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The magic of eagle feathers, amphibians and autumn leaves between Point A and Point B

The computer monitor of my desktop “work computer” has been slowly dying.  It started before our Duluth trip.  Suddenly the words and pictures looked smeary, unreadable. Almost like the viewer badly needed a new pair of glasses. Yesterday–when I noticed I … Continue reading

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It’s all going to the frogs…

Nancy called a couple of weeks ago.  “You’ve got to stop by the house with your camera.  You have to see the frogs in my pond.  And there is this most gorgeous red flower with the frogs all around it.  … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to the sea

Earlier this month I read Joan Anderson’s book “A Year by the Sea:  Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman”.  This is the story of a woman searching for herself, attempting to connect again to her deepest knowings.  She leaves her husband … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid of black bears or church jokes at breakfast!

Here are the promised black bear photos.  We were visiting the rest rooms/changing rooms during our camping trip at Bete Grise…mindin’ our own business…whistlin’ our own tune…when Sue spotted HIM!  A black bear.  Tearing apart the garbage bags outside the … Continue reading

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Catch a shooting star & remember it until you’re 80 years old.

Yesterday evening was magical.  The kind of evening I will remember when I am eighty years old. An evening when we lingered along the rocky beach at the Calumet Waterworks, gathering rocks.  After a while I tired of admiring the … Continue reading

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The attack of the killer flies

So here we are in Paradise.  We drive eleven miles out on the peninsula toward Point Abbaye.  (“Are you sure we didn’t drive forty miles?” the driver asked.)  You have to drive really slow.  Twenty, thirty miles an hour.  You … Continue reading

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Beach, river, woods

Kiah wants to see everything–drink in everything–before she returns to the tall buildings and honking horns and sirens of Manhattan.  She wants to remember the smell of Lake Superior, the way the Silver River glints at dusk, the flit of … Continue reading

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Anyone want to go for a walk after dinner? How ’bout down to the lake?

Ripples in blue   Didn’t we have a nice walk down to the lake?  Didn’t we catch up on our lives?  Didn’t we connect?  Aren’t we glad that dog didn’t attack us? Wasn’t the evening beautiful?  Didn’t we enjoy the … Continue reading

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Dare to walk where you have never walked before.

Today I dare you.  Find a place where you have never walked before.  A brand new place!  A place of hidden intrigue.  Sights never before seen by your eyes. You can do it.  Perhaps it will involve ducking in the … Continue reading

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The spill BP doesn’t have to clean up

 Yep, it’s the annual pollen spill here in Lake Superior country.    Instead of an oil spill gushing up from beneath the sea, we have pollen gently blowing down in the lake from our blossoming trees.    The edges of the lake turn … Continue reading

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