Spring burst wide open in the Upper Peninsula early last week. When we returned from our East Coast trip May 2nd a pile of persistent snow still melted slowly on the ground.
A week later the wildflowers graced us with a single marsh marigold bloom.
Then lime green buds appeared on trees followed by unfurling fiddlehead ferns and whizzing red and green male hummingbirds.
The thermometer soared, our spirits delighted…and we spotted our first crawling wood tick.
Yay! Spring is here.
May I show you some photos of our arriving warmth and expansion?
This is a big blogging milestone for Lake Superior Spirit. This post–this very one–marks 1,200 posts published since January 2010!
That’s a heck of a lot of posts, isn’t it, in almost twelve years?
Some years I’ve blogged over 200 posts. Other years maybe twenty posts.
Sometimes I go for months writing about my favorite topic–spirituality. Other times, like lately, it’s more about everyday living in our north woods.
They are the same thing, really. Spirituality and everyday life dance together without separation.
Nature reveals herself everywhere on this blog with her falling trees, majestic lakes, foggy mornings and woodland paths.
She can be quite the teacher, revealing how life continually changes yet cycles back in spirals. Nature can be soft and sweet or bold and fierce. She blesses us with her soft gaze and then moans with her feral wind.
She teaches us how to dance. Forward, backwards, a little this way, a little that way.
Every once in a while an inland tide pulls the water out of our bays. They call this a seiche around these parts. Just like in our own lives there’s pulls and tugs and changes happening all the time. We’re being emptied and being filled. The trick is to keep dancing.
Now that 1,200 blogs have danced together here on Lake Superior Spirit, it’s time for another blogging break. The blue jays call to leave the computer. The firewood says split me. The garden seeds long to sprout as soon as it gets a tad bit warmer. I want to be quieter and more awake to this bustin’ out all over world.
Wishing you long spring days filled with what dances your heart quiet or out loud. Many blessings wherever you are now! ❤️