Archive for August 28th, 2015

Heading north to the great lakes

So now that I’ve been to Duluth, Minnesota I guess I have a connection to the great lakes, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. I came across this article in the New York Times the other day on Lake Michigan entitled “Waukesha Plan for Lake Michigan Water Raises Worries” by Monica Davey.

Meanwhile, I saw this article over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch entitled “Duluth: Small-town feel; big-town attractions” by Amy Bertrand. I’m thinking this is a sign that we should go again. As much as we saw, there is definitely more to do.



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Mossy afternoon

Okay, I’ve heard of a lazy afternoon but a mossy afternoon? Well, maybe it’ll catch on one of these days. I mean it’s gotta start somewhere right!?

Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of moss. I do have some growing in the cracks of our driveway and on the big silver maple in the front yard but I must admit, I’ve never though about just watching it grow.

Well, according to the article “Spending Hours Staring at Moss is More Thrilling than You Might Think” by Catie Leary at the Mother Nature Network, it’s catching on, particularly in Japan. It’s also happening here in the United States and the article has some really cool picture.

So the next time your out in the woods or even in your own back yard, check out your mossy space.


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