Just down the shore from our cabin an Arctic Loon was spotted and recorded for the first time in Wisconsin. The South Shore of Lake Superior may not be the place to see birds in great numbers, but often has interesting and rare species. Ryan Brady, an expert birder who works as a conservation biologist for [...]
Phil and I travel Hwy 13 on our way toward Herbster, WI, (our cabin’s address) a scenic byway that cuts along forest and farms, gives teasing views of Lake Superior. There are a few openings that you see water before Port Wing, that give clues to the season. After a heavy summer rain, the lake [...]
I continue to take inspiration from trees--they teach us how to live in different seasons, store resources during dormant periods, clean the air and water around us, model longevity and growth. Read about the wisdom I found in Suzanne Simard's search for the mother tree.
Changes come when we end and begin. I am ready to grow into this next stage of life in retirement.
"Franceso Bought Me Flowers," a true act of care and kindness I won't forget.
January. The month for getting organized, eating right, hitting the gym and starting something new. I thought I was ready to skip the paper and rely on my iphone to keep my important dates, even send little reminders and be in electronic sync with others. I also read about "bullet journals" a hybrid between a [...]
"The Woman who is chic is always a little different. Not different in being behind fashion, but always slightly apart from it." Emily Post
Labor Day weekend is always a time of goodbyes--to beach swimming, enthusiasm for tending the garden, and white pants. I said goodbye to my son last Saturday as he set off on a four month trip to Asia. My husband's dear Uncle Roy went off to heaven at age 96. And our grandson said [...]
A sales person in a car dealership once told me--and this was ten years ago-- "You are too old for a van." I liked her right away. She understood me. No more hauling kids to scouts, sports and school in my forest green Chrysler Town and Country. Time for a trade-in. I fancied myself a [...]