Tag Archives: outdoors

Sucker on Mother’s Day

Each spring, when the rivers warm up, fish swim upstream to spawn, to lay glistening baby-fish eggs in their own childhood birth grounds. Each spring the fishermen wait for spawning season to cast their crawlers and hook and line into … Continue reading

Posted in May 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Quiet spring meditation in the woods

It sometimes takes a long time–a truly long time–maybe even years, or decades, or a lifetime–for one to learn how to truly become quiet in the woods. So quiet, so still, that there is no difference between you and the … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Hiking by the Hungarian Falls with friends

Last Saturday evening we traveled with friends to the Hungarian Falls, just north of Hancock, near Dollar Bay. We aimed to hike by the falls before eating dinner in Calumet at Carmelitas, a Mexican restaurant, where you buy chips and … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

A tale before supper of sunrise, caterpillars & ghosts

Ohmygoodness!   I’m feeling a creative high lately.  After at least two months of ho-hum suddenly I’m wanting to blog every day!  (Don’t worry, it probably won’t continue to happen, although you never know, she said with an evil grin.) … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 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

How chickadees sleep at night in winter and other forest tales

Sometimes I think I should write more posts about what it’s like to live in the woods. How many people in this world still live in a forest surrounded by trees and more trees and a few more trees? In … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

This wild & precious moment

The kids have departed.  They now play with their kitty cats on opposite ends of the country. Your blogger is still remembering the last week.  Her son departed for San Diego early last week; her daughter still remained until yesterday.

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments