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!
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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?
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Labels: fall, fall color, Leelanau County, Leelanau Township, Leland Township, trees
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
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Labels: fall, fall color, Leelanau Township, nature, sculpture, tree
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.
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Labels: fall, Grand Traverse Bay, Leelanau County, morning, sunrise, Suttons Bay
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Look Down, See Up, Through
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Labels: back roads, fall, fall color, leaves, Leelanau County, pond, trees, water
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Le trou jaune
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Labels: fall color, Leelanau County, Leelanau Township
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Color Tour With Dog
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Labels: back roads, dogs, fall color
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