Stacey and Rick discuss the annual migration of North America’s monarch butterfly.The monarch makes a two-way migration as birds do. The monarchs know when it is time to travel south for the winter. Some fly…Continue Reading
Articles with nature
Lake Michigan breathes under the winter ice
Ice forms on Lake Michigan. Below the thick ice is the living breathing lake we all love. Mysterious, powerful, majestic, alive. I go out on the ice and lay down on my stomach. In silence I lay flat on the ice and listen closely near the crevices. Hear Lake Michigan breathe.
Once again plants save the day
In my third book I wrote about how plants throughout history have saved the day. As I walked the beach yesterday that same thought came to mind as I observe “beach grass” establish a foothold…Continue Reading
Focus on the Positive
It’s easy to focus on the negative. That’s why a focus on the positive is a great discipline. I have always said that gratitude and attitude are not a “challenge”. They are a “choice”. So…Continue Reading
Arbor Day Musings of Perseverance
There are gardens to grow, seeds to sow, trees to plant and relationships to nurture. As we do this we reflect like Jefferson on the finiteness of our own lifespan. If we can balance inevitable change with well grounded unshakeable virtues and beliefs, we temper some of the sadness of time wasted and opportunities squandered. We make a difference.