Browsing All Posts filed under »Letters from Andi«

Let there be light

March 4, 2016


Every day it grows lighter and lighter.  Last night we were up on the second ridge watching the sun set over Grand Traverse Bay–at 6:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  That gave us time to take a picture and still get home before dark.  Excellent.   This morning we dawdled about, luxuriating in the morning sunshine. […]

Marching on

March 3, 2016


Lots going on but I thought you should have this photo of a storm blowing across Grand Traverse Bay. You may recognize the volcanic formations along the shoreline. The photo is by Andi Laidlaw. The volcano is entirely Mama Nature's doing. Back soon.

Forecast: Heatwave, chance of whimsy

July 14, 2012


It is hot and sticky again. I am almost out of lemonade, and entirely out of ideas. Fortunately Bruce and Andi Laidlaw have been rummaging around in the archives again.

Another precinct heard from

February 11, 2012


Nothing like a little winter rivalry to bring out fence-painters in force, leaving me free to spend my time reading Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 to my Civil War veterans. (The part about the town of cats stirred them up.)

Wintry Mix for the Snowbirds

January 17, 2011


I know that all you snowbirds roosting in Florida and Alabama and Mexico want to see how winter is going up here.  This is your lucky day. The weekend inspired a flurry of emails from the photographers in the neighborhood. Katherine wrote: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!  It’s cold. With a high of 16 today, and it’s already 15.6, I […]

Pettable Bee

August 27, 2010


I was pondering a post that I very much feared would bore you to death when Bing! my Outlook announced the arrival of a new batch of mail. Right there on top was a present from Andi Laidlaw.  You are rescued. Andi is a minimalist. Her title is Coneflower and Bee. I am a maximalist, […]