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Go for a little walk, meet the world

June 6, 2016


A ghostly moth, giraffes in the forest, it doesn't get any better than this.

A new exhibit at Mama Nature’s Gallery

June 2, 2016


Babs told me that a whole flock of new sculptures had migrated to the Walk of Art over at the Elk Rapids Day Park, so on Tuesday Louan and I went to see them. Above: Louan really liked the stone and wrought metal Garden Piece by Wendell Heers and Scott Lankton and For Wendell Heers by […]

The Raven, the Pussycat and the Moose

March 5, 2016


A Raven and a Fat Black Pussycat went into a bar to kiss the Moose. And you thought nothing interesting ever happened Up North in the winter.

Babs goes to Norwood

February 14, 2016


Babs Young was out and about in the sparkly day. She writes: It was a beautiful day in northern Michigan today, chilly and sunny. This is the old school in Norwood that is now the home of the Norwood Area Historical Society.

The Road to Barnard, Part 1: Babs captures winter

February 9, 2016


The moment I saw the photo I wanted to know who owned that house, and when the barns were built, and whether that interesting red outbuilding is a repurposed one-room schoolhouse. I remembered exploring Barnard on a summer evening. There was an old cemetery, a church, a Grange Hall. There was a mystery . . . what was it? Something to do with a memorial, something buried . . . I had to go back.

Summer arrives: A ghost town, a princess, excellent treats and the return of Stone Circle

June 18, 2014


Apology and explanation The apology part: I did not get a post up about the Wilkinson Summer Lecture series when I should have (the flyer is here). In spite of my dereliction, there was a good audience on Monday for Paul Delange’s talk about Comfort, Michigan, a ghost town on the abandoned rail line between […]