Monday, March 18, 2019


The weekend brought sun and temperatures that warmed up a little above freezing. That's an improvement. This week they look to climb a little more, so maybe a steady warm-up. I looked for signs of anything growing when I was out walking in the woods this morning, but I think that's just a little too hopeful! I didn't see a thing, but the birds were out in force, singing up a storm despite it being below freezing when I was out.

We went out walking Saturday and Sunday. It was really quite nice - still very icy, but it is slowly melting. On Sunday we went back to the lighthouse we'd gone to last weekend. It was very windy last weekend, but this week Lake Michigan was so very calm. It looked so tranquil. If it had been warmer I would have been tempted just to sit, stare and maybe sigh in wonder.

We managed to climb over the ice mounds out to the furthest lighthouse. There were a couple of dodgy spots where I was telling myself just not to look down. We were out there before things had started to melt, any later and I think it would have been too slippery to go on. There was some crunch to the ice. I'm just not the most balanced person since I messed up my ankle. I think hubby would have moved a lot faster without me. By the time we were back on solid ground my legs were all wobbly. I think it was the adrenaline.

Hubby right by the Fog Signal House. Basically anything in front of him is where the lake is. There was still a lot of ice around. You can see the shore in the background and how far we had to walk!

We managed to climb down the ice onto the side of the concrete structure where some of the ice had melted completely away. There was no way to get a shot around the other side of the building. It was just too icy, hilly and slippery. It was well worth a look.

I talked to my Mum on Saturday. She is actually starting to feel better and sounds a little more like herself. Her voice is still rough, but she isn't coughing like she was.

I start the new week off with good intentions, but I'm not sure where they will get me! Hope everyone had a good weekend and the new week is off to a good start.


  1. I think you're very brave to take thge risk - I don't think I would! My ankles are dodgy too!
    Good news about your Mum - it must be a relief.

  2. That's still a lot of ice to walk on! Maybe you'll find green things growing by the end of this week. :) Glad your mum is feeling and sounding better. Hope you have a good week ahead of you. :)

  3. We were walking out in some lovely warm sunshine yesterday Sharon. It did us good.
    I would not be brave enough to walk on that looks proper scary.
    Good news about your Mum and I hope she continues to improve.

  4. I can feel your wobbly legs - I couldn't have walked it. I like what you said, I start my week off with good intentions too and I'm not sure where that will take me. (I'm stealing that)...LOL

  5. Wow, I have wobbly legs just looking. Pleased to hear your Mum is on the mend.

  6. You’re brave! I’m so fearful of falling or twisting a knee/ankle, that I avoid walking on ice. Great photos again.


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