random thoughts · Up North

Autumn All Around

Well, kind of. It looks like Autumn, but it doesn't feel very much like it. Having the windows open and enjoying the weather in November? In Wisconsin? Crazy. Just crazy. But my concern and fear of climate change isn't what this post is about. It is actually about....nothing! Just a random mix of words and… Continue reading Autumn All Around

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The morning drive was foggy and I remembered

The road was closed. I had to detour. The roads are all different now. Old blacktop has been replaced by new cement and where once there were just quiet crossroads now circles loop traffic you around mindlessly to where you need to be (could you get stuck? maybe you just drive that circle endlessly...). There… Continue reading The morning drive was foggy and I remembered

herbalism · white clover

The Simple Joy of White Clover

White clover fills my backyard I think everyone has something (usually many things) that you see so often you stop actually seeing them. I experienced this the other day at work (bio-hazard and chemical safety signs!) and then again this weekend with clover. And for me this rediscovery was especially timely since it happened on… Continue reading The Simple Joy of White Clover

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Sweater Round Up: 6 Sweaters I Want to Knit

Who doesn't love a round up??! I know I do! There are so many patterns and projects out there that you are always going to miss something good in just a basic search. I think round ups are a great way to draw attention to some really great ones. I already have my next sweater… Continue reading Sweater Round Up: 6 Sweaters I Want to Knit

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Dreams, Plans, and Late Summer Feelings

Late summer feelings.....photos not mine: collected over the years on the 'net. Wow....Where did August go?? Where did September go???!!! Where did this year go, for that matter? It has been a crazy year for me, professionally, personally, and mentally. I guess when I look back at all that has happened, I am not surprised to… Continue reading Dreams, Plans, and Late Summer Feelings