Primavera

Primavera--or Spring-- always brings with it a romantic uncertainty. This is what makes the season so magical. Primavera is a time many rejoice and look forward to sun-soaked days. Spring is a time of renewal. A time of creation, awakening and optimism. The season is a great time to walk around outside, and take in... Continue Reading →

Beavers and Climate

In an age when climate change is on the minds of those around the globe, the culprit is often attributed to a combination of factors. Though by and large, its our anthropogenic influence. Less mentioned though--are beavers. Engineers Well--they have been busy--all clever puns aside. Populations have rebounded, and they have been doing what they... Continue Reading →

To Ward off Demons

Blues have new hues: notes upon music scales. Leaves tremble as the mercury travels lower in its glass enclosure. Oranges, yellows, golds and reds have been blended on the pallete...brown is now king. Watching the trees among the hill sway in their winter state is mesmerizing. Silhouettes of Maple, Oak and other hardwoods dance along... Continue Reading →

Transition

Brown Bridge Quiet Area is constantly in a state of transition. As the days pass, those places I hold dear continue to grow and mature. The Quaking Aspens have grown with such resolve, and the Leopord Frogs have too. The grasses below shift, drawing my eye to their presence. The sun is playing a game of... Continue Reading →

The Black Eyed Susan

The Black Eyed Susan is a spectacularly beautiful flower. Add hundreds of these cone flowers to a landscape, and prepare for a vision that will forever be etched into your memory. In my life, I cannot count how many times I have truly been taken with a landscape laid out in front of me. What... Continue Reading →

Chippy: What You may not Know…

Those cute little cheeks stuffed with nuts...who can resist the cuteness? I certainly cannot. If I had it my way, Chipmunks would replace Hamsters and Guinea Pigs as the rodents of choice for those that like furry little companions to grace their homes. Who knows...perhaps one day. In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy them... Continue Reading →

Liberation

I found myself driving purposefully into a snowy wonderland. Just two days prior, rain had prevailed, melting the rollings hills that the road meandered through. March in Traverse City, Michigan is a very dynamic time of the year. Thus my excitement to head out to a favorite section of trail along the lands of Brown Bridge... Continue Reading →

Just Like Winters of Yore…

I have always wondered what it would be like to become older, to have made numerous trips around the sun. To gain wisdom, experience and live a full life. Incrementally, the wonders of my youth are becoming realized. For example, I have often wondered if I would be one of those individuals who would say "back... Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings

Other than politics, the one topic that can-- guaranteed-- stir the emotions of many, is the weather. This is, of course, true of many in Northern Michigan. Especially winter and its cold weather. Just the brief mention of the word snow is enough to send someone into a theatrical fear. "Don't say the 'S' word!" Ya know...the... Continue Reading →

Autumn at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

Autumn can be described simply as an annual cycle, in which the Earth and the Sun in our solar system are positioned just so. The season can also be described as the prequel to winter, where the long, lazy sunny days of summer are but a distant memory. To some, Autumn represents a time to reflect,... Continue Reading →

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