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1,000 Words worth: 2017-25

Joyce did yoga every evening on the beach. It was harder than you might think.  The shifing sand underfoot, the undulating horizon, and the occasional gusts challenged even the best yogis’ balance. That was just the start for Joyce.   The tweee of the gulls, the frenzied scurry of sandpiper, and the occasional soft-shell crab, snipped and peeled her concentration.  The own internal chatter refused to quiet: unending to-do lists, what-if, and when-is, snagged her heart center and toppled her tree pose. That’s when she saw the bottle. And the note, of course.  The bottled washed in and out with…

Stay-cation 2013

Every summer, for as long as I can remember, I go camping.  For the past 10 years or more, that means a trip to Van Buren State Park on Lake Michigan.  See the background to this post?  That’s last year’s Lake Surf.  (Well, it will be until I change the background in September. )  I love the Lake. Grandchildren, children, Love-one and I camp for about a week straddling a weekend in July. Mom and my sisters and brothers and their families join us for the weekend.  Not this July.  Because of Duckie’s osteomyelitis, and the danger of her breaking…

Photo Friday: Spring Sunset

I’ve seen a lot of beautiful sunsets: With pink dolphins on the Amazon River, Outlining giraffs in the African Savanna, Echoing summer laughter over Lake Michigan, Calming the surf of the Pacific Ocean, Past the black sand beaches of Costa Rica. None more beautiful than this sunset   Lighting spring toil of the Midwestern Farmland. Photos taken with my iPhone after a Little League baseball game. Related articles a word a week photo challenge: orange (starlight427.wordpress.com) Ohio River Sunset (speeddemon2.com) Photo of the day: Sunset in Central Valley, Costa Rica (travellersoul76.com) Photographer Uses His iPhone to Capture One Photo Per…

Photo Friday: Upon These Rocks

Every summer for the past eight years, my grandchildren gift me with precious rocks It started when my oldest grandchild, Boo, was four.  Boo, Duckie, and I took a hike across the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on Lake Michigan.  We thought the beach was just over the first dune, then it was the second dune.  For sure the beach must be beyond the third dune.  After that, it seemed better to move forward than to turn back.   Ah, what sweet relief after what seemed like a half a lifetime of walking, we reached flat land and the shoreline.  Still,…

Photo Friday: Camping in the Heat

Oh my!  Even the nights were hot. Thank God for sandy beaches and cool waters of Lake Michigan.   One night we substituted light-sabers for a campfire. Still, if you are camping, you must have S’mores.  We made ours with Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Yum-eee.   The blueberries are sort of small this year.  Too much heat and not enough rain.  Still, the flavor is wonderfully intense.     And what’s a camping trip without a rainstorm to drive us home?   Related articles 9 ooey, gooey, fantastic s’mores recipes. (Is it summer without them?) (coolmompicks.com) Camping it Old Style…

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