It would be hard to spend your life in the state of Michigan without ever crossing a bridge. Water surrounds us. The number of times my family crossed the Blue Water Bridge into Canada for summer vacations is lost in memory as is the number of times as a child and adult I've trekked across the Mackinac Bridge into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Today, if I want to get from one side of my community to the other side, I need to cross a bridge.
Quote of the Month
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
If and when one is seen, it is like witnessing a miracle. Whether by design or suddenness, a sighting of these insects is to be remembered. You will recall the place and the time of year. This reader can count on one hand the number of times one has been seen. It has been nearly a decade since the last one was discovered.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
There are many individuals who adhere to the unofficial beginning of summer as Memorial Day weekend and the ending of summer after Labor Day weekend. In truth, summer begins on the summer solstice and ends on the autumnal solstice. Those dates are usually around the third week in June and the third week in September. There are others who base the beginning and ending of summer with the ending and beginning of the school year.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
When you have gardens on all sides of your home, every day is a weeding day. Each day there is a quick walk-through, removing unwanted greenery which seems to appear overnight. At least one day a week, the entire day is devoted to refreshing the soil and making sure the only thing in the gardens is desired. It is a chance to carefully look at all the plants and assess their health, growth, and beauty.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
If you want to have a complete sensory experience, consider a canine companion. Their heightened abilities will alert you to something long before it registers in your ears, eyes, or nose or before you venture to taste or touch it. Dogs walk through their surroundings ready to react. You learn to observe their every look, twitch of their nose, or swivel of their head. When they stop, you need to stop.