Tag Archives: Upper Peninsula

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

In which I see my first UFO

I intended to write a nice calm environmentally friendly post about a lovely Sunday morning sashay around the woods with a camera.  About this very special time of year when the temperatures hover below freezing and the snow has condensed … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Time Marches On

This March afternoon–with about five to six inches of new wet heavy snow here in our never-ending snow country of the Upper Peninsula–I have been looking through old photos once again.  (Not that I look through them often.  Just every … Continue reading

Posted in March 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

“Drop kick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life”

Hi guys! I am so sorry that my blog has practically flat-lined these days.  No excuses.  It’s just flat-lined.  And the line is covered with snow. Snow, snow, snow.  That’s all we think about these days.  You can start a … Continue reading

Posted in February 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Deep January days in the woods

Good morning from our little stretch of woods and lake and snow and cold.  Sitting here at this computer I watch lazy flakes of snow silhouetted against black and gray tree limbs.  Yonder brown oak leaves dangle from branches that … Continue reading

Posted in January, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments