Month: June 2017

Wildflowers, Bears, and Thunderbirds

Photo by Teri Jensen

We woke up to another soggy morning. It had rained all night. The rain soon ended, but the sky was filled with dark gray clouds all day and the air felt heavy with moisture. The National Weather Service says that much of Northern Michigan… Continue Reading “Wildflowers, Bears, and Thunderbirds”

Showdown in Rabbit Meadow

The morning dawned cloudless and beautiful, but clouds gradually moved in throughout the morning. As predicted, rain moved in during midafternoon, beginning with sprinkles and gradually getting harder. However, the heavy rain that meteorologists said we could get–up to 2 inches–shifted south of us.… Continue Reading “Showdown in Rabbit Meadow”

Rainbows and Lilies

Yesterday was rainy. During the afternoon, people throughout Michigan  started to share their photos of the rainbows they were seeing at Facebook. I didn’t see any rainbows until later in the afternoon. I noticed the sun lighting up the trees and I exclaimed, “Maybe… Continue Reading “Rainbows and Lilies”

Morning Ruckus

Saturday was a very pleasant day. There were lots of puffy clouds, but the temperatures were pleasantly cool. EJ and I admired the beautiful wildflowers as we walked down the driveway to get the mail. Our neighbors all mow acres of their lawn but we… Continue Reading “Morning Ruckus”

Yellowed-Bellied Sapsucker

Photo by Teri Jensen

Our alarm goes off every morning at 6 a.m. First thing I do is pull on my old raggedy pair of jeans and an old shirt and then go let the ducks and chickens out of their coop and fill the ducks’ pools. As… Continue Reading “Yellowed-Bellied Sapsucker”

Great Crested Flycatcher

Photo by Teri Jensen

Yesterday I finished the Peppermint Candy Coasters that a woman ordered from Teric’s Treasures. I boxed it and was going to mail it this morning. I had to get to the post office and back before JJ had to leave for work at 9:30… Continue Reading “Great Crested Flycatcher”

Hundred-Acre Woods

With my Premium WordPress upgrade, I get access to a lot of new layouts. I was really drawn to this one, which enables me to give my guests the option of going to the blog or my store, and which I think has a… Continue Reading “Hundred-Acre Woods”

The Plunge

So I took the plunge and upgraded my WordPress Blog! The upgrade gives me a lot of new features, including new templates and fonts. I will be playing around with them over the next few days so expect surprising changes when you visit. If… Continue Reading “The Plunge”

Down and Up

As soon as EJ left for work this morning, I walked up and down our long steep driveway three times. Well, actually I walked down and up, but it’s easier to say up and down. I came into the house and took my shower and ate breakfast,… Continue Reading “Down and Up”

Stormy Heat

The heat and humidity have been terrible since Saturday. I sometimes joke that I must have some snowman DNA because I feel as if I’m melting in the heat and all the energy drains out of me. I seriously don’t know how people in… Continue Reading “Stormy Heat”

Happy Yellow Chicken Shoes

After several days of working really hard, my energy sort of crashed. I’ve had low motivation days in which I’ve taken naps and done only my daily chores–nothing strenuous. Both EJ and I are still struggling somewhat with the sinus infection, although there’s been… Continue Reading “Happy Yellow Chicken Shoes”

Tasks, Chores, and Jobs

This morning I glanced out the kitchen window and was surprised by a breathtakingly beautiful iris in our flower garden. The flower garden was planted by a previous owners and we are often surprised by what unexpectedly appears. We also are overjoyed that some… Continue Reading “Tasks, Chores, and Jobs”

Our Kind of Fun

Usually we make sure we have quiet, restful Saturdays, but this Saturday became busier than we had planned. We were going to make a quick trip to our favorite nursery to buy Strawberries, Peppermint, Spearmint, Chocolate Mint, Chamomile, and Borage plants. I had seen… Continue Reading “Our Kind of Fun”

This and That

Tuesday I worked really hard in my garden, which I described in my post, Expansive Dreams. The next day I had absolutely no energy. It didn’t help that we had scattered rain showers–just enough rain that I couldn’t work outside. So I slept instead.… Continue Reading “This and That”

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