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Moonset at dawn

April 8, 2012


On Saturday morning Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I were up early. At dawn the full moon would set over Grand Traverse Bay just as the sun rose over the drumlins, and we would be there. We gathered our provisions and trotted across the road. Would there be too much cloud cover? No, there would […]

Letter from the Weatherman: The bay in autumn light

October 6, 2009


Bruce Laidlaw sent the most wonderful email on Monday. He captured exactly what the light is like on the Bay at this time of year. He wrote: Didn’t see much sunshine yesterday, but the sun popped out at sunset and lit up the waves. And the moon made an appearance at sunrise. You see why […]

Easter basket

April 12, 2009


You’ve caught me in a really good mood. Yesterday there was a cache of little presents in my mailbox—my prize from Kathy’s Spring Scavenger Hunt.  It’s a whimsical Up North Easter basket if I’ve ever seen one.  A Lake Superior beach rock (I think it’s a mimetolith – see NW lower Michigan?).  A shell fragment painted with […]


March 14, 2009


Thanks to the early shift to so-calle Daylight Savings Time the dogs have been getting their morning walk as it’s barely getting light.  So this morning we’re meandering along the lane through the woods and there is a big bright moon—past full but still pretty impressive—glinting through the trees.  Oh, look! I say to the […]


February 28, 2009


“Gerry, come look at this!”  OK.  I trailed after Angie, out the back door of the IGA.  Hanging up there in the sky was a perfect new moon pointing at Venus.  It was warmer inside, where displays compete for attention near the entrance.  Flower and vegetable seeds next to insulated gloves and ice scrapers.  Must be spring […]

Here we go again

February 18, 2009


The Weather Widget is glowing Advisory! and we’re in for it again. Might as well pull some bright bits and pieces out of the post pantry while the Writing Studio and Bait Shop sinks to its icicles in a black and white world. That cheerful offer appeared on the side of US-31 a couple of […]