Report from the back roads

Posted on April 23, 2011


There is hardly anything I like better than wandering around on dirt roads in Antrim County. Thanks to the grids laid out in the early days, it’s practically impossible to get lost. It is entirely possible to get stuck and have a long walk home, but the roads are drying out nicely. Yesterday was a not-getting-stuck day.

The bees have returned to the orchards, which are still bare. The bees sounded cranky. (I told you we shoulda stayed in Florida another week!) We stayed in the car.

The daffodils are blooming over at the iris farm on Farrell Road.

No daffodils bloom here anymore, but in another month the surrounding orchards will be fragrant.

You just never know what will happen at this time of year. You might wish to be wary.

But we’re tamer than we look. There are astonishing surprises everywhere, especially when a person has imperfect control over her rudimentary photo software.

I hope your weekend is full of good surprises and free of getting-stuck.