Browsing All posts tagged under »Dutchmen’s breeches«

Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

April 20, 2016


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I say spring arrived on May 18

June 3, 2014


It certainly wasn’t very springlike on May 2, when it snowed.  The snow melted practically as fast as it landed, but that was probably because I threatened it with a welding torch.  It wasn’t very springlike on May 5, when plenty of ice bobbed about in the Bay.  It wasn’t even our ice.  It was the ice from […]


April 16, 2012


It has been an April sort of day, with thick clouds spitting rain on the spring flowers and on Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and me. We made one circuit of Eden Shores and came to a decision. It would be prudent to move away from the trees that creaked and twisted in the wind. We […]

Moonset at dawn

April 8, 2012


On Saturday morning Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I were up early. At dawn the full moon would set over Grand Traverse Bay just as the sun rose over the drumlins, and we would be there. We gathered our provisions and trotted across the road. Would there be too much cloud cover? No, there would […]

Bright little details

May 6, 2011


I thought you might enjoy a little splash of sunshine on this cloudy Friday. All of them made me smile earlier this week.

Pineapple, poetry and Grampa’s Log

April 5, 2010


Think of this as a little spring concerto played on bongos accompanied by the first and perhaps the last of the Dutchmen’s breeches . . .   Part I, written on Sunday, in which Pineapple appears I’m invited out to dinner.  My contribution is in the oven, and a little glass of pineapple juice is at […]