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    Musings from the North Woods

    Lupine along the Echo

    Lupine along the Echo
    It's the time of year when the Echo Trail blazes with purple lupine. I ride my bike a lot from our house in Winton to the Echo Trail and then up to Bass Lake and back.

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    June Boundary Waters and Shore Lunch

    June Boundary Waters and Shore Lunch
    We like to take a little trip into the Boundary Waters every June. We tried the lottery to get an overnight motor permit up into Jackfish, but we didn't get one. Instead, we're headed to Snowbank. Because we don't have to portage, we're taking the big boat.

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    Poppyseed Cake Recipe

    Poppyseed Cake Recipe

    Be careful if you have to take a drug test. This cake will light up that test for a good week.

    No dainty sprinkling of seeds here - this cake is dense with poppyseeds that have been allowed to swell in hot milk.

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    Talking to Stones

    Talking to Stones

    You know I live in the woods. I'm alone, a lot.

    Stones talk to me. They pop up and demand to be made into something.

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    Winter Getaway to Holbox

    Winter Getaway to Holbox

    We took a week off and headed to Mexico. This time we tried an island we'd never been to before, Isla Holbox.

    The first thing that hit me was the air - warm, humid, salty.

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