The full moon rise is happening

The full moon rise is happening

I caught this moonrise totally by accident. I’ve been in cleaning/purging mode all day and was in the back working when I came out front (for more cleaning supplies) to catch this glorious full moonrise. A few more minutes and I would have missed it. Talk about...
Miami Woods Forest Preserve

Miami Woods Forest Preserve

There’s something magical about wandering around the woods. It allows me to really breathe and slow down. Yesterday I took the afternoon and wandered over to the Miami Woods, part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. It’s only a 20 minute drive from my...
Grape Picking in Berrien Springs

Grape Picking in Berrien Springs

DAY 6 Kurt and I left Holland, stopping briefly in Saugatuck (love that place!), before scooting down to Berrien Springs for some grape picking. Since I discovered concord grapes a few years ago, I make an effort to come out every fall (sometimes more than once) to...
Heading back down to Holland

Heading back down to Holland

DAY 5 Today we left our cute little hotel room in Traverse City and ventured down to Holland. We stopped for brunch at Rolling Farms Cafe that sat on the top of a hill on the way out of Traverse. Again it was all vistas vistas vistas. Kurt and I headed out of town a...
Old Mission Peninsula

Old Mission Peninsula

DAY 4 Today Kurt and I traveled up the Old Mission Peninsula (north of Traverse City) – one of my favorite places in the world. It’s all vistas, grapes, wineries and great big expanses of water as far as the eye can see. I love it. We stopped for lunch at Bryant...