Monday, June 5, 2023



May these luscious pink flowering trees remind you of the amazing season of blossoms we’ve had.  Until next spring…

Thursday, June 1, 2023



I prefer not to call them weeds. To me, they’re another wildflower.  The name dandelion is actually quite elegant, coming from the French ‘dent de lion’ (tooth of a lion) referring to the shape of its leaves.  I enjoyed seeing them this spring in clumps here and there, spreading across fields, and beneath the flowering cherry trees in orchards.  Even after the flowers are spent, the puffballs are attractive and remind me of when I blew them apart as a child.

Monday, May 29, 2023



I’m learning where the trillium grow near Traverse City, but nothing compares to the spots around Northport, where they cover the landscape with their white beauty.  

Thursday, May 25, 2023



I usually catch the sunrise through the trees behind my home every morning.  Lately, the Canadian wildfires have created smoky skies tinged with an orange haze.  I’d read, though, that it wasn’t a true haze, but tiny smoke particles high in the atmosphere that filtered the sunshine, creating a more rich color in the morning sky.  I decided to head to Empire for the sunset, to see if it was being affected too. 


Monday, May 22, 2023


 I took a drive and found everything fresh and dewy and alive.