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Morning stories from the woods

Outside–just now–coyotes yipping, close to the house. Neighbor’s little dogs barking furiously.  Cacophony in the woods!  My heart pounds. Suddenly, all still.  Hopefully the dogs ran, tails between legs, back home.  Hopefully, coyotes didn’t breakfast until later. Dark lingers these … Continue reading

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Bare bones in sky: how the woods celebrate Halloween.

A few short weeks ago (last week?  the week before?) the woods vibrated with rich colors of orange, red, yellow.  Bright vivid leaves surrounded, encompassed, danced on autumn breezes. A few short weeks ago the beauty of blazing intensity took … Continue reading

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What it’s like to live in the woods

I grew up in a ranch suburban 1960’s-style pink brick and white aluminum sided home one hour north of Detroit.  My brothers and I skipped around the edges of a cornfield to attend elementary school.  Farmers grew beans and sugar … Continue reading

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Ditto what the Lorax said.

Does everyone remember what the Lorax proclaimed in the famous Dr. Seuss book? Sure, you remember. He solemnly said, “I am the Lorax,  I speak for the trees.” This blog is ditto what the Lorax said so mightily. Today I … Continue reading

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Horizon Envy (Take Two)

Ladies & Gentlemen in the blogosphere, Bearyweather at Bear in Mind gave me an idea lately.  She has re-posted a couple of her old blogs.  You know, blogs written from long long ago, eons before most of  the current readers ever … Continue reading

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Pause quietly on this blog and breathe deeply…

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An after-supper drive through Aura

Tonight, after supper, I took a drive through Aura.  We kinda live in Aura.  It’s debatable.  Some folks would say we live on Huron Bay.  Others say Aura.  Aura “Proper” where the old post office used to be is maybe … Continue reading

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Pillowcase in the breeze; light in the forest

I wish you all many peaceful sun-dappled days in your future.  May you enjoy days of sweetness, in which the world appears peaceful and lazy, filled with just-enough.  Just enough to do.  Just enough to be.  Just enough to lazily … Continue reading

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Rain, Mom’s Coleslaw dressing & nursing deer

All day long it has rained. Rain, rain, rain. The skies open their gray curtains and water drips everywhere:  on grass, on dandelions, on trees, on robins, on hummingbirds, on fawns nursing against Mama Deer. I stay inside all day.  No … Continue reading

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Mama Bear Visits the City

Once upon a time there were four bears living in the woods. Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear. The Bear Family lived happily in the forest.  They read hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books when Brother … Continue reading

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