Many of you are familiar with the children’s classic Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett.
This week I had the alluring opportunity to be a country mouse. Like town mouse and his wife in the story, I set off for the country and a visit to one of the most rural areas in MI, Presque Isle County in the Northern Lower Peninsula. I love the quiet countryside, not only the unique spots, the lovely fall color, but the feelings evoked by a less peopled part of the world. Country settles my heart.
I watched the deer.
I saw the work of the beaver and their newly built lodge far across the fen.
In nearby Rogers City there’s a park and concrete walkway along Lake Huron. Yes, the wind blustered, and it was cloudy with drizzle. (Seems to be the story of my fall travels.)
Water churned against the rocks.
Ocqueoc Falls, the place of the crooked river, showed us the most dazzling beauty of fall.
I never missed the hustle and bustle of town. Country beauty is undeniable!
My thanks to author Jan Brett. I stole a few words from the mice visiting in the country. And thanks to the friends who provided lodging and a guided tour. My cup of gratitude is filled to the brim.