Monthly Archives: April 2011

From lizards to cardinals to us (havin’ fun Georgia-style)

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Except for those ten minutes cowering in the bathroom at 1:45 a.m., we’re having a swell time in Georgia.

Except for a few moments last night, we’re enjoying our visit with Barry’s parents near Athens, Georgia.  To be exact, we’re staying in a locale called Watkinsville.  His folks moved to Georgia from northern Michigan (not the Upper Peninsula–the north part … Continue reading

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“If your flight doesn’t take off today, it will probably be one week until you can fly again.”

Kathy and Barry arrived at the Houghton County Airport (CMX in case you’re looking up airport codes) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula yesterday afternoon.  Their first boarding passes declared they were bound for ORD.  (As some of you might know, ORD … Continue reading

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Eyes in the woods

Branch in the woods…claw in the woods? Spring song of pussywillows Veil of trees in the dim underworld of the woods Tiny unfurling lupine. Not much bigger than your thumb. Last year’s green spruce needles in this year’s spring puddle … Continue reading

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Hunting for eggs today? How about scavenging for photos?

Happy Easter, everyone!  While everyone else eats their delicious Easter dinner and hunts for multi-pastel-colored Easter eggs and goes to church to say “Christ is risen!” and opens cards with bunnies carrying baskets…I am going to play a little different … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! It snowed! (again…)

The Silver River On our road Snowy ice on aspen Snow on the red red maple buds Looking bleary-eyed off the deck into the woods Looking bleary-eyed outside the kitchen window this morning. I am so puzzled by WordPress lately.  … Continue reading

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Heaven on earth (Good Friday & Earth Day musings)

When you look up Heaven on earth It’s an overcast morning.  The skies are gray with weeping clouds.  (Although the clouds have been overwhelmed by a rising sun and the sky looks orange behind that eastern spruce tree outside the … Continue reading

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Here today; gone tomorrow

 In a small town, everybody knows everybody.  OK, that’s not true.  We don’t know everybody.  But you know that so-and-so is related to so-and-so, and that everyone is connected and interconnected in hundreds of ways. You don’t dare scowl about … Continue reading

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Please avert your eyes if you do not have a strong constitution.

  I mean a strong constitution for snow in the middle of April.  If you’re totally in love with spring–and averse to any interruption to the blooming of daffodils–please quickly dash to another blog.  There are no daffodils hiding in … Continue reading

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“Barry, I’m never going to blog again.” Yeah, right.

Day 1.  April 8.  “Barry, I’m never going to blog again.”  (Barry rolls his eyes, but does not disagree.  Good husband.) Day 2.  April 9.  “Barry, I’m really enjoying not blogging.  Not having to take pictures.  This is great.  It … Continue reading

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