Airstream in the Woods


We are city folk but about thirteen years ago we began this adventure to create our own woodland retreat.  It began with one acre out in the woods of Wisconsin. Now we have four acres and a daughter to share the woodland experience.

Finding the Edges
That's a whole lot about what this experience is about: searching for and finding our edges. It seems that each hour, each day, each season out in the woods reveals for us a new edge: the edges of a fire, the edges of cold, the edge of an axe, the edge of the water, the edges of our hearing ability. How far can we push it until we snap? After which comes the declaration that I've had enough for the day or the weekend and retreating to the trailer for a DVD and some nachos. Often finding a particular edge and retreating for an hour into the trailer ends with an evening back outside, around the campfire, pushing the edges of wakefulness because of the warmth of the fire and the sounds of a guitar in the woods is just downright soothing of those nerves on the edge.







Come with me into the woods.


Below is a collection of photos and words from our various experiences.

SCENES IN NATURE
October Full Moon
Lone acorn
Sapsucker
Under the Canoe
Chasing turkeys
Monarch butterflies
Weekend in the Woods
November changes
New growth
Emerald Ash Borer
Autumn Reds
Ramps growing in the woods
Foraging for Ramps
toad
a tree falls in the woods
Arch Tree
woodland fungi
brown leaves and blue sky
the color of fungi
red berries
my girl in the woods
Autumnal Equinox



AIRSTREAM TRAILER LIFE
a bit of snow
Airstream in the Snow
Retreat Weekend - Fall 2009 
Bed & Breakfast - You make both!
Outdoor Furniture
Just an afternoon 
UFA
Outside Thanksgiving
unexpected selfie
cozy inside the trailer
relaxation
coffee made on the outside
Rare Fall View
time stood still


UNKNOWABLE THINGS IN THE WOODS
yellow yet transparent
geese, peanuts, and things unknowable
The Unknown - Not to sound too ominous or anything, but this is a little bit about what is unknown for this city-girl as she encounters adventure out in the woods.
noises and sounds in the dark of the woods
sounds from the woods


ART IN THE WOODS
Nature's Playground 
My concrete workspace 
Making Firestarters
Glittering Tree art
More tree art
Holiday Photo Shoot
her first floral arrangement
waning full moon
Holiday craft project


THE FIREPIT
Weekend Fire
Weekend Fire and Bare Trees
Firestarters and Hearts
Weekend Fire - July 2012
Mosquito netting
Hot potato
Memorial Day weekend
fire and rock
notes from the weekend
Autumn Woods


WHERE THE JEEP LEADS US
Views on logging
Wandering on a remote forest road
Beyond the Power Grid
Rasta Road
Rusk Country Trains
Officially a Jeep family
Murphy Flowage

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