humor, Outdoors

Anita’s, and Earth’s Autumn To Do Lists

“The hose is put away.”  I crossed off the task on my Autumn To Do list. One done and a bazillion to go. Luckily the Midwest “second summer” temperatures coaxed the hose stretched across the lawn from rigid to pliable. I wound it into a storable coil and heaved it into the sidelined wheelbarrow parked… Continue reading Anita’s, and Earth’s Autumn To Do Lists

Backyard Birds, Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

Otherwise Known As Thieving Critter

“That thieving critter raided the bird feeder again last night,” I complained to Mike who had heard me call the raccoon, thieving critter, so often that for a moment he thought it a subspecies of the northern raccoon rather than the pesty, aggravating backyard pest.  I baffled the feeders, sprayed the perimeter with coyote urine,… Continue reading Otherwise Known As Thieving Critter

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors, Uncategorized

Dear Summer, It’s You, Not Me

Dear Summer, It wasn’t easy for me to accept the end of our relationship. You’re the one who chose to leave. It’s you, not me! I may no longer have you in my life, but I have the memories. We'd plan our day. Would we bike familar paths? Photo by Philipp M on Pexels.com We… Continue reading Dear Summer, It’s You, Not Me

Backyard Birds, Everyday Epiphany, Family, humor, Outdoors

A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction

I appreciated the Great Blue Heron's stateliness less so the next morning. The majestic Great Blue Heron skimmed over Crystal Lake’s surface and perched on a mat of milfoil. I raised my binoculars and studied his slate blue feathers, agile curved neck, and graceful stride. After docking our pontoon, I snapped and tied the canvas… Continue reading A Wild Goose Chase Of A Great Blue Heron Eviction

Everyday Epiphany, Family, Health, humor, Writing

Sitting Situations

“What are we doing?” I asked Mike. I plopped down into the redwood cushioned chair on the front porch, a low wooden table between us. I’d watered the planters, weeded around the sitooterie, and refilled the hummingbird feeders. Before embarking on my next task, I checked with Mike to see if he had plans in… Continue reading Sitting Situations