W & W 9: Crazy Thoughts Sometimes Turn Into Pleasant Reality

February 28, 2019 Oh how glorious!the day awakens with frostkissing the tree tops. I ventured off the Muncie Lakes Pathway south of Williamsburg, Michigan to x-country ski by myself. I ended up doing a 5.4 ski and it was glorious! I never saw another soul until I made it back to the parking lot. In fact, I…

W & W 8: A Beech Leaf and I have Deep Veins

February 22, 2019 In winter I typically hike a mile, rest in the woods for 15 minutes, then hike back out. In spring/summer/autumn, I hope to increase my rest/write/read time to 30 minutes or maybe even an hour. Now, there are times when you don’t need to stick to the script. Today I hadn’t intended on a…

W & W 7: Within the Understory

February 18, 2019 The month of February has been the month of BIG snow. Here in Northern Michigan we have been blasted with the lovely white stuff about every other day. Most of our snow is “lake effect” — snowstorms churned up by the moisture of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Since we live in the western…

W&W 6: “Let’s Just Wander Here and There”

February 14, 2019 Today is the day for LOVE! What better way to celebrate than to go for a hike in the woods and practice walking and writing. In Northern Michigan we have been battling blizzards the entire month of February. The past two days were times to stay inside and vegetate. So, I have been aching to get…

W&W 5: Can We Really Co-exist?

February 6, 2019 It is wonderful to be back out in the woods again! First our area faced the Polar Vortex Blizzard and then I caught a bad cold so I missed a week of Walk & Write. I sorely missed my nature and writing time. I really enjoy the section near my home which is accessible…