Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Stroll - Short & Sweet

We walked the ice-glazed trails of a local nature center on Saturday afternoon. 
Snow lay like lace upon the trees.



Our husky ran up and down the snow covered dunes by the Lake Michigan shoreline,
with his wild heart racing.



Standing amid the beach stones,
half buried in snow, 
while winter sun
fell through the wind,
my wild heart raced too.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.


Hop on over to Out on the Prairie to see Steve's Eagle-filled Stroll!


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Sunday Stroll - All Gray and White



It is a limited palette in my northern climes
in these early days of January.


I took a couple of quick walks,
between hefty gusts of wind today.
Most of the photos that I took
were blurred by blowing snow,
or waving branches.

Here is just a glimpse.



Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

For a much more varied palette,
hop on over to Steve's stroll,

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Last Sunday of the Year


The road to town is drifted with snow
from the last several days.
We have perhaps a foot of snow,
with deeper drifts 
where the wild winds 
have whipped through.


We have froged a trail
 from the house
to the chicken coop,
through the sleeping garden.


Micah follows me as I make my rounds,
feeding chickens and rabbits and farm cats.

He is eager to follow
the long trail to the woods,
though he disappears in the drifts
once in a while.






The woods are 
a serene and lovely place
in late December.


When we come inside,
tired from the extra effort involved
 in walking through deep snow,
it is a blessing to sit near the wood stove,
dreaming over garden catalogs,
as the time for seed ordering draws near.


Outside the windows,
the trees are sleeping
and the sun hides 
behind her veils of snow.


Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.


Take a moment, if you can, to head over to Steve's blog, 
for a beautiful glimpse of sunset, prairie style.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Last Sunday in Autumn


On days like this,
with the gray burden of sky overhead,
you have to make your own sunshine.



The garden sleeps,


while the wind whispers,



on the last Sunday in Autumn.


Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Head over to Steve's blog to see what's been happening "lakely", Out on the Prairie.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Winter's Approach


Today the skies are gray,
and the air so full of winter
that even our breath 
is flavored with snowflakes.


Yesterday, however,
 blue skies and morning sunshine,
lured us outdoors,




and the crisp beauty of December
encouraged us to linger.





 Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

If you enjoy strolling along with a knowledgeable nature lover, 
head on over to Steve's blog 
to see what treasures he found this week, Out on the Prairie.




Sunday, December 03, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Wherever You Are


We are home after more travels.  
Expect some "catch up" posts over the next couple of weeks,
 as we attempt to return to what passes for "normal" around here!  ;)

In the meantime, just a few photos from our first evening back in Michigan.  
We were with family members at a park 
still several hours south of our farm, 
but it seemed that the skies welcomed us home.




Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you all the comforts of home.



Steve has faithfully posted a beautiful stroll every week, so take a look at his gorgeous nature photos if you have a few minutes: Out on the Prairie.