Tag Archives: winter

“Keeps on keepin’ on”

  First things first.  I am not going to complain about our endless winter here in the North Woods.  (At least publicly.  Maybe we can gripe together privately, if we’re experiencing a frustrated moment or day or week or month.) … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Squirrel and chickadee love, February snow, and healing silence

  We awoke to a February snow.  Maybe five new inches decorated our winter landscape. The temperature promises to inch up in upcoming days into the 30’s and 40’s (0 to 7 C), but for now winter still sings her … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Annoyed, amazed, humored, and sad. All in one day.

 Very annoying.  Yesterday we “fixed” the wood stove furnace belt, which “entertained” us with squeaky noises for the past month.  An hour later the new belt is entertaining us with different squeaky noises. Can it be fixed? At times squeaky … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Jagged ice fields of Lake Superior

If you’re shivering and cold here on this winter day, you might choose to visit another blog. I am aiming to show you some photos of jagged ice on Lake Superior here in Aura, Michigan.  At the foot of Saari … Continue reading

Posted in February 2015 | Tagged , , , , , | 108 Comments

Sprinkling petals atop snow

On some January mornings the sun rises and casts lemon shadows against the blue-shadowed snow. In the night deer nibble spruce branches and bed beneath them during this dark phase of the moon.

Posted in January 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 80 Comments

Hello, mouse & other early morning ponderings

1.  I have nothing to say and should be getting ready for work. 2.  A perfect time to write a blog post! 3.  If, by the time this post ends, the fingers type all nonsense–well, it’s easy enough to delete. … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 64 Comments

Ice melts.

You wonder about the story of our lives here in the Upper Peninsula? It could be summed up in two words:  Ice melts. Ice melts on the bays. Ice turns blue, shaky, unstable. Don’t walk on it. Turn, instead, toward … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments