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Nature Walk 2: Splashing through the Swamp

July 5, 2016

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My neighbor Tommy is fleet as a deer. He can leap from hummock to hummock without getting wet. He also possesses a very good sense of direction and an intrepid friend named Anabelle. Perfect. Off we went into the depths of mystery.

Nature Walk 1: Summer Road

July 2, 2016

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The roadsides are full of flowers and critters and the occasional berry. The bluff is covered with equisedum, an ancient life form that crowds out practically everything else, but has somehow made space for the wild rose. Those wild roses have grown in Michigan for a long time, too.

A little rain in June is a good thing

June 8, 2016

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Fungi in the woods, the swamp at its best, and a couple of happy dogs.

A new exhibit at Mama Nature’s Gallery

June 2, 2016

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Babs told me that a whole flock of new sculptures had migrated to the Walk of Art over at the Elk Rapids Day Park, so on Tuesday Louan and I went to see them. Above: Louan really liked the stone and wrought metal Garden Piece by Wendell Heers and Scott Lankton and For Wendell Heers by […]

Camping out on Verdant Ground, with presents!

April 28, 2016

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Yesterday I delivered an Aldo Leopold-style bench to Verdant Ground so that I will have something to sit on while I watch Sue Swain and Shirley Johns renovate the guest cabin on the property. I have a particular interest in this enterprise.

Two Naughty Kitties and a Delinquent Blogger: A Secret Post

April 22, 2016

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Babs asked if I would feed and pet Selene and Hecate when she was over in Leland. I would. I overslept.