After we found some measure of frozen waterfall success in Munising, we rolled west toward the Eben (like “Evan” with a “B”…I asked ) Ice Caves. The journey there proved much less perilous than our previous efforts, and the hike wasn’t too bad either. Continue reading
While Tony and I were exploring Michigan’s northwest coast and its little towns on Sunday, I had kept this week’s photo challenge theme in the back of my mind: beyond. The goal was to take a photo that encourage a viewer to want to look beyond. I tried to accomplish this by focusing on something detailed in the foreground while having something interesting in the background that’s out of focus. These are my three favorites from the day, with an extra view included in case you really did want to see beyond, through the distance
One of these days, perhaps, I’ll adjust to all the wintry moods of northern Michigan. I will cease to be amazed by the pillows of snow that accumulate overnight, or while we’re away for an afternoon. It will no longer surprise me that the sky can be both filled with brilliant sun and heavy with falling flakes. I will bore of the muted pallet, and tire of the cold.
Then again, perhaps not. Continue reading
A sad thing happened today. The sun came out and the temperature rocketed all the way up into the low 40′s (4-5 C). That’s not sad to you? What if I tell you about how some of our beautiful icicles crashed to the ground, or how some of our loving skiable snow melted and dripped away? Okay, okay. I’ll just feel sorry for myself then. Continue reading
Phew, this month is taking its toll on me. Instead of complaining about it, though, I’ve taken a lesson from Bambi and chosen to remain quiet. Ish. Thus explains my recent blogging break. Regardless, this weekend was supposed to bring more of the same icky weather, and we had planned to spend it in the basement, finishing our insulation installation. I’ve talked before about my quick-onset cabin fever, but Tony can usually hold out longer than me. However, early this afternoon, he checked the radar, saw a clear patch, and suggested we get the heck outta
Dodge the house. Continue reading