Between the vaccine and perfect weather a change is the safe  gathering of friends

It’s interesting being so closely connected to nature. As the season changes from winter to spring and from summer to autumn, we sometimes get graupel up here in the mountains. Graupel looks like tiny pieces of Styrofoam. Holding a piece in my hand I watch the outside Styrofoam looking case melt away to reveal a piece of ice.

What is graupel and why is it falling in Michigan? -





Little things mean a lot – my sweet, romantic husband…while this looks familiar, the snow is lessening now and the new snow doesn’t stay around. We have been having spring snows, 2-3 inches at a time and one day soon, the snow will change into rain…




A big change is that Elsa and I are back together! Avoiding COVID has been paramount. After being together since she was 2-years-old, Elsa and I weren’t together from when school started in August, until 2 weeks after I got my second vaccine on March 30th. We missed each other being apart all those months !



A change is Elsa’s understanding of strategy


Hello Fresh is a change for us – the food for the meals arrives at our door – fun to have something different for dinner; something we wouldn’t fix ourselves. It’s like having a restaurant meal at home. We’d rather eat at home than go out! It’s a fun treat!


 The morning of April 27, 2021

               A rapid change in the weather



That same afternoon of April 27, 2021



Joy and Hope are so glad to see Elsa again! We can wear tennis shoes instead of boots for a change!

The evening of April 28, 2021



   A big change – the first rain of the season for us

What changes are going on with you? Do you enjoy the change of season or do you live where there’s little change as the months pass? Are you experiencing changes since the vaccine? Is aging the change foremost on your mind? Even trying to push those thoughts away, physical changes push back don’t they…

“May you live all the days of your life.”  J. Swift

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3 thoughts on “Changes”

  1. I love your website and i want yo go to the mountains! But i have to settle on my tree in the backyard and my small garden. I love to read your articles while sitting in my garden. Be safe and thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thank you Claudia – my joy is spreading joy. Always nature is soothing…you have a lovely backyard…the key is – and you have found it – to appreciate our blessings & the NOW

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