Browsing All posts tagged under »Torch Lake Township«

Playing with light

February 16, 2010


Going to the laundromat is one of those things a person cannot avoid. I know. I’ve tried.  There are, however, good ways to use the downtime between Sort, Load and Fold, should a person be provident enough to bring a camera along.  Behold the Ice.  Can’t you just imagine what it must have been like […]

This table is reserved

February 15, 2010


Babs and I had made plans to meet for breakfast at Sonny’s this morning.  At the appointed hour—and there’s a miracle all by itself—I arrived. Babs was going in the door as I hit the parking lot. By the time I got to the table there was a cup of coffee for me, a Mountain […]

A deep map of Eastport

December 31, 2009


Just when you think there’s nothing to write about, a reader’s email starts a long chain of associations that leads you to William Least Heat-Moon’s PrairyEarth (a deep map).  The post isn’t written—not by a long shot—but you have some little ideas and no clue where they’ll lead.  Let’s begin with the email: Helping my […]

Wanted: vexillologist

September 27, 2009


The Cowboy, unclear on the concept and fresh from a scolding, felt that he was pretty good at vexing and volunteered for the job. However, a vexillologist, I have learned, is a flag expert, and that’s what I need. I have turned from puzzling over George Martin to puzzling over the design and provenance of […]

Orchard check

June 1, 2009


On our rounds we wander into orchards where we have permission to be and check on progress. So far so good, as far as I can tell–which isn’t very far. In place of clouds of blossoms there are tidy rows of trees leafed out in fresh green. Hard little cherries grow green on the branch.  […]

And sometimes loveliness falls in your lap

May 30, 2009


So yesterday was a busy day, what with all the things we’d put off all week, and we had to do laundry.  Off to the Wash Basket in Central Lake.  While the clothes tumbled in the dryer, Miss Sadie and the Cowboy took each other for a walk in the grass behind the building, and […]