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Hark! Pussy willows in February?

It’s hard to believe.  You’re walking up the road pondering whether you even need a winter coat–when you see Them.  Pussy willows.  In February. Who would have thought that a tree could be so crazy?  If you look around, you … Continue reading

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I want to live on an island.

Let’s be honest.  Part of me wants to live on an island.  The other parts are completely satisfied living in our Little House in the Big Woods in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The part that wants to live on an island thrilled … Continue reading

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Life and death

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Requiem for the trees: October storm, 2010

Upper Peninsula, Michigan.  The aftermath of the October storm, 2010.  Time for a body count, to locate the victims of this wild and fierce storm.  Time to see the effects of the high winds which swirled around a massive barometric … Continue reading

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Aftermath of the storm

A storm is a strange creature.  It blows into our lives, sometimes unexpectedly, sometimes creating tumultuous havoc as it roars through. Its winds blow through the land without rhyme or reason.  In one swath of forest it topples trees like … Continue reading

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What’s the secret? What’s hidden in this blog? Can anyone guess?

I just brewed a cup of Rishi Tumeric Ginger tea.  Bought it last week at the Marquette Co-op.  It is a loose-leaf orange-colored tea which begs to be steeped using a tea ball or tea basket.  (I’m using a tea basket Kiah gave … Continue reading

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A blog which babbles more than a babbling brook

I have at least three really good ideas ramblin’ through this brain about possible blogs to write. But, heck, forget it!  I am gonna babble. Haven’t done a babbling brook blog in a while, have I?  (Please!  Do not smartly … Continue reading

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Not headed to Hollywood any time soon.

I made a movie this morning. You know, put the camera on “Movie” setting and filmed a Hollywood epic. In my movie the stars were trees and flowers and plants and the sunrise.  You guys should see and hear the … Continue reading

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I dreamed it rained acorns

I dreamed acorns fell from the sky like raindrops.  You could hear them hit the ground:  ping, ping, ping!  The rain of acorns paused.  You knew you must be dreaming.  But then it started again:  Ping, ping, ping! It was raining … Continue reading

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Prediction from a forest fairy

I was sitting on the deck earlier this weekend–minding my own business–when a forest fairy flew between the leaves of a nearby maple tree.  (I suppose some folks might call her a Wood Nymph.) It whispered, “Change is in the … Continue reading

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