Browsing All posts tagged under »Deer«

Tiger and the 8 point buck

November 15, 2012


I am in receipt of a valuable contribution in honor of St. Venison’s Day.  Weatherman Bruce Laidlaw writes: You seemed skeptical about my report of a deer herd within Ann Arbor. Considering your recent experience with a suicidal deer, I thought I would give you some evidence of the herd.  Yesterday morning, I let the […]

Supper at the Polish Hacienda, followed by unjust desserts

November 5, 2012


Summer People ask us what life is like Around Here when they're gone. Well, we say, it's pretty normal. Louan called on Sunday--this would be last Sunday, not the Sunday we had yesterday. Did I want to go have a Polish dinner in Elk Rapids?

Sneaking up on autumn

October 8, 2009


It has not been a splashy autumn, and I am getting grumpy about it. I did find one spot on Essex Road that came off fairly well even on a grey blustery day. On my way back to the Writing Studio and Bait Shop I spotted one of those silly deer statues on the neighbor’s […]

Letters from Bruce: Tiger in the garden

April 27, 2009


Bruce Laidlaw, a/k/a the Weatherman, is painting the fence today. He writes:  Tiger is a big strong cat who is only allowed outside on a leash. Even in the fenced garden he must be supervised because fences only slow him down slightly. On Friday morning, he was poking around in the garden when a deer was […]

Spring progresses – the good, the bad and the stinky

April 10, 2009


There were wild turkeys in the driveway when I got up this morning. One big tom strutted about in full display for the hens. Look at me I’m just so gorgeous. He was so comical I missed the photo but they’ll be back. Our walk took us into the drumlins behind the Writing Studio & […]

Public access

January 21, 2009


This morning we had a lovely walk and stopped to admire the Bay.  There I was, leashes looped on one wrist, YakTrax planted firmly, camera to nose, trying to capture the view, when the deer came bounding along just below the crest of the bluff.  And another.  And another.  At least half a dozen of […]