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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On Monday, Sunshine

Like so many mornings these days, Monday began in darkness, literal and metaphorical. I didn't expect the clouds to part or the sun to shine, so blue sky was an unexpected blessing. An unexpected encounter with a local rabbi friend was another blessing, despite the tears in our eyes. And from then on, the day kept smiling. I kept seeing places and objects that reminded me of good people. Sun glancing off the watery surface of Lake Leelanau lit up these bright red berries onshore. I must believe there is a bright future for our children and grandchildren. We need to bring it about!

Where Have We Been, Sarah and I?

All of these trees but one are in Leelanau Township. The other is in Leland Township. How many look familiar to my friends?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

What Name To Give It?

There are times when words and even names seem pointless. Still, a tree that stands like nature's sculpture is always worth noticing.

"They battle with the tempests of a century. See what scars they bear, what limbs they lost before we were born. They die at their posts.... Their one principle is growth. They combine a true radicalism with a true conservatism. ... They do not, like men, from radicals turn conservatives. Their conservative part dies out first, their radical and growing part survives...." - Henry David Thoreau, writing of trees in the volume entitled Winter

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Good Morning For an Errand

Some mornings it's worth it to have an 8:30 a.m. appointment in another township, if only for the sunrise over Grand Traverse Bay.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Color Tour With Dog

(Look closely: Color behind green leaves and in rearview mirror.)