Monday, June 29, 2009

Ausable River

Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.

~Blaise Pascal

Saturday, June 27, 2009


This is a Common Loon nesting on a floating raft made by local Loon Rangers in Gaylord, Michigan. This raft keeps the babies safe from predators which is especially important as Michigan's Loon population is declining.

It is important to note that you should never get too close to a nesting Loon. They are very sensitive and will abandon the nest if disturbed. Best to use your zoom lens from a far distance. They typically have two loon chicks which learn to swim within a day. I hope to get photos of the babies soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Grosbeak Glory

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

~Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Road Less Traveled


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Then took the other as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
I doubted if I should ever come back

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference

Robert Frost

SPECIAL NOTE - I will be out of town the rest of this week and will catch up with all of you on Monday. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 8, 2009

For Pam

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?

~Maurice Maeterlinck

Today's flower is for Pam at Baskets & Prims! I was so happy to meet her in person at the Gaylord Art Fair this past weekend. She was so sweet and gave me this beautiful handwoven basket with handpainted Loons. Thank you again Pam!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

True North

"The True North begins when the Loon greets you."

- Greg Martinez

*This Saturday, I will have a craft booth featuring items from my nature store at the Gaylord Arts & Crafts Bazaar. It runs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m and is located on the corner of First and Court Street. If you're in the downtown area, please stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A companion in Nature...

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
~Author Unknown

It took me a couple years, but I convinced the hubby to get a Bernese Mountain Dog. Our puppy comes home in 4 weeks and I am excited beyond belief! I am looking forward to bringing this beautiful girl with us on a canoe, on our walks and for swims in the lake. She will make a wonderful addition!