W & W 14: I love winter, but . . .

I choose to live full-time in Northern Michigan and truthfully I do love winter, but six months of cold and snow do get to your Spring soul. So, my hubby and I go south for three weeks to escape late March to mid-April in order to replenish our heart batteries. Thus, the next couple of…

W & W 13: Circular Spring

Yesterday I hiked 3.6 miles in the Jordan River Valley on the first day of Spring. If you haven’t been to this spot of quietude you are missing out. There are no words to describe it. It is luminous in all seasons. Take a look . Yes, this is Spring in Northern Michigan. There is…

W & W 12: Retracing Your Journey

Retrace definition from Merriam-Wester.com: “to go over something again in memory, to recall”. This week I snowshoed a trail I have travelled many times before, from Starvation Lake Road (interesting name for a lake, eh?) on to the NCT. There are two ways to hike from Starvation Lake Road. Going north you venture on to…

W & W 11: Showers of Blessings

March 7, 2019 Have you ever taken a hike in the midst of a hoarfrost shower? Today I did just that! To experience this phenomenon, you must get up after the sun has risen and venture out into the woods in early-to-mid-morning. I started out about 9 am. The temperature also needs to be in…

W & W 10: It Takes a Lifetime

March 3, 2019Why does it take a full lifetime to find out who you really are? Those words came to me as I did my ninth WALK and WRITE this morning downstate (this word is a term used by Michiganders who used to live in the southern end of our state but have since moved to their True…