Postcard from Down South

The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. ~Kahlil Gibran (Royal Palm trees, in holiday finery. These were so fun I thought we could use more than one.)

Read More

Postcard from Down South; Happy Thanksgiving

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~Gerald Good (I count you among my many blessings this Thanksgiving…thank you for reading, cooking and eating with me. Sending you Thanksgiving blessings from Southwest Florida, where the sun sets as beautifully as it does in northern Michigan. We’ll…

Read More

Postcard from Up North

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller (Weque pier, still singing of summer)

Read More

Postcard from Up North

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (An eager Weque winding stone brook, one of many in Harbor Springs.)

Read More

Postcard from Up North

Delicious autumn…my very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot (Apple extravaganza, Bill’s Farm Market.)

Read More

Postcard from Up North

Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus (Glowing tree, Bay Street. I’ve been watching you for weeks. What will I do when your leaves are gone?)

Read More

Postcard from Up North

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; do, then, whatever most arouses you to love. ~ St. Teresa of Avila (Fall sunset over the harbor. The boats may be gone, and the people with them, but the magic stays on and on.)

Read More

Postcard from Up North

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Pumpkin explosion…it’s been some time since I’ve experienced fall up north. The colors,…

Read More

Postcard from Up North

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (The Pointer boat at The Pier, Harbor Springs.)

Read More