Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bookman in Grand Haven MI June 20 10:30-11:30 a.m. Celebrate Summer Solstice

I will be at the Bookman in Grand Haven MI from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday June 20 to celebrate the Summer Solstice with poetry and music by the Trace Duo.

Robin Spring fishing

Dutchman's Breeches and the Bookman in Grand Haven, MI

I will be at the Bookman in Grand Haven MI on May 1 declaiming poems and showing a few of my watercolors.  I will be at the Bookman again on June 20 at 6-8 pm with my new book, Between Sweetwater and Sand.  See you there.

Dutchmans Breeches

Delicate dances in strong April winds
blowing off Lake Michigan
Delicate wild flowers grow
Under tall pines
Under high sand dunes
Called Rosy Mound.

Tiny white wild
Flowers tremble on green stems
Dance amid lacey green leaves.
They are called Dutch mans breeches.
Did Dutch men ever dance like this?
                                        --Barbara Spring

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Great Lakes from Space by NASA

NASA photo of the five Great Lakes: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.  There is still ice on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior but soon it will all be gone and people will be out on the lakes enjoying swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing, wind surfing, kite boarding and just enjoying the freshwater seas.

From this point of view, we can appreciate the Great Lakes.  They are freshwater seas.