The Week In Seven Photos

Over the last week we have transitioned again and are now practicing aggressive social distancing and visits to the park are a thing of the past for the near future. I thought following the recommendations and maintaining that six foot distance would leave me with a little sense of safety, but as our state rapidly…

The Week In Seven Photos

Another week of transitions as we quickly moved from spring to winter and quickly back to spring again with hopefully the last sighting of Harper’s little footprints in the snow. All non-essential businesses were shutdown on Monday and it’s now necessary to stay away from the crowded sidewalks at the park.  We have found less…

Monday Musings

Obviously I’ve already been spending too much time in my backyard because the turkeys are beginning to let me know that I’m violating their social space. I’ve received endless notifications on my phone about all the things I could be doing during this crisis to improve myself or my attitude and honestly they’re irritating me…

The Week In Seven Photos

I’ve had to think often about the great Jimmy Buffett lyrics “if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane” this week.  So, on a lighter note during these frightening times, my husband and I have been retired together for many years and one of the main ingredients to spending so much time together is that…

The Week In Seven Photos

As a lifelong introvert, one would not imagine that in my midlife years the phrase social distancing would have such an unsettling effect.  Many a day I have preferred the company of my dogs over people and the thought of not receiving any invitations in the mail to large gatherings makes me smile. The quirks of…

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…

The Week In Seven Photos

One never knows what thoughts you may reflect on during a photography outing, so on a cold winter morning after watching episodes the previous evening of my favorite tv shows this year, Prodigal Son and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, I was surprised when thoughts turned to career choices.  For years while I sat…

The Week In Seven Photos

I’ve always loved the wonderful seasons in the beautiful Great Lakes State, Michigan, but after wandering around and consulting with a few year-round locals and winter guests, it was a unanimous vote that this might have been the ugliest January weather on record.  As I’ve been going through my photo library lately, I was reminded…

The Week In Seven Photos

Harper and I are still on our path of optimism, but after so many years living on the other side of the fence we’re a little hesitant about this new direction and following these footprints.   After a migraine this week, I’m wondering if too much optimism along with actually having snow during winter may…

The Week In Seven Photos

Happy to report that 2020 began on a beautiful note and thankfully isn’t flying by too fast at this point, since at this age one really doesn’t want the days to pass in a blur. The year is in its very early stages of trying to walk a fine path of optimism and because I…

Monday Musings

How many times have you started a new year planning on staying in your peaceful lane and then the world immediately squares off against you with its attitude? Before you know it, you feel like you’re banging your head against a brick wall and then strangers are cursing at you because you’re trying to float…

The Week In Seven Photos

Harper and I were in a reflective mood one morning this week as we looked back at a year that flew by too fast and she promised that we would move at a slower pace in the new year. We will spend more days slowly meandering by the river and not getting lost in the…