Bayfield — Some winters, with severe temperatures cold enough, freeze a path on the surface Lake Superior to the ice filled sandstone caves of Mawikwe Bay. Yesterday 11,500 people gathered family and friends to...
Duluth — I share this trail report I submitted to the Skinny Ski Trail site used by Cross Country Skiers in the upper Great Lakes Region. Very satisfying! Nice snow base and even a trail groomed and classic ...
Duluth — I am at Vitta Pizza sitting next to three young people, like college age, who are … like … talking using lots and lots and lots ‘likes’. They used at least one each clause or sentence. More inter...
Song or Screed?
The Doctor recommends I start drinking!
Seed catalogues, the playboy magazine of the mature years
Snow Shovels and Nasturtium
A surreptitious pee?
A November gale warning is posted!
Lessor Household Feasts and Celebrations #1: Fall-Back Day
A Big Loud Festival
Double or Nothing
Like, I'm in Theater 7!
Winter's Breaking Up
Yesterday Lake Superior bore some 11,500 folks on her shoulders to Mawikwe Caves.
Yeh! Ken turns two!
Beginning a -17° winter day.
Cold Weather Laundry - Mind the Ice!
A winter stew.
The winter peace of Lake Superior
Despite the ice in Minnesota, no! there are no fairies!
Cure for Cabin Fever
January 1, 2015
The Fourth Day of Christmas
Help! A Thicket!
The Traditional Winged-Piglets of the Nativity
The Dawn of Thanksgiving
Summer Home of the Governor of Michigan
The Mighty Mac
Summer Packs It In
Dawn of Summer's Last Day
The Next Sunrise Could Kill!
Look for a good place to spend the winter.
Golden IPA Beer Jelly
Ditch the schedule, a show!
Remembering Jean Redpath
A Thin Place
This day is a teenager trying to flirt!
... And love Creation's final lawTho' Nature, red in tooth and claw ...
They neither reap nor sow
The old Blues
Returned from where plants go to die!
Cure for the season changing?
We are not lords of the universe but components of it.
Help! A Muse Needed.
Home of The Goose Chaser
Antidote to the January/Winter Blues!
Great weather for bike ride; and the roses are blooming!
Flies in the Rose Garden
The Grace of Showing Up
I'm far more the gatherer than the hunter.
Aliens on the Island!!!
What's it like to awake some morning and realize you can no longer fly?
Stopped by surprised delight!
This June? Certainly a florist's cooler!
A frustrating: Not Yet!!
As I drank my first morning coffee, the sky turn red so I pulled on my clothes and boots.
A Promise made in Spring
I love that the sunrise pauses
A Spring treat: some rhubarb and a cup of lard!
Our fathers' magic carpet made of steel
Cop a rose in honor of Fran and Aunt Rose.
Let it grow; let it grow; let it grow. The weather outside's delightful!
I'm searching for the Spring Beauty (claytonia virginica) a spring wild flower.
Purple versus Emerald Green: Repeat after me "Grasshopper, grasshopper go to hell!"
From 'Walleye Wars' to 'Taconite Troubles' and 'Copper Quarrels'
Truly we've broken the back of Winter at the western end of Lake Superior.
Copper, nickel, platinum, silver and titanium: Another Faustian bargain with the Devil for the wild beauty and health of Minnesota?
No porta-potties this year; a sign we have renounced our foolishness and nature has healed?
Gale warning: "LAKE ICE EMBEDDED WITHIN WAVES COULD RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR VESSELS ON WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR."
Waiting for my ships to come in.
"In about 30 years, if we humans continue with our negligence, an ounce of drinking water will cost the same as an ounce of gold."