Category Archives: May 2014

Slapping mosquitoes, picking off wood ticks and welcoming spring

Happy weekend, readers. The last day of May beckons. I just slapped a mosquito here in the house, ending its short buzzing life. They rise in clouds in the woods, singing their blood-sucking songs.  Barry thinks I exaggerate about the … Continue reading

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Tea in a wicker chair overlooking the lake

We shall sit outside, shall we, on a wicker chair overlooking the lake on a still morning in late May.  We shall don sweatshirts and baggy pants and sprawl contented as waves lap nearby. Birds twitter and sing and a … Continue reading

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Plot twist!

The WordPress Weekly Photo challenge is:  Twist. I laughed out loud when seeing this. Does anyone else remember a funny cartoon or status passing through Facebook recently? Although I can’t recall the exact words, this is the sentiment: Whenever anything … Continue reading

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Please do not drown.

I used to sing this song to my wee babies: All day, All night, Angels watching over you, my babe, Pray the Lord your soul to keep, Angels watching over you. Last week I stumbled upon this angel looking over … Continue reading

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Amazed

Today’s photo-of-the-day still remains obsessed with Marquette, Michigan’s Ore Dock from last Wednesday. Much of what this photo suggests is an outright lie. #1: It was NOT a dark and stormy morning. (The clouds roiled ominously, but no storms rose.) … Continue reading

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No swimming yet, kids

You may feel tired of seeing ice pictures. Many here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are weary, too, of the broken ice which swells into the bays of Lake Superior, then blows outward, then returns to us in patterns and reflections … Continue reading

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Almost Memorial Day weekend walking Marquette’s Lower Harbor

I so enjoyed a three-mile walk along Marquette’s Lower Harbor on Wednesday. ‘Twas another foggy day with chunks of ice melting in Lake Superior. Snapped fifty pictures of the ore dock, harbor, fish house, lighthouse, fisherfolk, marina, you name it. Am … Continue reading

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