No shopping allowed

Walking on the beach in Baraga behind the Pow Wow grounds. Ice cold late November Black Friday, 20 degrees F (-6 C). No shopping allowed, unless it’s for photos or beach glass or sun peeking through dark clouds. What’s more precious than shopping? Cold cheeks, vast aloneness in nature (until that fellow walker appears with his two dogs), smells of cedar in the nearby woods. Each step is precious in the here, now, and–you know what?–it doesn’t cost a cent.

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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20 Responses to No shopping allowed

  1. leelah saachi says:

    Blessing you right back, Kathyβ™₯

  2. Amen. Every word is true. Thank you for sharing those precious and true words!

  3. Val Boyko says:

    Bbrrrr … hope you have a fire going πŸ”₯

  4. Stacy says:

    A day decorating the house for Christmas to Granddaughter’s delight. That’s what’s better than shopping. And then parades, lights, gingerbread houses, cookies, caroling – you get the picture. XOXO

  5. Too cold for me, but glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pleasant image!

    • Kathy says:

      I am so glad you stopped by, Frank. I am posting “Photo Shorts” these days–just one photo and few words. It’s fun to change things up a bit at times.

  6. I’m with you! Wish I could smell the cedar in the your woods. 😊 What a lovely backdrop for your driftwood capture…

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Barbara. Wishing you could smell the cedar here too. Cedar trees seem to be much less common in many places around here, so it’s joyful when you happen upon a place where tiny new cedars are growing.

  7. Reggie says:

    Ahh, blessings to you, Kathy. Our Black Friday bonanza was a bit of a damp squib, as money is tight and I think people are finally seeing through the hype. I’d much rather spend time outside in Mother Nature with you! πŸ˜€

    • Kathy says:

      I have never heard of the expression “damp squib” but the meaning is clear. It certainly has been a challenging couple of years…Mother Nature is certainly a balm.

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