(similar to a typical group I saw running into target today)
just a few days to go before christmas
it’s sunny and almost 50 degrees
in the lower peninsula of michigan
the shorts, the sandals, the sunglasses, the smiles
the coats stay behind
close your eyes
feels almost like summer
we are a hardy lot.
“heat is heat.”
a summer evening by the lake in glen arbor, michigan
“after every storm the sun will smile;
for every problem there is a solution,
and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”
-william r. alger
on the field
littles running and playing in the end zone
and a few of our closest friends
sharing a big night in the big house.
“when we establish human connections within the context of shared
experience we create community wherever we go.”
― gina greenlee
Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”
According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.
Did a Northern Michigan eagle cam catch a Bigfoot sighting? An unknown figure can be seen walking below the eagle’s nest at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery.
In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.
In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.
“the inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. a world that might have bigfoot and the loch ness monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”
-chris van allsburg – author of the polar express
credits: mlive.com, matt durr, grand haven tribune
word has it the littles are headed to england.
hopefully they’re back in the states
in time for the first day of school today.
“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018
whiling away the day
at the casual and welcoming
houses of grape and grain
“come, gentlemen, i hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”
-william shakespeare, the merry wives of windsor
leelanau peninsula, michigan, usa – summer 2018
the process of an electron releasing a photon of light (energy)
and falling back down to a lower energy level.
on traverse bay, michigan, usa – summer 2018