Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula

Just a little celebration!

We are having a little celebration today in our little house in the woods. After fourteen weeks–three long months–we are finally FINALLY done cutting our firewood this year! Heaving an absolute sigh of utter relief…

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Our neighborhood “Point” of Lake Superior magic

Good morning to all on this cloudy cooler Saturday morning in our Upper Peninsula woods. Just wanting to post some photos of our recent drive out to Point Abbaye which juts out into Lake Superior like a finger pointing toward … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Should I stay or should I go?

I am feeling so much indecision these days.  Are any of you feeling the same? Let’s take a simple action like driving into the “big city” of Marquette tomorrow or the next day.  I need new summer pajamas, a lightweight … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Shhhh, just breathe it in, my dears

  Just sharing a quiet little post today.  In fact it’s so quiet—shhhh–that I’m turning the comments off.  The better for us all to hear the birdsong.  The quiet of the forest. The hush of nature’s footsteps all around.

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Birthday seashells and blessings (like friends, electricity and raspberry crumble)

Today is my birthday. Sixty three years old, or so the birth certificate says. My mom agrees–back in 1957 she gave birth to her first little baby some time just after 1 a.m. She doesn’t remember the exact time, and … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

When the brakes fail…and you buy a new car…

Last Wednesday we loaded up the 2015 maroon Chevy Malibu with 79,950 miles with boxes and bags of recycling and returnables. Off we drove toward Houghton for our weekly shopping excursion. Less than eight miles from home a warning sign … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Mouse, grudges, virus, sirens and baby robins

I wrote a long blog post earlier this morning filled with too many words about my own opinions involving emotions and the human nervous system. Now it feels like there’s no life or ooomph or immediacy in that post, so … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

After the storm

Storms sweep around, between and through us all the time. Nature sometimes delivers with a vengeance, doesn’t she? Viruses, bacteria, parasites, cancer, heart attacks, tornados, fires, hurricanes. Storms sweep through our lives, often arriving unexpectedly, tearing up trees, homes, emotions. … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Emotional storm

Last week Barry asked if I might ride with him to a couple of local cemeteries.  He wanted to take Memorial Day pictures for his job at the newspaper. Sure, I said.  Let me grab my camera, too. First we … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 67 Comments

Mystical green hat and red shoes

Years ago I wanted to tell you a story. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blogging at that time.  Taking a break, as you’d have it. So the story was swallowed away into memory. Today I am going to share the story of … Continue reading

Posted in May 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments