Monday Musings

After weeks of struggling with fear and worry, an attitude adjustment was needed this weekend after the full realization that we will most likely be living a form of social distancing throughout this year and into next year to protect family members at a higher risk.  There was some minor swearing along the way, but…

Monday Musings

Hand over the remote and biscuits and no one gets hurt!

Monday Musings

Nothing feels normal right now as our state continues to shutdown more every day (universities and schools closed, sports and concerts cancelled, work at home where possible, restaurants and bars reduced to 50% capacity, Apple and Lululemon stores closed, 250 limit on gatherings and grocery stores reducing their hours).  Somehow there were moments this weekend when…

Monday Musings

As the cold mornings gave way to warm afternoons, the windows could remain down during the wait at Starbucks as nature slowly began to unthaw from the long winter, but only along the shore as many are chafing at the bit to be out on the lake in the kayak. If you’re curious about some…

Monday Musings

Another weekend and another midlife realization that the person that spent years flying down the highway in the fast lane is in the rearview mirror and I prefer those slow Sunday morning drives and avoiding highways whenever possible.  No more U-turns to miss waiting for the train, but now hoping it’s a long one with…

Monday Musings

During our first springlike weather of the year, the birds were out enjoying the blue skies, the ducks were basking in the sunshine, the turkeys were showing off their spring strut, and the snow and ice were melting on more lakes while I was stuck indoors with a cold binge-watching Better Call Saul before the new season…

Monday Musings

After complaining all winter about our gray skies, we finally woke to a beautiful sky that lasted throughout the day which I was beginning to think was impossible. Harper was not impressed and did not want to leave her bed since the blue sky arrived with our coldest temperatures of the year and she was…

Monday Musings

Years ago, if someone had asked me if I wanted to run a winter turkey farm my reaction would have been similar to being asked if I wanted to watch professional wrestling (no, not really my thing).  Circumstances can change and when I watched Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the first time, I instantly became a…

Monday Musings

We enjoyed a little bit of everything this weekend, beginning with sunshine and blue skies, bonding with the turkeys in the snow, extra snacks for everyone during the Super Bowl and a very bored Harper happy to hear that the football season is finally over. If you’re curious about some of my other photos or…

Monday Musings

During the first winter weekend without any football games and more rain, since it appears January has become the new rainy season in Michigan, it was time to finally go outdoors and join the animals as everyone’s favorable opinion of winter is skating on thin ice. Thankfully the squirrels and turkeys have provided plenty of…

Monday Musings

After a day indoors watching the record January rainfall and the turkeys trying to hide from the rain,  I awoke Sunday thankful the worst of the storm missed us, but hoping for a beautiful winter morning of photography only to discover trees with no icicles or snow.  After a quick attitude adjustment (ok, it might…

Monday Musings

I’m not one to really believe things are abruptly going to change since we’re in a new year, but I have to admit on my new optimistic path that I was a little disappointed with the first weekend of this new decade.  The weather was a very dismal gray, the world news is even more…