The calendar says it's fall, but the temps disagree. Buckle up folks ready or not it's officially fall today but take a drive or walk and you may also be confused. You will see some signs of fall yet be sweating profusely it is hot outside; it is also beautiful.
Life in Michigan has a way of keeping us confused and on our toes.
Get out and about it's a good way to maintain the body and mind healthy! Peaceful, beautiful, and I am grateful I can walk and get out and about. I am also grateful for nature's beauty that surrounds me.
One woman told me "no way, it's too hot, are you crazy?" The truth is mornings and evenings have been very comfortable temps. Enjoy now before well; you know what comes next.
You don't have to be in great shape for a nice stroll and beautiful scenery. Each step is a step toward your mental and physical health.
Just about anywhere you can see some beauty. One place I finally explored a few years ago is the Heritage Nature Trail between Kenwood park and The Carl T Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. It's a leisurely stroll or more intense if that is your style but for me, this time is more a casual exploring than a physical workout.
Woodland trail, water, a raised lookout for the more expansive view all lend themselves to a peaceful stroll. This week I saw a turtle, frog, duck and yes, the beginning of fall color. Most of us think of those beautiful sweeping vistas of color when we think of fall. I have found just a snippet of color, much like a moment in time, a beautiful splash of beauty and memorable point. Early fall offers just those snippets to whet your appetite and soothe your mind before that final peak arrives.
It is true, life in Michigan has a way of keeping us confused and on our toes. Get out and about this weekend and explore natures glorious bounty.
This is how it went on my walk recently...
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Cooler temps and cloudy skies feels like summer is waning, Where did the summer go? Way too fast is all I know. All the signs are right in front of me it is real summer is fading. The garden harvest is growing. Filling the pantry with fresh garden produce is a sure sign summer is coming to a close.
Don't peek around that corner oh - I warned you don't look around that corner- it's already back to school time.
I've never been a fan of school and whether my year of kindergarten set the stage or was just a predictor of things to come is uncertain.
We lived about two blocks from the school. My mother had to walk me every day of kindergarten with me crying all the way. I went to pre-school the year before so it wasn't like I had never been away from home. But there was something I didn't like. Just one of the many headaches I caused my mother over the years. Ah yes, it's true the role of a child!
One day when we arrived at School my mom said to my teacher, Mrs. Bedell, what a hard time it was getting me to school.
Mrs. Bedell responded "you would never know it once she gets here."
You'd be glad to know my mother survived which is good because I wouldn't know about this story and other if she hadn't causally told me one day.
I love to learn but never really did learn to like school.
Yes, summer is fading but there is still plenty of fun out and about Cadillac. This weekend is a good example. You'll find; Cadillac Festival of Races, Manton Area Harvest Festival, Waterfowl Hunting Clinic, Hoxeyville Classic Car Show,
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The fun-seeking explorer
The Cadillac area is a a gorgeous place to visit or live. This site is an ongoing exploration. You will find photos and thoughts of places to see and things to do. Welcome and feel free to make a comment or recommend a place to visit.