Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula

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

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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

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Angels looking after you

All day, all night, angels looking after you, my dear… This is a song I used to sing to my kids when they were growing up. The “real” lyrics are slightly different, but we all make up words to songs, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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“Can I help you? What would you like today?”

In our Upper Peninsula many folks own camps–a second little home, shack or trailer tucked away out in the woods or by the lake. How apropos that some enterprising business person here in L’Anse bought a cute little camper and … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Photo shorts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

I’m playing a fun game

Yesterday I started playing a fun game. Today I will share that game with you. We might call it Photo shorts. It’s a blogging game. You know I love writing 900 words about 900 different stories. But yesterday I decided … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Photo shorts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

No shopping allowed

Walking on the beach in Baraga behind the Pow Wow grounds. Ice cold late November Black Friday, 20 degrees F (-6 C). No shopping allowed, unless it’s for photos or beach glass or sun peeking through dark clouds. What’s more … Continue reading

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