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 and essay explaining the progression and formation of ice shelves 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!
The last week of February in good ole Michigan of USA . . . We were doused with one of those snowfalls . . . heavy, crystallized and wet sticking to every thing it landed on. Not a tree trunk, bent branch or tiny twig...
Breeva, the horseshoe crab, is a main character in my book, Under the Sea Time Forgot. This profound chapter teaches us much about this amazing animal. Later, interesting facts and modern day plight
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.
Please enjoy my floral photography and musings. I hope it brings a bright spot to your day! All but one photo was captured right here in my Michigan, USA garden. The tulip was taken from my wonderful sister's patio...
Gallery of Tulips April in Michigan, USA was unseasonably cold and wet this year. To cure my spring fever, a trip to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculptor Park provided a temporary relief from the drab weather! The...
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...
That's me far left, brother Tim in back, brother Matt far right, sister Julie in front I came across this photo recently and it took me back to another time and place. Most people are aware the decade of the 1950's was...
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, the first of which was written by our hubber buddy "always exploring", aka Ruby. She wrote about a hillbilly,...
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?
To all those who have lost a loved one, my deepest condolences. I hope this poem written in honor of my husband's memory has a healing effect on you today as it has for me. My prayers for peace found at the end of your...
A fresh blanket of fallen snow A soft breeze tickling one's face Looking up at the stars on a clear October night Viewing a beautiful work of art Beholding a landscape from the dune-top A warm smile A...
One winters day sitting comfy in my chair Looked outside and noticed a stare It peered through my window, could feel it summon me So dashed outside to have a look see I couldn't deny what was before my eyes ...
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...
Nature poetry that asks; would we know love without fear, hot without cold, winter without summer? We live in a world of relativity so that God can know himself in his experience through us.
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 Earth's first forest millions of years ago to escape the predatory ocean and live today to remind us of life's resilience.
Pajamas are fluffy fun Pajamas are unseen from the Sun When tired Tommy puts them on, he's glad the day is finally done Pajamas are meant for the time of night Pajamas, from the public are out of sight ...
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 dear husband Joseph's passing. I've since been told it reflects the bargaining stage of grief. No matter what it's called, writing it down has had a much healing effect.
My Front Door View Let's admit it, fall is not the time to be blue over the faded blooms of summer. If you cultivate your garden landscape for seasonal rhythms, you'll be inspired by the beauty certain cool weather...
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.