Postcard from Up North

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ~ John Muir, naturalist, explorer,…

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Postcard from Up North

We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields, and we ask that they teach us and show us the way. ~ Native American, Chinook Blessing Litany. P.S. The water here really is all that. Read something extra…

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Postcard from Up North

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” –Mohandas Gandhi (The cathedral of Little Traverse Bay.)

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Postcard from Up North

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” –Frank Lloyd Wright The view from Bill’s Farm Market, in summer. No wonder the produce is so beautiful…it comes from this. (The Frank Lloyd Wright quote was at the top of the front page of our newspaper, the Harbor Light, this week.…

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Postcard from Up North

“This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections glow again and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen magically along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn.” – Bernard DeVoto, “The Hour” (The violet hour,…

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Postcard from Up North

Greetings from the Cherry Capital of the world. They taste as good as they look, right from a bag you buy at a roadside stand. Or right off the tree, if you are a bold forager on someone else’s property.

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