Tag Archives: L’Anse

Let the photos do the talking

If you wait for a blogging story to appear, sometimes you might wait forever. Forever and a day, and it seems sometimes like there’s nothing to say. It occurred this week to just show you some pictures from the last … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Heartbreaking covid week in our community

It’s been such a challenging week in our rural Upper Peninsula county. Heartbreaking. So utterly sad. This morning our weekly newspaper, the L’Anse Sentinel (which my husband edits), hit the stands. The lead story quotes the administrator of Bayside Village … Continue reading

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Shhhh, just breathe it in, my dears

  Just sharing a quiet little post today.  In fact it’s so quiet—shhhh–that I’m turning the comments off.  The better for us all to hear the birdsong.  The quiet of the forest. The hush of nature’s footsteps all around.

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retreat, ice cream cone & one heck of a storm

Barry returned from his annual fishing trip to Isle Royale a couple of hours ago. I’ve spent five days alone here in the North Woods.  You know, in retreat mode. Meditating, weeding the garden, sitting, washing dishes, communing with nature, … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 80 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

MOOSE! See the MOOSE? Do you see it? DO you?

All joking aside, our most famous local celebrity is–a Moose. It can be seen munching swamp-grass on the Skanee Road, to the great delight of community members driving between L’Anse and Skanee or Aura. This same moose–or a distant relative–lounged … Continue reading

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Dear Netflix,

Dear Netflix,  Thanks for your letter of apology this morning.  Really, Reed.  You were cool to announce that you’d “messed up” and treated us members with less than ultimate respect when you raised our fees this month (back of hand dramatically … Continue reading

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Small-town America 4th of July Parade complete with cotton candy, dogs & babies

Barry has to cover the Baraga Lumberjack Parade every year for his job as editor of the L’Anse Sentinel. Almost every year I tag along.  It’s our date, you know. The last two–or three–years I have eagerly brought camera and … Continue reading

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Hummingbird status

Just wanted to tell you first thing this morning.  Hummingbirds have been spotted in both Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.  My mom put up the feeder down in Yale on Friday.  She offered a “signficant” prize for the person who … Continue reading

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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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