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OK, Babs is in Key West – but Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I went to the beach

February 29, 2016


Many people Around Here look forward to the weekly Michigan Picture from Babs. Except when she goes to Key West in February. It's probably obvious that Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I are not in Key West. We did, however, go to the beach.

As the lake turns

February 26, 2016


Due to an error in judgment, I listened to various sound bites from last night’s “debate.”  At least I know better than to have a television.  When the din threatened to overwhelm me, I turned to contemplating the Great Lakes.  Collectively they are the largest body of fresh surface water in the world.  They are larger […]

Some days are just better than other days

February 19, 2016


We had a good walk under blue skies. We found the Bay right where it's supposed to be. We even found some lichen to show Mr. Tootlepedal. Finally, I discovered my dilemma before we headed home.


July 15, 2014


We’ve been having company. One weekend our guest was Elizabeth Lurie, who unaccountably enjoys walks with the Disreputable Duo. That is how she came to take a picture of Miss Sadie and me at the Torch Bay Nature Preserve.   We started off on a brisk and breezy morning that warmed right up. The kind […]

Giant fishflies, green flowers, and a furry Cyclops

July 6, 2014


We have been seeing unusual things recently, and a surprising number of them are green at least part of the time.  This is quite shocking, as we had grown accustomed to unrelieved shades of white and gray. One morning I found a large insect hiding out on the side of the house.  She was about […]

Summer arrives: A ghost town, a princess, excellent treats and the return of Stone Circle

June 18, 2014


Apology and explanation The apology part: I did not get a post up about the Wilkinson Summer Lecture series when I should have (the flyer is here). In spite of my dereliction, there was a good audience on Monday for Paul Delange’s talk about Comfort, Michigan, a ghost town on the abandoned rail line between […]