Wintering In Spirit

How does one fight depression? I spend most winters slugging through a depression as do about 15% of the population. Right now I am waiting for the sun to peek out and quickly set from several days of moody weather. The clouds are lifting weather wise. My personal clouds seem to have settled in forContinue reading “Wintering In Spirit”

Cold Cold Hands

“Grandpa, my hands are cold and I can’t find my gloves” said a small whimpering six year old voice behind me. I laid down my ice fishing auger and turned to see two little bare red hands extended out to me in the freezing temperatures. No gloves, 100 yards away from the semi-warm fish house,Continue reading “Cold Cold Hands”

Dazzling Dew Drop

 This morning I was absolutely amazed at what I saw…I pass this mornings thoughts and pictures on to you. Last day of August 2019. It’s still dark when step out on the screen porch. My place to think, pray, meditate, read, dream and watch for all forms of wildlife. In all the hundreds of FlowersContinue reading “Dazzling Dew Drop”

A Snowblowing Life Principle That Works

  Please follow this flowing stream of words around a few bends of thought. The southernmost neighbor asked a friend if he could use his tractor and snow blower for our driveway. I think he saved us all a lot of money. I sent him a text “hey neighbor, awesome job blowing out the drive. IContinue reading “A Snowblowing Life Principle That Works”

Cold Winter Fashion Statement

Bundle up!  How’s that for a statement. And yes, you can fashion up if it makes you feel better. But while I have you here I will give you a few tips on thriving in weather below zero. My personal best was dressing for -52 degrees without the wind chill factored in. I stayed warmContinue reading “Cold Winter Fashion Statement”

Leaning Into Life

Dad used to say to me when I was quite young, “Lean into your work son”. 6 AM morning chores on the farm before school. I wasn’t even awake. I have a lifetime of leaning. What and who we lean on becomes apparent and important. My wife gave me a card 8 years ago thatContinue reading “Leaning Into Life”

Seen in the woods

I carry a camera. When I walk the woods, I see. See any wildlife in one of the pictures? To really see, one has to thread their vision into every crevice of sight as far as possible otherwise all that is seen is the forest. One of our deer hunting tales (true story) tells onContinue reading “Seen in the woods”

Bounty: A Tribute to Dad and Mom

I belong and am part of a family of “Bounty” Everyone belongs and everyone contributes. It’s a way of life and seems in our DNA. Let me explain by way of our september adventures to visit some of the family back home. I have pictures to back it up! My uncle knowing that I workContinue reading “Bounty: A Tribute to Dad and Mom”

It Was Worth It

Overheard on this Boundary Water campsite, “Bob would have liked this!”  The Problem with Bob was my constant second guessing myself on pouring so much time into a broken teenager growing the wrong way. layers of funny covered this hurting kid.  Was it worth it? Was He worth it? That was my question 30 yearsContinue reading “It Was Worth It”