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eternal.

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hope springs eternal

and

as the snow returns once more

i hope for eternal spring 

or for even just a month of it. 

“in the spring,

i have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”

-mark twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: flower power gnome – magic onions

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potholes.

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The Michigan Pothole ice cream from Farmhouse Ice Cream & Coffee in Franklin, MI. (Photo by Deanna Yow from Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream)
                                                           michigan pothole ice cream

a  michigan ice cream shop hopes its promotion will take away some of your pothole pain. farmhouse coffee & ice cream in franklin in metro detroit, is giving free scoops of its michigan pothole ice cream to victims of potholes in the state.

if you spent money on pothole repairs, just bring in your receipt for a free single scoop in a cup or cone of the michigan pothole flavor. what’s in that flavor you ask? it’s described as “thick black tar fudge in rich chocolate ice cream with cookie asphalt pieces.” the offer is good for one scoop per receipt. the promotion ends on March 25, 2018.

“without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.”

– don karding

 

 

credits: mlive.com, edward pesos, farmhouse coffee and ice cream, deanna yow

polar express.

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#airport #islandlife #mackinacisland #winteronmackinac #airplane #firsttimeonatinyplane #tinyplanes
jodie in the parking lot at mackinac island airport –
january in northern michigan
 

 

“i like the gizmos that transport people.”

-chris van allsburg – (michgan native and author of the polar express)

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: Mackinac Island Dockporters Association, jodie, roger priebe

 

way up.

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michigan from way up there

the waxing moon enabled this unique VIIRS view of the great lakes last night.

note the moon glint below lake-effect clouds over lake superior.

“a sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.”

~antoine de saint-exupery

 

 

image credit: cimss – Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, university of wisconsin-madison, https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/

it’s a small town after all.

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my friend

who spends days working in our busy capitol city of lansing

comes home at night to the quiet little town of owosso

 – its polar opposite.

in fact, it’s the home of the polar express

which wakes up the entire town with its early hour whistle blow

 each and every morning from thanksgiving on through the holidays

but there is so much more here

with all the charm and quirks that only a small town embraces

from

the castle built by a local eccentric from the past overlooking the river

to

a tea room complete with hats and boas to wear

a trading post with gold, tools, guitar and guns

and best of all

the local five and dime store

complete with

an accordion on a bench waiting to be played

brach’s candy counter

wall of embroidery floss

balsa wood pieces of all sizes

suet cakes

pinatas

50 cent bags of popcorn

and

my favorite feature of all

the special of the week – napkin sale

which far surpassed all expectations

this was my lucky day for so many reasons.

“every week in a small town is very different. something is going on.”

– emily rose

land as community.

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 a beautiful morning walk

sharing earhart park with this lovely creature

an evening spent at the first and second sister lakes in dolph nature area

“when we begin to see land as a community to which we belong, 

we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

– aldo leopold

*i’ve now walked 60 of the ann arbor parks,

(all of the way through the letter ‘e’), only 100ish more to go-

i hope to have found and walked all of them by halloween, october 31

as i look forward to the beauty to be found in the change of seasons.