It’s like a rite of passage, buying a house. And so is all the work that you have to do after that purchase. We decided to expand our lonely little 6×14 deck and add stairs in 2013. Once it was finished I hesitated to take pictures of the decimation of our back yard, but here it is: new deck, new flattened firepit patio area and new perennial flower garden.
It’s two years later and still the work hasn’t finished (does it ever?). Continue reading A Homeowner’s Work is Never Done
When the air and water temperatures are different enough from one another, the fog on the lake can be breathtaking and strange. In this picture from August 2011 the fog come just barely to the top of the deck of this barge. I would have loved to have been up on the top, watching the barge pass through the invisible walls of the slip.
I started blogging back in 2009. I called it Daily Duluth at the time because my original aim was simply to take one picture every day of Lake Superior. I had just moved to the area and found it to be breathtaking. I never wanted to miss a beat or take it for granted. Plus, I noticed that it seemed like the Lake never looked the same twice; neon blue one day, shrouded in mist the next, or iron-red streaks from sediment churned up by earlier storms. I wanted to document the changes and also created color palettes based on the photos I took. Continue reading One of the Best Sunsets of Duluth
Sometimes it’s good to look back and see where you’ve been. It helps me be grateful for how far I’ve come, and gives me clarity about where it is I want to be going. With that in mind, I’m starting this new weekly series, Throw Back Thursday, to highlight past posts and reflect on what it means for my present and future.
This week, I’m taking a look back at my garden. In August of 2011 I was able to start my first in-ground garden at our new home and it really took off. The tomato plants got so huge they crowded out everything else. Eventually I had to crawl into the belly of the beast and prune like my life depended on it. Continue reading Garden Through the Years