Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula

Spring is bustin’ out all over (and a blogging milestone)

Spring burst wide open in the Upper Peninsula early last week. When we returned from our East Coast trip May 2nd a pile of persistent snow still melted slowly on the ground. A week later the wildflowers graced us with … Continue reading

Posted in May 2022 | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

Healing a broken toe, watching the snow melt

The last three weeks I have been mending a broken toe while watching snow fall and melt, fall and melt. Since my mobility was rather limited in the first couple of weeks the day’s highlight often occurred during a daily … Continue reading

Posted in April 2022 | Tagged , , , , , | 53 Comments

The perils and ecstasy of walking on snow

Let’s talk about the ecstasy first, shall we? Often a special moment arrives each March. Since the snow melt started a couple of weeks ago we’ve been sinking in. You walk to the shed and your boot sinks in over … Continue reading

Posted in March 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Loss and gain

We lost my father-in-law, Jim, this weekend. Barry lost his dad. Our kids lost their dear grandpa. Our loss is heaven’s gain. I don’t have much inclination to write. It’s a quiet time. But I am reflecting on loss and … Continue reading

Posted in March 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 72 Comments

Sad transitions

We lounged on the patio in my in-law’s backyard in early March. It was almost 80 degrees. A bluebird fluttered on the branch of a nearby magnolia tree and cardinals sang their sweet song in the fig tree. An hour … Continue reading

Posted in March 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

Snow, snow, snow and it’s really __ __ __ __ __

So while my “southern” friends are posting pictures of crocuses and daffodils, we’re still getting snow, snow and more snow. If you’re a Wordle player (which I am) please guess the following word __ __ __ __ __ You have … Continue reading

Posted in February 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Vegetable scrap smiley for our company

Company arrives in about four hours. Our friend, Dave, said he’d be here by noon but messaged to say he’s running late. He’s coming from the eastern Upper Peninsula in his camper van. He’s been snowshoeing and skiing near the … Continue reading

Posted in February 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

When the light shines on a solo overnight trip to Marquette

As some of you readers might remember–I got a little bored last week on the 74th of January. One tried & true way to combat winter blues and restlessness? A solo overnight getaway to the “big city”. I’ve been traveling … Continue reading

Posted in February 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

It’s January 74th and we got da heebie-jeebies!

I saw a meme on Facebook this week: It literally feels like January 74th. You too? Or is it just me? I know it’s not just me because Ally Bean over at the Spectacled Bean says she’s beyond bored. She’s … Continue reading

Posted in January 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

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 , , , , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments