Cherry Land

Cherry Land

Welcome to Door County, where the cherry trees are ready for picking! Early spring the cherry orchards are covered with fragrant white blossoms and by July the cherries are glistening in the morning dew, ready for picking. All over the county you can see signs by...
MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

My parents’ stories of life during WWII in Germany have always been a part of my life, defining who I am and what can happen when a country gives away its freedom to a narcissistic dictator. Americans today can easily relate to the the Vietnam war as instant media...
are you invisible?

are you invisible?

When I talk to women my age, I hear a common story. They feel invisible. I am one of those women. Not only do we have to face the physical challenges of growing older, when we look in the mirror we don’t recognize the person looking back at us. Inside we are wiser...
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...