Greetings from up north

It is a holiday weekend so I am taking a little hiatus from writing, but I am enjoying the clean, fresh air of the north woods in Bemidji. I also wanted to share a few photos of one of the places my husband and I think of as “home” (where his mother lives).View of the water from Shannon LaneIt is nice to get away from the Twin Cities sometimes, and I always find that I sleep so well here in the fresh air of the north woods. We had a fire in the fireplace last night and it feels so cozy here, despite the cold outside.

Wood stacks dryingMy husband really enjoys cutting and splitting wood so his Mom is prepared for winter, so there are many stacks drying and getting ready for use in the deep cold months that are ahead.

Home with wood stacks

As I consider all of the things I am grateful for this holiday, I realize what a lovely privilege it is to be able to get away from the city at times. Even though I love living in and around a city, with its activity and options, getting away can be a real treat as well.

 

Hope you are able to enjoy some quality time away from the stores and in a cozy place this weekend. A retreat from the madness of every day life is a wonderful thing, and I shall not take it for granted.

Dock in November