Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

The perfect time to run away from home

As I poured myself a cup of coffee this morning my husband mentioned he thought it would be a GREAT morning to clean out our closet.

I looked out the window at freshly fallen snow and bright blue skies and thought “this guy is whack!”  It’s a sunny Saturday.

When hubby went into the bathroom I quickly ran away….right out of the back door and into the woods.  Not a mature move, but a good move.

By the time I headed home a lot of the snow was melting and the skies had clouded over. My run away was perfectly timed.

Male House Finch and Goldfinch

A Downy Woodpecker

My favorite tree. Last January a raccoon peeked out of this tree when I was taking a picture.

Melting snow. My run away was perfectly timed.


28 responses

  1. Wow–you got some great stuff out there! So did Mr. Jon get that closet cleaned out whil you were soaking up all the beauty and fresh air? (Love your new pic, pretty girl!)

    January 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  2. melissakoski

    No sir, he didn’t clean the closet. I’m trying to get him to take me out to dinner b/c I THOUGHT about cleaning the closet. He doesn’t think I’m cute. (:

    Thanks for the picture compliment. (:

    January 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  3. What guy EVER suggests cleaning the closet? Ever??? :-) Good choice! I miss running away to the woods in Oliver Woods, too. (Your posts always make me wax nostalgic). Lovely shots. Very wintery!!

    January 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • melissakoski

      He has the weirdest suggestions I tell you Lisa. (: He’s a neat freak and I’m a walking dust bin of unorganization. (lazy) It wasn’t too cold either..mid thirties. Our winter moments sure have been limited this year.

      January 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  4. I’m with him on this one, sis. I wouldn’t have cleaned it out either once the offer was so harshly rejectd by the runaway bride; and probably would’t be inclined to take you out to dinner. If I were him I’d call a spontaneous poker party somewhere.

    January 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    • melissakoski

      I didn’t think he’d clean it because HIS part is neat (:

      He’s taking me out to dinner. He didn’t notice I even ran away from home….and once it got cloudy I started cleaning. I just found your birthday card in there- not even kidding.

      January 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      • Please send me my birthday card before you have to have the exterminator comes spray your side of the close, will ya? thanks. I’m running away to White Rock for my run. Yaw have a great evening whatever you do, dahling!

        January 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  5. You should have called him after you were gone for awhile and said “don’t pay the ransom, honey, I’ve escaped”. :-)

    Melissa, those are awesome pictures. Worth running away for. :-) xo

    January 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bob. I need your help with this closet …all the shelves are super tall and I’m just over 5ft. No wonder its a mess. lol xoxo

      January 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      • Since I am 6 ft tall, I would love to help, dearest one, but I don’t do closets. LOL. Of course, I could always be sweet-talked into helping, but there is this problem of my location. Maybe you could bring the closets here?? LOL!! xoxo

        January 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  6. Amy

    Love the pictures! Mine wanted to organize under the bathroom sink…my thought was who ever looks there? The closets can wait until winter finally arrives!

    January 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    • melissakoski

      (: It’s those hidden dad-like qualities… Luckily I organized all the bathrooms during the week or I’m sure that would have been on the priority list.

      January 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  7. Hahaha u have made me laugh…and so worth it for super photos…if it wasn’t funny to u, soz…and it’s not good to miss sunshiny days…i tried to g+1 your post and it gets confused with facebk.

    January 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Wollypark. I’ll check out the g+1 widget later and see what’s up with that. (: Thaks for stopping by!

      January 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  8. Wow, gorgeous photos! I really enjoyed seeing these – thanks for sharing!

    January 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Dounia! Love your blog, looks like similar landscape. Your life sounds intriguing!

      January 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

  9. love them all, keep up the great work :)

    January 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks much (:

      January 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  10. I can just picture you dashing out the door – well worth it!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • melissakoski

      It really was Julie (: I imagine you’d have to be tripping over all sorts of critters and fencing to make your escape.

      January 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  11. Aunt Lee

    I LOVE that you ran away! You definitely have your priorities straight…

    January 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Aunt Lee… closet nearly done now with many many distractions in between progress. Love you!

      January 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

  12. Ciao, great idea, smart woman, me,l run away when its my turn for the car, washing and ironing can always wait….blue skies are calling and we can’t resist. love the bird pics, ciao Lynne

    January 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

    • melissakoski

      Hey Lynn, thanks. I’m a big procrastinator. Ciao!

      January 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

  13. Lovely pictures – sometimes something impulsive like this brings the most wonderful surprises. I especially like the picture of the bracket fungi on the tree filled with snow.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Jackie. We don’t get to see the sun much during our winter months and I guess it made me impulsive. (: I’ve been thinking of you and the undrinkable water since the flood. Glad to see the baby giraffe is well!

      January 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

  14. Another breath of fresh air! Love your new look.

    January 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Sheila! It was refreshing to take off (:

      January 30, 2012 at 11:52 am


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