Thursday, June 11, 2009

All Hands On Deck

It might sound like I'm quoting Hillary Clinton's approach to managing the State Department in these challenging times, but nope I'm only referring to Copper City's call for town kids to come and help us decorate our new (and first!) sign for the Copper City Community Park. Many hand prints later we are one step closer to a real start on rejuvenating our community.

Mild summer weather has finally arrived on the Keweenaw, and with it everyone's spirits seem to rise. The local ice cream stand about a mile or so away is open (yeah), school's out and the kids can ride their bikes to "Jilbert's" to get a cone or to the pond to catch a fish. I painted my porch chair, planted a garden, and now it's time to get down to some serious work.

I glanced out my window a moment ago to see the gorgeous late-sunlight-glow on the woods off to the east. It is 9:00 p.m. and the light might as well be mid-afternoon. It's the same gold/green color that afternoon sunlight gives to a field of corn but here it is aspen and paper birch and pine. Just one more reason to love living this far north. The blue, blue sky, and the changeable weather on this little spit of land in Lake Superior is constantly uplifting.

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