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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Joy of Dogsledding

Our mushing friend, Joy, and the loves of her life ~ past and present.






























Until tomorrow ~ may all your tugs be tight ~ God willing,

Woodswoman

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Halfway There...

Monday I arrived home from work in the dark.



Last night, this is what I viewed as I pulled in our long drive ~
sun setting in the Western sky.


Let's see what tonight brings.

I'm halfway there ~ to a weekend spent connected to the land.

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Place in the Sun


Just a shout out of congrats to my youngest son...


For passing additional PGA testing this past week in Florida.


After a week in Florida, testing out, he's back "home" in Richmond, California. 

A long way from his native home of Petoskey, Michigan.


To continue livin' the dream.


Congrats Mark~!

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman ~ mother of Mark

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday...already?

Please, say it ain't so...


It took me this long to relax.

To "chew my cud"...


The weekend was short, but wonderful.


Sisters, Ariane and Saschka, who hail from Germany, enjoyed learning to dog sled.


And enjoyed their time in the snow, among the dogs, and in northern lower Michigan.


It's always hard to say goodbye to new friends.



Weekends are wonderful that way...

Until the next one comes around,

we'll hold what delights us, near to our hearts.

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman




Saturday, February 20, 2010

Barn Bunnies


Nothin' cuter...


Than a baby bunny.


Gracing your barn and barnyard.

Actually, we have 3 ~ for now. 

More to come, I'm sure...

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman

Snowy Saturday


Guess where we will be today...


You guessed it!

On the dog sled trail...

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Warrior

When do you pack in your fun?  Your bliss?  And do what makes your soul sing?


Is it Saturday yet?


I love how our dog yard comes alive.


With excited dogs.


And excited drivers.



What tickles your fancy?



For me, it is being home. 


Surrounded by 40 of my favorite furry friends.


On "our 40" acres.


Along with a slightly fuzzy husband.

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman, the Weekend Warrior

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Sunset


We pulled up to the cabin, loaded down with hot pizza for dinner,
and saw this happening over our shoulder. 
Our welcome home party. 

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finding your Delight

Where is your delight?  Your bliss?  Your place that fills and stirs the soul?


In the hours before and after my week-day's work, I strive to capture nature. 


Her power.


Her simple beauty.


Her grace.


Monday through Friday, it's hard to leave "our 40".


So very hard.


And I long for the day I'll be free.  Like Tatonka once was.


Until then, I'll just know my time will come...

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4


It will be in His time ~ and I'll forever be on "our 40" to witness His glory all day long.

Until tomorrow ~ God willing,

Woodswoman