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”

Thoughts with a view

Our dining room, kitchen and living room are all one big open space. To the west through the patio doors is a huge screened in area we call our west screen porch. We have a view and I try to share some of the things we see out the window now and then. Have aContinue reading “Thoughts with a view”

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 Family Tastes the Wilderness, and it’s Good

My oldest grand daughter is going into her senior high school year so she had the privilege of choosing the family vacation. She chose to go to the BWCA wilderness with grandpa as guide. How cool is that? 5 days unplugged from technology and looking at the sky for hints of a weather forecast. 5Continue reading “A Family Tastes the Wilderness, and it’s Good”

Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)

I was in the grocery store for a couple hours (seemed like) with a cart load of camping food and my cart disappeared. It was just gone. I found it two isles over being pushed by a very small elderly women with a friend pushing a similar cart. They were shopping together. When I askedContinue reading “Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)”

A Distracted Mind

I get distracted easily. Well I really don’t, but my mind wanders into every nook and cranny around. Once in awhile (or less, but don’t take a poll) My mind goes off on an imaginary journey if I don’t keep it on a short leash. Focus Gary, focus! Help Gary’s mind stay inbounds solution: NoiseContinue reading “A Distracted Mind”

Sunsets I have known

I love sunsets. I occasionally capture a slice of a sunset from our front yard or the BWCA or from whatever vantage point available at the time…enjoy Sorry, how on earth did that BWCA fishing picture get in there?? hope you enjoyed them. Some day we will each have our own sunset..My prayer: Get toContinue reading “Sunsets I have known”

My Wilderness Stories Mostly True (3)

Getting Alone   Setting: A remote 15 portages into the BWCA Wilderness 4:23 AM:  I Slipped a canoe in the water to paddle around a bit as there was a faint pre-dawn light. Armed with paddle, fishing rod, life jacket and fanny pack I wanted some alone time with myself, God, throw a few castsContinue reading “My Wilderness Stories Mostly True (3)”

Crying…What’s With That?

I was a teenager when I first saw the picture of a young girl weeping while holding a tuft of grass Ringo (from the Beatles) had walked on. At the time I remember thinking “get it together girl.”  Now here I am almost 40 years later and I have my moments of weeping. What’s withContinue reading “Crying…What’s With That?”

When Morning Comes

In this place the rhythms of nature seed a longing for the wild into senses of my life virtually undiscovered. The rapids storming into the lake a mile away, dozens of various song-birds and throaty frogs line the shores with an orchestrated sound menagerie. Two bald eagles chirping nearby at their nest and a distantContinue reading “When Morning Comes”