Postcard from Up North

If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, as full of heartaches and of remorse as his own…how much kinder, how much gentler he would be. ~ William Allen White

(Red berry hedge, with swan. Nature’s Valentine.)

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  1. Clint Van Nocker on February 10, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Thank you for the pictures. I do not get Up North as often as I would like. All of the memories I have from Up North are wonderful. You really make my day.


    • Maureen Abood on February 10, 2012 at 8:13 AM

      Thank you Clint so much–this area has given us a lot of love, hasn’t it?!

  2. Gregory Jarous GA on February 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    I do miss northern Michigan, Traverse City,Upper Michigan as well, but only in the summer. Keep the pictures coming cousin.

  3. Paula on February 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    ” Holding so gently
    Sadly, warmly—close to heart:
    One day I will die.
    How I wish to live fully—
    Awake, and completely kind.”

    Beautiful, your photo!

    • Maureen Abood on February 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Awake and completely kind–this is what it’s all about. Thank you Paula, as always.

  4. Cindy Hunter Morgan on February 10, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Beautiful picture, and beautiful quote.

  5. Andrea on February 11, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    the red-flecked austerity is gorgeous!

    • Maureen Abood on February 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      Thank you Andrea; perfect word for this, austere beauty!

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