Today on an island . Motors roar on the lake. Far away across the water. Cars speed by. A breeze drowns our the world. Hush, hush, hush. It smooths and waves gentle cattails. I used to paint. Absorbing the colors and shapes Into my being.Capturing beauty with my fingers. Now I strive To put it … Continue reading Island Isolation in Minnesota
I was shocked, yet glad to see my book child was still alive when I saw Visions from Two Continents on Amazon Kindle. My publisher Thomson-Shore who originally placed the book on Amazon filled chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 25. They never contacted me concerning the bankruptcy, however when I called them upon my returned … Continue reading Kidnapped
My first child was overdue, and a c-section. her conception was an act of joy, a miracle that combined two sets of genes in love. Once conceived she grew on her own. All I needed to do was eat. My first book a mixture of events written on many pages did not write itself, in … Continue reading Women’s Writing Retreat at The Clearing Am I Pregnant Again?
Isn't there just a bike trail? These look like they're all on roads," my brother asked as he stared at the Door County Bike Trail Map. "There's a couple of good ones. The best visual one is in Peninsula State Park." I answered pointing to dotted lines on the map. We shoved our bikes on … Continue reading The Bike Trails in Door County, Wisconsin
Every Spring at the end of May the Ridges Santuary organizes the Door County Festival of Nature, celebrating the natural beauty of the Door Penisula. This year I went to the dinner and three of the 64 nature experiences offered. Dinner featured organic meats from Waseda Farms and local greens. We ate at the About … Continue reading Door County Festival of Nature
Under the guidance of our pilot Gary Sanderson, the little Chieftain plan carrying seven passengers bounced through its final stops in the little town of Bourke for lunch and then dropped off two passengers in another town. The sun was setting as we flew over the cliffs of the Blue Mountains in the Gardens of … Continue reading Birdsville, Australia to Door County Wisconsin, USA
Birdsville is one of the hottest and most isolated places in the world. We flew east from Alice Springs over 1,000 sand dunes that made distinct furrows going north-south through the Simpson Desert below us: The red sand seemed to go on and on forever below us. In reality, it was just a two-hour flight, and … Continue reading Birdsville
What is all the fuss about a big rock in the middle of the desert? I was about to find out. 30 years ago there was nothing there but a dirt road and some campsites. We boarded the plane in Alice Springs after breakfast and flew for over an hour to cover the 500 miles. … Continue reading Uluru (Ayers Rock)
We flew out of Broome at 8:00 am leaving the Indian Ocean and the beautiful warm beaches behind us. Gary, our pilot, had purchased box lunches for us. We were going to be flying most of the day with a stop for fuel in Hall's Creek. Most of the time we were flying over desert … Continue reading Alice Springs
Day seven landed us in the quiet city of Darwin. This was where the wedding in the beautiful movie "Top End Wedding" was supposed to take place. I caught the entire downtown from the plane. There wasn't any roaring traffic outside our hotel. We had the day on our own and went for a walk … Continue reading Darwin to Kununarra to Broom Days 7-10; Australia by Heron Tour.