Posts by KMcGwin

Subtle Colors of Winter

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Subtle Colors of Winter

Winter makes you work for its beauty since our eyes and bodies often grow lazy during the lush days of summer when it’s easy to look upon the bright colors of blooms and bask in the warm sun.  Winter makes you bundle up and find its beauty in a wash of browns, a palette of gray and the nuance of whites.

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Red Cedar Cones

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Red Cedar Cones

Some people don’t like red cedar, but I leave them grow on my land and watch the cedar wax wings eat the blue cones, which look like berries, on the dark green branches in the winter.   Indigo buntings and gray catbirds often use the papery bark of a cedar to build their nests come spring.  Others build their nests within the prickly branches, out of reach of predators.

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New England Asters

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

New England Asters

New England aster dots the roadsides.  The small bursts of purple around golden centers bring news that fall is here or right around the corner.  Bees buzz around the tall plants who are happy to grow in ditches to brighten a drive along a back road. 

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It’s Pumpkin Time!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkins speak of warmth.  The warmth of an oven holding a spiced pie or the steam rising from a pudding.  Pumpkins speak of mirth as well as they put on faces to scare us, as if we can’t see beyond their mirthful, round bellies.

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Fall Maple Leaves

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Fall Maple Leaves

Trees …. how they foretell the future as well as keep their promises.  Autumn leaves spread joy and lend a sense of calm that the season for slowing down is near.  Embrace the autumn when it comes in full glory, but release it to the wind just as the leaves fall giving way to winter.

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