Tag Archives: spring

Spring miracle

I can’t wait another second to tell you the news. (Besides, you asked for an update.) Some of you may remember last month’s blog about the little tame chipmunk from last summer.  He had a crack in his ear, and … Continue reading

Posted in May 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 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

Slapping mosquitoes, picking off wood ticks and welcoming spring

Happy weekend, readers. The last day of May beckons. I just slapped a mosquito here in the house, ending its short buzzing life. They rise in clouds in the woods, singing their blood-sucking songs.  Barry thinks I exaggerate about the … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Morning fog

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Ice melts.

You wonder about the story of our lives here in the Upper Peninsula? It could be summed up in two words:  Ice melts. Ice melts on the bays. Ice turns blue, shaky, unstable. Don’t walk on it. Turn, instead, toward … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Fierce Desire to Blog again

This is the third day that I’ve woken up with a Fierce Desire to Blog again. Each day I watch this desire arise.  It’s not retreating.  It’s gaining momentum.  It’s like a tsunami bearing down on the shore of this … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 42 Comments

Escape

This week’s photo challenge at WordPress is:  Escape. Just wanted to let you know.  We’ve finally busted out of winter here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after almost seven months. We’ve successfully escaped. We can only hope someone hid the keys … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 38 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

Melt

The Long Winter seems to be exiting just in time for May.  We can only hope.  Last weekend the temperatures soared to about 70 degrees (21 C) and our snow began to melt, melt, melt. We humans scurried outside, sun … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Hullabaloo

Such a hullabaloo in the Northern forest! Spring Seed Boy fell in love with young Snow Maiden. Oh, it’s forbidden, don’t you know! The Winter Queen, in her fury, locked Spring Seed Boy in a shed behind the six-foot snow bank. … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments