Tag Archives: ice

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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Dining with the eagles

The question of the day really isn’t about the eagles dining out on the Keweenaw Bay. The question is:  How in the world did that dead deer get out on the ice? Did the deer run out on the ice, … Continue reading

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“If your friends jumped in the lake in January, would you?”

Did any of your mothers ever tell you:  “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you?”  Your mother meant:  “Hey, kid!  Think for yourself!  Don’t just be a follower.  Don’t jump in the lake in January just because your … Continue reading

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You can’t call that just a Bubble!

Let’s pretend we’re back in school and our teacher said, “Write a story about what you did today.” This blog is the story of my day.  (Yes, yes, many blogs are stories about my day.  But this one has photographs … Continue reading

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Dreams of bears and owls…

During the winter, here in the Northwoods, the bear slumbers in dens covered with thick snow.  Many other animals hibernate or torpor, lulled into the depths of dreams as the ice forms and thickens on Lake Superior. We can be … Continue reading

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Your last chance to imagine…

…Upper Peninsula flowing rivers until spring. Imagine yourself walking along this Upper Peninsula river last week.  Imagine the river turning to ice.  Imagine whispering “goodbye” to the flowing Silver River between L’Anse and Skanee. Imagine publishing three days worth of … Continue reading

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“The snow that flies today slept last night in Lake Superior”

Let’s pretend that you’re driving along a back-country road in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It’s early December.  It’s–of course–snowing. You ponder the beauty of snow.  You ponder the possible treachery of snow.  You suddenly remember a phrase that a friend used … Continue reading

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