Browsing All posts tagged under »Trilliums«

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 […]

Two aspirins and a slideshow

May 23, 2011


Flowers with scary names. Aliens. Springtime in northern Michigan.

Signs you might be Up North

April 28, 2010


The trilliums are in full bloom.  Hundreds of them flow over the drumlins, staking their claim to the land.  Cars and trucks with For Sale signs stuck in the windows sprout along the highway.  Optimists polish up the family buggy, slap a price and a phone number on it, park it out front of the […]

Great and small, sweet and sad, each day brings news

May 12, 2009


I have been thinking about Lee Colvin, whose funeral begins in a couple of hours over at Mortensen’s in Central Lake. He seemed to me above all a truly happy man, who loved his abundant family and Torch Lake, liked his neighbors, and thought life was just one interesting thing after another. I enjoyed watching […]