Tag Archives: nature

Magic of a winter bonfire in the woods

We’ve been saving wood scraps in a burn pile in the woods for maybe four years now. We didn’t want to light it during the summer or fall due to wildfire possibilities–but three inches of new-fallen snow is perfect. Twilight … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Driftwood pyre over Lake Superior

I love stumbling upon these driftwood pyres, these pieces of beach art. A pyre, Google assures, can mean a pile of combustible material made for burning. It does not just apply to funeral ceremonies in India. This one overlooks Lake … Continue reading

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No shopping allowed

Walking on the beach in Baraga behind the Pow Wow grounds. Ice cold late November Black Friday, 20 degrees F (-6 C). No shopping allowed, unless it’s for photos or beach glass or sun peeking through dark clouds. What’s more … Continue reading

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Yet another miracle of blooming and letting go

Every autumn for twelve years I’ve wanted to share this with you. However, other priorities prevented it. Either I wasn’t blogging at the time or another post wanted to flower. However now–today–this very moment–it’s apparently time. Do you see the … Continue reading

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Forest teaching about Intent and coming from love versus division

For years now, too many years to count, I’ve walked in the woods opening up to spiritual teachings. Ordinary thoughts go silent as the feet crunch dried leaves. An expanse opens, an inner reflection sometimes begins. Like a dream this … Continue reading

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

The sh*t phone is history.

Two years ago before our daughter’s wedding in Italy she asked me to take a picture of her maid-of-honor fixing her hair. “Sure,” I replied and grabbed my old android TracFone and snapped a photo of the precious moment. “Let … Continue reading

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Snake fear and love

Dear Holy, Yesterday I walked up your road noticing your sweet fall wild aster, brown dying ferns, gravel stones beneath these feet. You showed yourself as a snake lying in the dirt. Perhaps hit by a fast-moving truck. Your head … Continue reading

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Starfish, hummingbird frolicking in hose spray and other underwater adventures

Good morning, dear multi-colored and multi-faceted starfish! I have missed you as you shine your light over and under water. I hope these late spring days (we call it summer here in the short season of the Upper Peninsula) find … Continue reading

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The joy of sauntering

So often in our society we vow to exercise, walk briskly, hike four miles, cover ground, get our hearts pumping for health and longevity. Nothing wrong with that. Our bodies may appreciate the vigor, movement, intensity. But I am in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Let’s play Treasure Hunt

Yesterday I drove west and north toward “big town” grocery shopping up in Houghton. At first I asked the Holy if we could play a game–Treasure Hunt. That’s a game where you keep your eyes wide open and the Universe … Continue reading

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