Babs in Boyne City

Posted on January 31, 2011


It’s Sunday evening and sure enough there’s email from Babs Young. This time she writes from Boyne City on, as she says, “this beautiful sunny Sunday in January in Northern Michigan.” Here you have a fine example of the sort of thing we get up to in the depth of winter while the snowbirds are lolling about in Florida and Mobile. We make ice fountains, the bigger the better. We make ’em in our front yards, we make ’em by the side of the road, and in Boyne City, they made a really big one in the park.

This is exactly the sort of winter day I remember from a childhood in northern Wisconsin. Sunshine! Blue skies! Brilliant snow! Cold as the far side of the moon! Exhilarating.