Archive for March, 2015

Of Shores and Shoes.


2015
03.16

A friend and I took a drive up the shore last week and saw some beautiful sights. Probably made even more beautiful because of the thought that a few short years ago I’d have been sitting at a desk writing inane copy for trade publications on a Wednesday afternoon rather than being out in the sunshine, enjoying the outdoors. Life is good.

Here are some photos of things we saw. We pulled over to watch a bald eagle take flight. A glorious sight, but by the time I grabbed the camera and rolled down the window, he was high overhead and flying off. I heard on the news that eagles are more plentiful right now, and a good place to see them is on the North Shore. Go. See.

I would not have the courage to walk this far out on the ice, or this close to the open water. Maybe “courage” isn’t the right word.

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This picture made me think of the book title, “The Red Tent.” Probably no connection at all, huh?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMore fishermen here.

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And my favorite photo of the day is this shot of Lake Superior’s lovely blue ice. On windy days you can hear it sing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s worth the trip, especially if you stop at Rustic Inn for pie and coffee, or one of their great lunches. Or both!

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At last weekend’s auction I bought 7 pairs of shoes for $1. Who could resist? (Answer: Every other person on the auction floor.) I don’t know what I’ll do with them, though may sell them at my next garage sale. They are size 9-1/2, rather outdated, but oh, how I love the old blue felt “grandma slippers.” And they’re hardly worn!

Auctions. You never know what you’re going to find. Or what’s going to find you!

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Who Says Cats Aren’t Smart?


2015
03.05

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I rest my case.