Tag Archives: leaves

The unsayable and the ordinary

I have been trying to write a blog since 6:30 a.m. Two creative writing pieces. Each one started strong, dribbled out in the middle and seemingly died a dark and exhausted death. Kind of like carved-out pumpkins jeering back at … Continue reading

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No politics today. No virus talk. Just autumn colors here in the Upper Peninsula.

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Autumn colors turn, turn, turn

Lisa and I had to meet this morning at the Access Site to “exchange the goods”. No, dear readers, it was not a drug deal. We needed to accomplish our monthly switcheroo.  I gave her the township’s pin drive.  As … Continue reading

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Lady in the moon

Who says there’s a “man” in the moon? I think there’s a woman hiding out in her shadows, playing with the branches softly veiling her face. The moon is definitely female.  She waxes; she wanes.  She changes with cycles.  She … Continue reading

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The U.P. woods say “Hello!”

Unfurling fern                

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I am going to (*******) with my new (****) when all the (******)have fallen

Can you guess the answer to yesterday’s guessing game from the blog title? I hope so. But we’ll let you think for a few more minutes before revealing the answer.  (Which really probably isn’t that interesting to anyone else, but … Continue reading

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Smell the wood smoke and fallen leaves

It’s a quiet Thursday.  The wind whispers through leaves still clinging to branches around our house.  When gusts blow, a blizzard of leaves tumble toward the earth. I still have a few photos sitting in the queue, patiently awaiting their turn.  These … Continue reading

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Do squirrels eat wild mushrooms & do you like questions more than answers?

You’re wondering if red squirrels eat wild mushrooms, aren’t you?  You’re wondering if I really saw a red squirrel fiercely chomp into a wild mushroom, leap five inches into the air, grab the wild mushroom between its jaws and run … Continue reading

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