Walk in three-part harmony

April 10, 2016


Swamp pond with birch logs

Late on Thursday evening Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I were having a last walk before bedtime. It was dark, but I had a flashlight and they always carry their noses with them, so that was all right. We were getting to the part of the road that goes past the swamp.

When life gives you snow, make cheese sandwiches and think about Gardens, Guns and Grangers

April 7, 2016


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I had to read Daily Shot (the Garden&Gun blog - I read the post about the pimento cheese sandwich controversy at the Augusta National). Then I had to lie down for a little bit with some nice Michigan snow pressed to my brow.

Oh what a beautiful morning

April 5, 2016


Oh what a beautiful day

Oh what a beautiful day - I've got a beautiful feeling - Everything's going my . . .


Mama Nature’s little jokes

April 4, 2016


Babs Apr 3 - Mergansers

This week's Michigan Picture from Babs Young features some attractive mergansers sailing along on Torch Lake. Nice work, Babs - nice work, Mama Nature!

Happy Golden Anniversary, old friend

April 3, 2016


Indispensable tools

Certain tools are indispensable to the historian.  I staged the image below by way of illustration.  We could play one of those memory games where you look at the image for a little minute and then I whisk it away and hide it under a dish towel and you make a list of everything you remember, […]

Getting up waaaay too early

April 2, 2016


Mossy old tree in the woods

This morning sleep went missing. When that happens a person can lie there and think too many thoughts. A person can turn on the lamp and read in bed. Or a person can just say oh the heck with it and get up.