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Clearing My Mind At The Clearing

Clearing My Mind At The Clearing

This is the place to go when you need a break from the world…. Tucked into the woods in northern Door County, there is a magical place called The Clearing. Driving through the entrance of the property along its winding roads is like entering another more peaceful...
Inside Outside

Inside Outside

 Today was filled with our ubiquitous Door County cloudy skies. Although it seems dismal, the truth is there is a certain beauty and calmness in the muted tones of sky and land. No glaring sunshine or blaring reds, pinks and golds. Just soft, quiet, contemplative hues...
Michi Gami Sunset

Michi Gami Sunset

Are you fortunate enough to live near a big lake? My village is on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the largest of the five Great Lakes. Like so many of places in our country, Lake Michigan was named by an Indian tribe, in this case, the Ojibwa, who called Lake...
A Walk In My Woods

A Walk In My Woods

Finally! Snow! Time to get on my warm boots and take a walk in MY beloved Peninsula State Park. Yes, I take ownership of the park! This park is one of the main reasons I love living in Door County. I often used to hike in the park during the summer and cross country...
The Art of Silence and other books…

The Art of Silence and other books…

Books that I love…. Do you ever get the feeling that books are your friends? I do. All my life I have felt books were my entertainment, my escape to far away lands, and most of all, my guides. My friends. Certain books seemed to literally jump out at me in a book...
Applesauce and Autumn

Applesauce and Autumn

Door County is an autumn destination for people from all over the Midwest. Many of us who are lucky enough to live here think fall is the best time of the year. Trees blaze in bright yellow, orange and red leaves against the background of dark green Evergreens. The...