Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Suburban Wildlife

After it cooled down last night (90 degrees yesterday, yuck!) we went for a late-night walk and saw many of this little guy's relatives. We're fortunate to have a number of parks nearby that offer a chance to see and enjoy the wildlife. I don't handle the heat well so I'm looking forward to the upcoming cooler days and nights so I can spend more time outside.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mississippi River

It was even warmer than predicted yesterday (57 at the time of this photo) so I took a break and went for a walk. Forever drawn to the water, I headed toward the closest bridge over the Mississippi and stood for a bit, watching the water go by. It was wonderful!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

I was playing in the photo archives this morning and came across these beauties from the park next door. I love living in a place with such a wide variance in the seasonal landscape. There's still snow on the ground today but it's supposed to reach 50 and these are a nice reminder of the changes to come.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Be the Duck

Peacefulness makes me happy. Releasing the stress, angst, worry, and blech that tries to latch on to you as you move through a day in the world.

Be a duck. Keep your feathers well groomed (take care of yourself) and all that stuff will just roll off your back.

Be Happy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Mornings

I love Bluegrass music and one of my favoritest things to do is fix a yummy cup of coffee and listen to Bluegrass Saturday Morning while hanging out with my wonderful husband. He made steak and eggs for breakfast for us this morning. Double-plus!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


A couple of years ago we took a wonderful vacation to the North Shore of Lake Superior. Superior is a magical, enchanting, powerful place that I totally fell in love with. I just sat and watched the water as much as possible. We were there in mid-fall (after the leaves had fallen) which was perfect. No crowds, nice and cool, and stunning light.

We took oodles of pictures and since my wonderful husband has taught me how to polish them up for display I can now share them here. Yeay!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Here's another pretty nest from our walk. I love that the little birdie incorporated a bit of plastic bag in its crafting. They're resourceful critters!

Basket Nest

I've come to very much enjoy winter because all the stuff that's hidden by leaves and undergrowth is now easily seen. We saw this nest way up in a tree during a walk through the park the other day. Pretty cool!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We went for a nice walk this morning (Caribou had BOGO beverages and I wanted a Sunday paper to read). Man, was it windy! The pond is entirely frozen over. Twelve hours ago it was warm enough out that there was standing water on top of the ice. I love it here!