Tag Archives: Keweenaw Bay

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

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

A photo a day keeps the doctor away.

I am pondering taking this blog in a new direction for a while. Feeling inspired to dust off the camera again. To share photos. Perhaps even daily, at times. A photo a day keeps the doctor away. No need to … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Morning fog

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

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

Gratitude for sh*t

Gentle reader, We’ve now reached Week 3 of this Gratitude series. This week something happened. I hesitate to tell you what.  It might offend your sensibilities.  Literally, this might stink.  It is a very sh*tty blog. But let us persevere! … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 39 Comments

These lazy hazy crazy days of summer…

In mid-summer the Main Street in our little town buzzes with cars and visitors. People from other locales sometimes drive hundreds of miles north to splash in Lake Superior, to camp in the Baraga State Park, to tour the Copper … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

Breaking up is *not so* very hard to do

Yesterday morning in town–in between errands a’plenty–I noticed that the last of the ice on the bay was breaking up into jagged concentric circles and other patterned ice floes. It was warm, about 60 degrees (16 C) in the early … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 67 Comments

Miracle

Here’s what just happened. I was out reading your blogs, buzzing here and there in the blogosphere for the past hour or so, when suddenly a Fierce Desire struck.  I’m never sure what to do about these Fierce Desires to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Easter on ice, 2013

Picture this. Ice fishing over 280 feet of water on Lake Superior. Floating on 18 inches of ice.  Convinced by husband to leave warm house on Easter morning. No one else on ice, except one lone snowmobiler. Everyone else at … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

“Flat Stanley, do you want to go ice fishing on Lake Superior?”

Last week I opened the mailbox to discover a long white envelope with a return address from Connecticut. It was from an Internet friend, Susan, whose fourth grade students are learning about watersheds and how they can positively impact our … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments