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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Country Views on Christmas Eve Morning

I decided to take the back roads today.
The air was mild, most snow melted,
roads clear of ice,
pockets of fog and mist along the way.

In one area
land was being cleared,
giant conifers laid low.

The old golf course views 
always look like an arboretum to me.

It was a quiet, peaceful morning.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Flaming Finale, Sparkling Overture

The sky just after sunset on Wednesday was spectacular, the nighttime sky clear and full of stars. The next morning dawned clear again, and frost kissed everything.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Saturday After Thanksgiving in Northport

These photos have no pretensions to anything approaching art. They’re more a stab at documenting one little village (Northport, Michigan) and one small business (Dog Ears Books), far from the hordes of big box shoppers, making their own fun as the holiday season gets underway. I made cookies, Sarah wore her holiday scarf, and the horses came to town. 

As darkness fell, there was caroling down by the big tree, and at 6 p.m. the tree lights were turned on. I’ve included a second tree with lights at the end of today’s post, because the sign to the left of that tree has an Up North flavor that makes me smile.