How to find your purpose

How to find your purpose

Set a goal. What makes you happy in your life? Determine how to get it and question everything along the way. Decide on a strategy. Be patient. Be open to failure and persevere. There are always rewards. Be...
Thanks to all who supported the Pay It Forward effort!

Thanks to all who supported the Pay It Forward effort!

This year we donated $250 to 350.org. The environmental crisis was the main concern — and still is. Plans are in the works to bring even greater success in 2022. Highlights in 2021 Trees along the drive into the Red Spirit have had a healthy pruning. Under the Canopy...
A year of campers, compassion and contemplation

A year of campers, compassion and contemplation

If ever there was a year to question everything, 2020 was that year.  It was a wake-up call on so many levels.  The need for people to be in nature was as great as ever—even more so with Covid and our four campsites provided peace, security and nature’s healing...
What’s most important to you?

What’s most important to you?

Back when I lived in Evanston, I had a dream that we were all chasing the carrot and the carrot was money. For some, it was money to pay the bills. For others, it was never enough for everything. The result was this sculpture I built using Swarovski crystals. Today it...
Time to get creative!

Time to get creative!

I painted this lacquer on glass over 12 years ago which now hangs in the barn. What brand of paints do I use? Lately, Menards. I’m ready for something more creative!  The pond has numerous subjects waiting for their portraits. Frogs, turtles, wood ducks, geese,...
You lichen this?

You lichen this?

I was invited on a Viking river cruise in Portugal this winter which was amazing. Loved the people, the way of life, the cobblestone streets, the food, wine, olive groves, ruins and more. This lichen grows all over some of the trees and I find it really beautiful. It...
Many are depressed by the weather.

Many are depressed by the weather.

If you find Michigan winters challenging, you are not alone. We have less sunlight than most any other state during the winter months. Forget the cold, windy, snow-driven weather? Hardly. So now’s the time to plan for the spring, summer and fall. Schedule a...
Passing by

Passing by

Noticed this little frog contemplating the cold weather while sitting on the patio chair. Too cute! My two cats, one playing with the tail of the other. Patience or...
The Band Plays On

The Band Plays On

The Red Spirit was delighted to host the Detroit Party Marching Band after they performed in the Fennville Goose Festival. Great bunch! See them on Youtube! Hoping to have them...
The PONDificator

The PONDificator

New housing for the Red Spirit. The PONDificator overlooks the pond, of course and will soon be ready for those who love the songs of frogs. I’m teaching them to harmonize a lullaby. But do they listen?!! More pictures to...