Raptors Rapture Day

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With a storm front moving in the wind has begun to whip the trees and move the clouds along at a clipper ship clip.  Cumulous clouds are billowing full sail in the blustery sky.

As I watch the display of clouds colliding, raptors appear and begin to play.   Continue reading

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Monarch Rest Stop

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Tawas Point Lighthouse 

On September first we laid over with the Monarch butterflies on the shores of Lake Huron for a book signing event next to the Tawas Point Lighthouse.  When we arrived the weather was warm with a hazy sun and light winds. Continue reading

Road Apple Pie

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These are the apple days of September when we find Johnny Appleseed has left his footprints all along the roads of Northern Michigan.  The apple crop is ripe, with the early birds like the Transparent and the Dutch already deer fodder.   Before those breeds fell to the ground in late August, I found, picked and made crisp from their distant  relatives.  Picked just before ripe, they are deliciously tart and make scrumptious crisps and pies, not bad in my oatmeal, either. Continue reading

From Hale to Paradise

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This year the Michigan Lighthouse Festival was held in Paradise, Michigan, and living not to distant from Hale, Michigan, this trip was dubbed the Hale to Paradise trip.  Paradise is about fifteen miles short of the shores of Lake Superior, where we were scheduled to have a vendor space at the Community Center for the Festival.

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Like a Big Ship I have been from one side of the country to the other this summer.  I have spent little time looking at a computer screen, instead I have been restarting old ventures and getting our books into brick and mortars.  It is hard work and requires a lot of travel.   Continue reading

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IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE is a rhyme for young readers about the duties and purposes of Great Lakes lighthouses. This is a children’s picture book that is both informative and fun with its rhyming poem for kids on the subject of shipping and lighthouses in Michigan. This is book 9 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®.