Tag Archives: personal

Cozy snuggle beneath blankets on snowy blowy January afternoon

Outside wind gusts sideways white snow. Howls as it races around our little house in the woods. Our broken thermometer says it’s 20 degrees F, but we know it’s lower. Accuweather announces it’s 18 degrees but they never know either. … Continue reading

Posted in January 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Logging truck of firewood, 20 inches of snow, roof raking & a haircut

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been busy with usual mid-winter fun. We finally received our logging truck filled with firewood in early January. Ten full cords of the lovely logs, which translate to 30 face cords. (I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from our little house in the woods to yours, wherever you may be

This morning I am thinking of all you readers in your cozy little homes in woods and cities, suburbs and mountains, small towns and lakesides. Some of us are busy: rushing to and fro, wrapping gifts, preparing for company. We’re … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

When a river turns silver (and a long-ago shamanic dream)

We’re transitioning into winter now. Here is the Silver River just a couple of miles from our house. The river turns colors as the ice forms: black, white, silver. Years ago I used to wander down here and sit by … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021, Photo shorts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

December light in our little house in the woods

When the low sun shines here in the Upper Peninsula at this time of year–and that’s a big when–light enters our house in long ribbons of luminescence. The winter can drag as gray skies loom overhead and lake effect clouds … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021, Photo shorts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

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

All the blogs we cannot write

This post is dedicated to all the blogs we cannot write. All the stories we cannot tell. All the tales that never reach the light of our reader’s eyes. There are so very many stories blooming inside of us that … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 51 Comments

Oops, another misstake

I make a lot of misstakes, don’t you? For example. This morning. Item #1 for consideration: I pulled up to the Camp Coffee drive-through old vintage camper in town and ordered a cappuccino. Small, please. Thank you kindly. The sweet … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Mums for my mom

Guess who is coming to visit next week? If the planets align and all is well–my almost 89 year old mom will soon be coming to visit our little house in the woods! Last time she and Dad visited was … Continue reading

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