A photo essay of the historic Felt Mansion, from its launch by the visionary, Dorr Felt, to its deterioration and haunting, to its rescue led by persistent history lover, Patty Hoezee Meyer!
A photographic odyssey explaining the progression and formation of the ice shelves forming on The Great Lakes before and after the 2014 historic polar vortex event; includes some hidden dangers!
Did you know the milkweed plant is named after a Greek God or that it has medicinal properties? Discover in this beautiful photo essay more about its versatility and why monarchs love it!
Find out who and from which civilizations in history first discovered and cherished our beloved landscape bloomers including the azalea, redtwig dogwood, rose of sharon and the hydrangea!
Discover how our ancestors honored some of our most common landscape favorite bloomers including the forsythia, purple sand cherry, apple blossom and lilac!
A heavy snowfall in Michigan inspires uplifting poetry and photography. Also, includes an anecdote about the hemlock trees under threat.
Breeva, the prehistoric horseshoe crab, is a main character in a book I've written. It's a special moment her life driven by Mother Nature. Interesting facts and modern day plight follow.
Still the waters is a metaphor for calming the soul. This photo essay references modern prophets and mentors as Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neale D. Walsh and more to help us quiet our inner noise.
Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan has always been a pearl among dune coastline tourist spots. Secluded from noisy development, it remains pristine thanks to well-established preservation societies.
Spring inspired musings; a few are reflective over my true loves passing and some are lighthearted and refreshing, like the season!
A trip to Frederik Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, MI is filled with spring floral offering a relief from winter dulldrums! Butterflies, bromeliads, Chihuly glass sculptors and much more are on display
Don't you agree it's interesting how people follow certain paths in life to ultimately discover what they do best? In the case of artists who draw fossils and their interpretations of the once living beings, I find them...
The fifties was a decade full of optimism and fun culture. I came across a photo recently from my 1950's childhood and it led me on a nostalgic quest!
A history of this quaint Lake Michigan beach front known as Pier Cove including tidbits, poetry and the wonders of mother nature enhanced with the author's beautiful photography !
It's all in good fun, this happy hippy fantasy is one in a series of fun times stories with hubber friends! Take a "blast from the past" trip to the infamous Woodstock three day concert!
Like a woman An orchid is a beautiful flower Like her foundation Its stem is strong yet flexible Like her skin The petals are silky soft to the touch Compared to her feminine body An orchid's form...
We've had our share of dramatic winter weather in 2011, all within the mighty month of February; and not only here in Michigan where I live, but in many parts of the USA and Canada. During the Valentine month, we...
Unique and rare Septarium brown stones are found along a narrow stretch of Lake Michigan shorelines. Read the picturesque article to find out the single other place in the world they can be found.
The shores of Lake Michigan are locked in frozen ice most years, but not always as far out as they eye can see. The year 2011, was a particularly cold winter with record breaking snowfall which created a beautiful...
Much has been written about dinosaurs and the fury of T-Rex in popular culture; but are you aware there were giant creatures dominating Earth's oceans long, long before the dino-era ending 65 million years ago?
A healing letter to my husband who passed into the spirit world. A silver lining evolved from the pain which I feel the need to share hoping it might help someone else grieving.
A gathering of gorgeous photos and descriptions of things that bring us a feeling of sweet calm and peacefulness!
A winter walk in the woods one day led me on a search. It began when I noticed a face on a tree trunk outside my window that reminded me of a loved one who had passed. Inspiration, rhythm and rhyme...
Inspired by the mysterious tracks in the snow all around the forest floor near my home turned into a children's picture book of verse and rhyme.
One January morning, looking westward toward Lake Michigan from my porch, I caught sight of a storm approaching while at the same time the sun was rising out of the East. It created a uniquely ominous atmosphere. It was...
Poetry that asks; would we understand hot without cold, appreciate summer without winter, feel the depth of our love without its absence? God experiences relativity of this world through our lives!
Winterbreeze talks to me, randomly swaying naked tree branches, her softens of breath summons my attention, and suddenly I'm aware of the moment . . .
A short story of the bravest little millipede who led his millitroops onto one of Earth's first forests millions of years ago to escape the predatory ocean.
An entertaining poem to share with young children
This photographic essay does an excellent job of demonstrating how to make a grapevine basket suitable for the beginner or even the advanced basket maker. They make a wonderful gift for our loved ones
I wrote this poem after my husband Joseph's passing. I was told it reflects the bargaining stage of grief. Seven years later, I have updated it with my own process through the 7 stages of grieving.
Tour an autumn landscape that can be as beautiful as the heightened blooms of summer! See some plant varieties which shine during the fall season and learn some practical tips!
Whether you're walking along the shoreline of the ocean or the Great Lakes in the USA, your imagination is on high alert ! You pick up what looks like a fossil and wonder what it once was.