How special to see this couple when photographing at Hidden Lake Gardens. They obviously feel the call to build a nest so we didn’t linger. They were keeping a close eye on us, to make sure we kept our distance.
We went down dirt roads this past week, Julie and I. I was hoping to see a barn that excited my senses but that didn’t happen – although we did comment on the barns we have photographed before. We’ve been down most of the dirt roads several times, in this bit of Michigan. And we will keep going down them […]
It’s that time of year when things are a-changing for me. It’s that time of year when I move from my winter home in sub-tropical Florida to very early Spring in Michigan. This isn’t the first time I’ve made this change and probably not the last time I’ll write about it. I’m at the point in the process where I have to stop to think where I keep the sharp knives, the spoons for my morning cereal, my favorite spatula, and my whisk. It is the time when I turn on the bathroom faucet to a harder flow instead of turning it off because the faucets work in different directions at each place. It’s a time of achy body and exhaustion – for a little while until I adjust or the weather gets warmer. And it is the time of shifting friendships. Most of the migratory condo residents had left before we did so I had to give good-bye hugs and feel the sadness of loosing them for a few months. We have lived there long enough to become close and really care about each other. We left a few behind who won’t be leaving until May and I worry about them becoming lonely – like I was becoming without everyone being there. I really appreciate that we have made close friends who will be excited when they see us next October or January. There is a bond that has […]
For the most part I am happy that, once again, we flew back to Michigan for the 5-week celebration of family traditions, new and old, centered around our holy season of advent and our earth’s celebration of the Winter Solstice. In my study of personality and human development I learned that old age is a season of reflection, and my […]
I’ve been in a slump for the past couple of months – what feels like political fatigue. Tears have taken up residence at the back of my eyes – clouding my vision with the slightest provocation. I am fatigued from the constant barrage of news stories of suffering caused by increased hate and divisiveness, from political policies aimed at self-preservation […]