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Pots of preparedness

February 23, 2014


So there I was working on my Errands List when ny cellphone muttered.  Neighbor Nannette was calling to say that she had acquired the flowerpot we needed for an important scientific experiment–and that she was going to make Reuben sandwiches for supper. Would I care to . . . ?  I believe I was knocking […]

Preserving the Wilkinson house one geranium at a time

February 12, 2014


Loraine Mottern is at it again.  Every year about this time she distributes the annual geranium order form.  She posts it in store windows and on the community bulletin boards at the Eastport Post Office and the Eastport Market.  She sends persuasive press releases to all the newspapers.  It has crossed my mind that if Loraine’s determination […]

Three Friends

April 8, 2013


Babs outdid herself with the weekly Michigan Pic. If you click it for a fullsize view I believe you will be able to count the feathers. Looks like a real harbinger of spring to me. So then I got to thinking about what a satisfactory weekend it had been, braided with friends and small adventures, […]

Breakfast at the Torch Lake Cafe Saturday – You come too.

April 5, 2013


As everyone Around Here knows by now, Chris and Sonny divided the Torch Lake Market in two and put both sides up for lease. Then they went on vacation. All winter snow piled up in the parking lot and I mourned. However. On Saturday morning at 8 am the Torch Lake Cafe will reopen. I […]

Work in progress

February 22, 2013


Extraordinary things happen in our little township. In fact they happen so frequently as to be . . . almost ordinary. On my way up to the second ridge to commune with the wolves, which is a whole ‘nother story all by itself, I happened to pass a new construction zone. This is good news, […]

Wolf Cubs, Tiger Cubs, Bear Cubs, Webelos and the Pinewood Derby

March 19, 2012


I tell you, there's nothing so humbling to the amateur photographer as trying to cover a sporting event—and I say this as one who has been humbled in every conceivable way, photographically speaking. Nevertheless, I persevere. Next up, the Pinewood Derby.