Thursday, August 31, 2023

Birthday book


Cyrus gave Grandma with a book for her birthday that he's been writing and illustrating for months. We were impressed with his literary and artistic endeavor, not to mention that he kept his project a secret!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Friday, August 25, 2023

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Wednesday, August 23, 2023



It's the busy season for market. Early Saturday morning, Libby, Dad and I set up our stall. We put out the corn we picked on Friday night. Then Dad and Libby went back to the farm to pick more fresh corn to sell. Later, Brian dropped Naomi off to help for a bit, and then Betsy and her crew arrived in time to help Dad and Libby ferrying in a pick-up truck load of corn. Then Betsy took Naomi and the youngest children home, but Abel got to stay and help until the end of market.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Jacob's Falls


Eagle River, Michigan

Monday, August 21, 2023

Hungarian Falls


Hungarian Falls, Keweenaw Peninsula

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Eating outside


One of my favorite things to do is grill dinner and invite everyone over to eat outside. That's exactly what happened last week when Joel's family was visiting. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Mosquito Falls


Mosquito Falls, in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, was the last waterfall I visited on my recent UP adventure. Despite the name, I only encountered one mosquito on the trek, though I sloshed through quite a bit of mud. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023



My youngest niece, Jirah, and her parents and siblings came for a visit last week. 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Chapel Falls


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, Michigan

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Friday, August 11, 2023

Fort Wilkins


Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor, Michigan

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Porcupine Mountain


Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Lower Tahquamenon


Visiting Tahquamenon Falls to try out the new pedestrian bridge was on my list of places I wanted to visit in the UP. The bridge, which was installed in 2022, provides access to the 5-mile island at the lower falls. The views of the falls and the rapids around the perimeter of the island did not disappoint. 

Monday, August 7, 2023

Across the UP


After spending the weekend in Paradise with Brian, Amanda and David, I ventured across the UP to the Ford Center in Alberta where I spent the week at the DNR's Academy of Natural Resources learning about forests. 

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Point Iroquois Lighthouse


Point Iroquois continues to be one of my favorite lighthouse spots. I first fell in love with the area when we visited in the spring of 2022. Then, in March, we caught the end of winter before the first freighters came through the Soo locks and broke up the bay. Last Friday evening I had the privilege of visiting in the summer. 

Saturday, August 5, 2023



Last weekend David, Brian, Amanda, and I spent a couple of days at an off-grid cabin in Paradise, Michigan. On Saturday, we set off on four-wheelers and the side-by-side to traverse the peninsula to Crisp Point.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse


Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023