I once read a quote on “Ground of Being” and I like to think of the Wetmore Pond area as my ground of being, walking beneath old growth hemlock, the magic of the bog mat, climbing Hogsback, or even crossing the road and going to the shore at Wetmore Landing where I can lay out on a granite boulder and slip into freezing cold Lake Superior, this is the land that renews my being.
On Thursday of a very busy week, my “Magic Man” took me to the trails in search of morel mushrooms. The nights had been balmy but with not enough mositure, we soon abandoned our hunt for shrooms and fell in love with minutia and reflections–of course we both had our cameras.
Mike took the new shot that appears as my avatar here at WordPress. It is one of the few shots of myself that I have tolerated, in fact I am quite enamored of this shot. I actually look healthy, young, and not so chunky. I feel and look happy and vibrant. Good Job, Mike!
It is of course nothing like this outside my window. It is snowy and cold. We are in the thick of winter now in the Upper Peninsula. Next week will be the Heikki Lunta Winter Carnival . Heikki Lunta is the Finnish god of snow.
In the winter I hibernate like a bear–but next weekend I will go out and watch fireworks in the cold. They are so brilliant against the night winter sky, looming slow in the frigid air. Perhaps I will even have some winter photos to share.