftings of their own? Now that’s a thought. If so, I can perhaps just let go of this occasional sense of pressure and just let the blog indicate when IT wants to appear. What do you think? And Happy Mother’s Day to you and that independent blog of yours, too!

  7. I love the photos, Kathy. You need not write all the time. Blog when you feel the need. The photos are lovely and I enjoyed them a great deal. Happy day to you as well. You are blessed. Some women are not as lucky.

    • Kathy says:

      I appreciate that you enjoyed the photos, Yvonne. That moon pausing on the tree branch a couple weeks ago made me smile. You know, the reason I wish all women & men a Happy Mother’s Day is because we all nurture, whether we know it or not. You nurtured by taking a minute to type this comment. So thank you. And many blessings to you…

  8. Barb says:

    Not enough or too much? Your blog is just enough! I always enjoy your thoughts, Kathy and look avidly at your photos. I keep returning to the web and the apple and the Moon in this post – reminding me of the circles of life.

    • Kathy says:

      Barb, it gives me great pleasure to know that you look avidly and deeply at photos. I want to cultivate your slow looking at images. I also like what you say about the blog being “just enough”. So much of life is “just enough”…now it’s time to cultivate that attitude toward this blog. Thank you.

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Pictures are worth a thousand words. Beautiful photos and reflections Kathy 💛

  10. I will happily read your blog whenever you decide to post. I love each and every one. Like the photos that you included here. They are magnificent and highlight the magnificence of our world. Happy happy Mother’s Day to you Kathy. My plans? I took my grandchildren out this afternoon so they could shop and find a gift for their mom-my daughter – for tomorrow. It was the most adorable thing I’ve seen and made my weekend shine like diamonds. 💎

    • Kathy says:

      Hello there! I am so very happy that you paused and read and commented and shared of yourself. Thank you. I love hearing about your shopping trip with your grandchildren. Magic, magic, magic. No wonder you’re sparkling like diamonds! These kind of things make life so very, very precious. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  11. Happy Mothers Day, Kathy! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I especially loved the moon sitting on a tree branch, the sunrise and the underwater rocks. And having a picture of four generations of women together is priceless. How blessed you are and have been. *hugs*

    I am delighted to read your blog whenever you decide to post, often or sporadically, it’s always like opening a welcome gift.

    We don’t have any special plans for today. Our children are so far away from us. Might be Skyping with them later on…

    • Kathy says:

      Barbara, I am glad you enjoyed the photos. It was nice to share them here. And thank you for the blogging encouragement. Hope you had a nice Mother’s Day, as well, even though you weren’t with family either. Skyping can be a delight…

  12. Robin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Kathy. ❤

    • Kathy says:

      Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to you, Robin! And, wow, I loved the book “Educated”. Read it in about two or three days, mesmerized. Can’t imagine an upbringing like that…and how she had the courage to break free. And how so many can not break free. It’s just too hard to leave cultural and familial morays.

  13. A beautiful post. Loved the photos. Made with a big camera?

    Thank you again for your kindness to an unknown child through Freddie’s scholarship.

    One precious phone call from my daughter.
    Thankful my sister lived and is now home and her husband is still here but drifting into that dark empty space of the brain unknown.

    The planet I am sure understands.

    A blessing that you were brought into my life.


    • Kathy says:

      Hello, Linda, and thank you so much for your comment. The photos were all taken with the big Canon camera. I only occasionally take it out these days, but it’s fun when something beckons. You are welcome about the scholarship. Glad that you are honoring your Freddie in this way. Thank you for your blessings, and many back your way.

  14. Karen says:

    I had gone almost two months without blogging. Sometimes life really does get in the way. I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day.

    • Kathy says:

      Do you ever fear you won’t ever get back to blogging? That is one fear that comes up sometime, because when I go without posting it sometimes extends into ten or more months. Yikes! (And Happy Mother’s Day to you!)

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