Category: Lake Michigan

Saturday Afternoon


GT Graphics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin printed our Quiet Christmas Poetry book beautifully.  Karl worked with this printer before, through his volunteer work with the Wisconsin Great Lakes Coalition.

We picked up a box of 150 copies yesterday, and today mailed a smaller box to Lora Homan Zill at Time Of Singing, which is published by Wind & Water Press. When the book is listed on the TOS Books Page, I’ll post a short note.  Lots of time before Christmas, and the last poem in the book is a tanka for the new year.  All proceeds benefit Time Of Singing.

Today, I honor the work of GT Graphics, and Karl’s volunteer work to help watch over our great Lake Michigan.

Thank you so much for your support and prayers.  When we were packing the box of books, I thought, “Go little book into the world, and bless many people.”  And I said to Karl, “Maybe someone will read one of my poems and decide that they can write too.”

The Weather

The weather changed towards fall faster this year.  We imagine the effects of the polar vortex are continuing.  I am not a “science person,” and sometimes I ask for Karl’s help when responding to questions in comments!  That is good.  Keeps me learning.

There may well be some warmer days ahead.  Always beautiful.

early fall
one seagull
on the piling
in higher waters
of Lake Michigan

gentle rains

gentle rains
and contemplation
water reaches
the beach grasses

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Lake Michigan levels have risen because of the cold winter, and the ice cover reducing evaporation.  Then we had a cool spring with lots of rain.

Sunday blessings

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Another day of fog and cool weather by Lake Michigan.  It was very cold this winter, and it will take time for the lake to be warm.  Our beautiful Great Lakes!


One day recently, Karl saw many pelicans flying over the lake.  Then I saw them too.  That was an amazing gift.

Some of our poppies bloomed this week.  Georgia O’Keeffe  painted the poppies and many flowers so well.  I wrote a Poem For Georgia O’Keeffe some time ago.

The picture of the pelican is courtesy of wpclipart.  Karl took the photos of the poppies in 2011.

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