Traverse City

Buds

Buds

Spring has sprung in northern Michigan. The trees are waking up after the long cold hibernation, the squirrels are busy foraging for thawed walnuts that were overlooked during the fall collection… Everywhere you look, people are smiling, wearing shorts, teeshirts, and sun dresses… They’re planting seeds, planning gardens, grabbing ideas for their raised beds… I’m seeing canoes on roof racks,… Read more →

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Recovered

Monday morning I woke to find a backyard that had gone from this To this! Note to campers: Be aware of the season and might I suggest an inflatable sleep pad…. It may come in handy! Note to concerned parties: No water found it’s way into the house.

Uncovered

Uncovered

I have been in the house for almost two months now. It has gone from this To this I’ve purchased my first new bed Done some painting, but have found there to be quite a few choices available… As the snow melts around this northern gem of a city, all sorts of treasures have begun to emerge Including, a ton… Read more →

A Vasa Day

A Vasa Day

Today I took some time off from house obsession on Sunday and spent the brisk yet sunny day skiing the Vasa. The Vasa Ski Trail is a huge network of the groomed joy that cater to conventional Nordic style and skate cross country skiing. From the Bunker Hill trail head, there’s a quick dog friendly 3k, a 5k (which I… Read more →

Ground Foundation - Footing #1 - Northern Michigan

Ground Foundation – Footing #1 – Northern Michigan

I would like to introduce to you a few firsts… 1 – The first official Ground Foundation Footing! Located in northern Michigan, it’s just a short walk from the Grand Traverse Bay and on the bank of Kids Creek. A footing is support point for any foundation, and as such, this location will be the first of many physical supports… Read more →

Solstice

Solstice

Winter solstice is my favorite day of the year…. After months and months of losing light every day, today has arrived! The day that begins an amazing trend of longer days! I love it. No really… I love it! I celebrated with a ski less than 5 minutes from downtown TC. It was a great afternoon that was long overdue… Read more →

A snowy November hike

A snowy November hike

This weekend I was taken for a little walk around some of the beautiful sites accessible along the Bordman river… It was a crisp and serene afternoon walk. The area we were at was the Brownbrige lake basin. It was once a dammed reservoir that was removed 2 years ago. Apparently, as the story goes, when the engineering team proposed… Read more →

The Walk

The Walk

The first official walk of Irresponsibility has finally happened in TC… I’m happy to report a beautiful and thirst quenching success!

The northern light

The northern light

In the brisk chill of early evening in October, on the 45th parallel, perspective on life seems to find you. When it does, that is a good place to sit and find your center with loved ones. There is a certain calmness that grows from the Ground here. It is the kind of place where you can absorb a lifetime… Read more →