Tag Archives: ice

Lake Superior Creature Fairy Tale

In the old days, older than the oldest days, long before you drew your first ragged breath, long before your grandmother’s grandmother’s grandmother drew her first ragged and tentative breath–that’s when this story begins. In the bottom of Lake Superior … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Time Marches On

This March afternoon–with about five to six inches of new wet heavy snow here in our never-ending snow country of the Upper Peninsula–I have been looking through old photos once again.  (Not that I look through them often.  Just every … 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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Ice melts.

You wonder about the story of our lives here in the Upper Peninsula? It could be summed up in two words:  Ice melts. Ice melts on the bays. Ice turns blue, shaky, unstable. Don’t walk on it. Turn, instead, toward … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The first time you’re called an old lady…

Sipping peppermint tea, another day, another coffee shop. Waiting for our daughter’s plane to fly the friendly skies toward Chicago, the Windy City.  It’s windy here, too, and the plane is delayed.  I’m not moving one inch toward home until … Continue reading

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How would you like to live on an ice rink?

Haven’t you always wanted to live on an ice rink? You haven’t? Would you like to try it–just for a day or so? If your answer is an unequivocal “yes”, please move to the North  Woods.  Preferably on some country … Continue reading

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Two swans a’swimmin’, One eagle landing…

 

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We live in Lake Wobegon.

Everybody knows about Lake Wobegon, right? It’s a fictional little town in Northern Minnesota made famous by story-telling Garrison Keillor (one of my story-telling heroes.) Garrison hosts a radio show called “Prairie Home Companion” on Minnesota Public Radio every Saturday … Continue reading

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Circle of Life (includes fish for all)

It’s hard to believe that yesterday we flew like eagles above Lake Superior on this blog, watching the ice fields, pondering the forming, sustaining and breaking up of winter ice. Today we’re on solid ground near Shanty Town in Baraga … Continue reading

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How should we cook this blue ice fish?

Breathe in the quiet of mist rising over the lake. Feel the peacefulness of it. Imagine the ice forming.  After the heavy winds blew earlier this week, the ice covers the Keweenaw Bay a little south of Carla’s Restaurant and stretches … Continue reading

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