our first snowflakes fall
and from the looks on their faces
i’d say the fall pumpkins
are having a hard time
accepting the arrival of the winter weather
and wish it would all just go away.
“ignoring facts does not make them go away. “
maybe the pool opens when the last of the snow vanishes?
“nature is never static. it is always changing. everything is in a constant state of flux.
nothing endures. everything is in the process of either coming into being or expiring.”
― kilroy j. oldster
my loyal companion and i visiting my cottage
on day 6 without power.
“if the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”
image credit: sherman hines, newfoundland, canada
porter’s front porch on a michigan weekend
“i think michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs.
in michigan, i do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.”
– jeff daniels
“turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”
happy groundhog day
may your face find the sun.
image credit: angel sarkela-saur
“february, a form
pale-vestured, wildly fair,—
one of the north wind’s daughters,
with icicles in her hair.”
~edgar fawcett, “the masque of months,” c.1878
crystal lake, northern michigan
“in skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
-ralph waldo emerson
image credit: university of michigan