Morning on Reeds Lake

A winter storm has blanketed the east coast with snow. This morning, in places like Washington, D.C., which is not accustomed to snow many inches deep, people are trying to figure out how to get around. I hope they will find a moment to take in the beauty. I paused this morning to take in the sunrise on the frozen lake in our small town.

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” Henry David Thoreau

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A Fall Afternoon at the Apple Orchard

Robinette’s Orchard, northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a magnet for families every fall weekend. It used to be a regular event for us to visit the orchard when our children were young. I thought I would stop by today. As usual, the line for the fresh baked donuts, cookies and pies snaked out the door. I resisted the aroma and bypassed the line, buying apples and cider instead. Then I walked around the property to take in a taste of fall.

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