Archive for the ‘Cabin’ Category

Peace & quiet

Reading this article made me begin to appreciate a bit more our family vacations to northern Minnesota, both with the kids and before them. Not so much for what we saw but for what we didn’t hear. Actually just the peace and quiet of nature. One of those times where you appreciate what you don’t have.

The article is entitled “Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth“ by Meghan O’Rourke in the New York Times Style Magazine. Unfortunately, this link might not work unless you have a subscription to the New York Times, so just go to your local library for it. It came out in November of 2017. It’s definitely worth the read.

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Green Librarian

Rocks tell a story

As someone who enjoys collecting rocks when out in nature, this article struck home with me. In fact, as I told my co-workers just today, my son once did a science fair project on the rocks of Minnesota. The reason they were from Minnesota is because that’s where our family cabin is, where we to each summer for vacation.

The article is entitled “Earthworms’ Castings: Rock Pile” by Jean Ponzi over at the The Healthy Planet. We still have those rocks scattered about the house. After all, they’re really part of the family.

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Green Librarian

Driftwood

So we made it back from Minnesota last week and while I didn’t finish my book The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard or in fact read any of, I did enjoy our time at the cabin and surrounding area.

In fact, one of things that I did do was take lots and lots of pictures with my new digital camera, mostly of sunsets but also the surrounding scenery. In fact, one of my favorite pictures involves both the sunset and driftwood.

So imagine my surprise when I came across the article entitled “The Surprising Beauty and Benefits of Driftwood” by Russell McLendon over at the Mother Nature Network. I actually read it today on my way and from work.

That said I will now return to the previously mentioned book but not before sharing that inspirational picture (at least to me):

DriftwoodSunset

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Green Librarian

 

Childhood camping

So when I read this story, it took me back immediately to my childhood and are days of camping, particularly out west. The article is entitled “What You Should Take on a Car Camping Trip” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger.

While unfortunately I haven’t done this with my kids, we have a family cabin up north and so I think we’ve gotten some of the same benefits. I also wouldn’t trade those memories for the world. I don’t think my kids would either.

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Green Librarian

Vacation time

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So for most of the last week, this is where I was, northern Minnesota or what I like to call heaven. It seems like every sunset we see up there is different. This year though, we also went up to Winnipeg, Canada and I must say we had a great time up there too. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our time there. I’ll have to ask my daughter if she has any. I was busy just enjoying the moments.

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Green Librarian

Cabin time

MinnCabin

When I came across this article the other day, it reminded me of our family cabin. The one where I went with as a kid and have had the chance to watch my kids experience some of the same memories why at the same time, creating new ones for us all.

One of my favorite memories is of hearing wolves howling late in the night. I heard from my mom recently that my sister and her family  actually heard wolves this year for the first time in many years.

The article is entitled “The Places We Go to Take Stock of Our Lives” by Robbie Shell over at the Wall Street Journal. Here’s hoping that my kids and I get the chance to welcome the wolves back.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian