Lessons From a Sea Turtle

I have always had a passion for sea turtles!  Last October, while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, I had the most amazing opportunity to view these stunning creatures, up close and personal, on the Punaluu black sand beach.  This breathtaking experience is one I will never forget.  Although my time with them lasted only a few hours, the lessons I learned from them will last an eternity.  We have so much to learn from these magical creatures…  We just have to stop and listen… Continue reading “Lessons From a Sea Turtle”

Basil & Nasturtium Pesto

Spring is in the air and seedlings are sprouting!  This means, that before long, I will be enjoying an array of fresh herbs from our herb garden.  The thyme and lavender are just waking up from their winter’s rest.  Cilantro seeds have sprouted in the hoop house and soon will be a wonderful addition to freshly made salsa.  Flowers are calling and I am anxiously waiting to plant my borage seeds, saved from last year!  (Borage is a beautiful gift for the bees!)  What could top all of this?   Two words… basil and nasturtium.  Why, you might ask?  One word…PESTO! Continue reading “Basil & Nasturtium Pesto”

Wanderlust: Isle Royale 

An Isle Royale National Park Adventure

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Do you want to be far away from the hustle and bustle of civilization?

Would you enjoy exploring a rugged and isolated island in the middle of Lake Superior? 

If so, Isle Royale National Park is your perfect choice!  Located approximately 50 miles off of Copper Harbor, Michigan, this stunning park covers 894 square miles, is over 45 miles long and 9 miles wide.  If you are fortunate, you might catch a glimpse of a moose or hear the howl of one of the few remaining wolves on the island.  Isle Royale is the only known place where wolves and moose coexist, without the presence of bears.  Much discussion is taking place, currently, to add 20-30 wolves to the island, in order to prevent the pack from disappearing altogether.  If you enjoy backpacking, hiking, and kayaking, then I highly recommend considering this hidden gem for your next travel destination… Continue reading “Wanderlust: Isle Royale “

One of Those Days…

For those of you who have been consistently following my ramblings, you might recall me mentioning having a little health “hiccup” over the past 6 weeks. I’ve been trying to avoid surgery, but unfortunately, it was inevitable.  Last Friday, I had my little OR visit and I’ve been trying to be a good little patient and follow the doctor’s orders. Continue reading “One of Those Days…”

Our Gentle Giant…

It will be three years this October since we purchased our farm bear. She is a black bear, weighing over 120 pounds. I remember that beautiful fall day so clearly… my intent was to purchase an adorable puppy.  But instead, I came home with what appeared to be an adorable black bear cub. Yet, because of this one very special creature, our farm would never be the same…

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Fruit Tree Blossom Tour

There is nothing more exciting than rows of fruit trees, loaded with beautiful blossoms, in the Spring.  Yesterday, Wifey and I took our daily walk about, through the gardens, to see what was in bloom.  This always takes much more time than necessary, due to the amount of photographs I must take!  I never tire of fruit tree blossoms.  I hope you enjoy this little blossom tour, from our gardens…

“Life without Love is like a Tree without Blossoms or Fruit”

~Khalil Gibra

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My Journey Through Art

I love paint!  I have always loved paint!  Growing up, if Dad had a painting project, I was his girl.  By the end of the day, Dad’s task would always be finished with pride.  But, I was consistently left covered, from head to toe, in a rainbow of colors and probably wasted more paint than Dad would have liked.  To this day, I end up having as much paint on me as I do on the canvas.  Everything I do, I do with love and passion! Continue reading “My Journey Through Art”