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A perfect ideal wonderful awesome incredible gorgeous magnificent day in the woods!

Quiet morning in the woods. Actually, it’s not quiet at all.  People only think the forest is quiet.  Actually, it’s a noisy squawking pounding cackling world out there.  The woodpeckers drum on the rotten trees, searching for insects.  Robins and … Continue reading

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Dear Baby Bear,

Dear Baby Bear, Why did you climb our little itty bitty maple tree?  Why did you fall to the earth, amazed that you couldn’t stay aloft forever? How could you accidentally break these branches without us knowing? Did your mama … Continue reading

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Streams, Bluebird & Wood ticks

I had no intention of writing a blog today.  Other things to do, you know.  First, work at the school.  It’s a long story why I was working on Tuesday instead of Monday (my usual day) but I will not … Continue reading

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The U.P. woods say “Hello!”

Unfurling fern                

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Studies in birch on Mother’s Day

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Eyes in the woods

Branch in the woods…claw in the woods? Spring song of pussywillows Veil of trees in the dim underworld of the woods Tiny unfurling lupine. Not much bigger than your thumb. Last year’s green spruce needles in this year’s spring puddle … Continue reading

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Please avert your eyes if you do not have a strong constitution.

  I mean a strong constitution for snow in the middle of April.  If you’re totally in love with spring–and averse to any interruption to the blooming of daffodils–please quickly dash to another blog.  There are no daffodils hiding in … Continue reading

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I’m going to listen the snow melt. The grass grow. See you later!

It’s time again. Last blogging break on Lake Superior Spirit was–hold on a sec, must check–December 29th through January 10th.   (Just counted on the fingers.  That was thirteen days.) I would have lasted longer for the epiphany-of-winter blogging break, except for … Continue reading

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The forest at night

Many, many people have a fascination with the forest at night.  I have learned that at my other blog, Simply Here.  Very few people visit this blog which is mostly about painting word pictures and writing about spirituality.  It is … Continue reading

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Drip, drip, drip…and tea on the deck

No, no, no!  Do not think it is summer already in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  (But–I whisper excitedly–it was 60 degrees yesterday afternoon!  And I had tea on the deck!  And coffee this morning on the deck with my daughter in … Continue reading

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