- Cozy house with high ceilings and grand windows that gave me room to expand…
- Cozy bed in which I dreamed I was flying over Northern Michigan, all black trees below.
- Real cooks kitchen, with a sharp knife and everything else at hand.
- Freezer of endless bounty
- Artists who have been here before me, for all the work on the walls that made me see the landscape in new ways.
- The lake, a body of wonder! It helped me get in the head of a character seeing the sea for the first time.