Les Paul finds a hole

August 25, 2017

On our walk yesterday afternoon, lester was really excited about a hole in the ground that he found.  he never did find out what was down inside it, but he did enjoy himself thoroughly.  when it was over he was content to find cicadas emerging from the ground, chomping them up.  who knew that cicadas […]

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so many boat shenanigans, the day after the eclipse

August 23, 2017

as i’ve written about, something is always going wrong with our pontoon boat.  yes, it’s very old, but kevin replaced everything from the floor up several years ago, the pontoons are fine, in theory it is perfectly seaworthy.  lakeworthy. the issue is always the motor, which was always breaking down, and we replaced a couple […]

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the eclipse!

August 22, 2017

did you see it?  yesterday, at 1:18 p.m.?  that’s when it happened here, anyway… i wasn’t that enthusiastic about the eclipse, really, but yesterday morning as i was driving home from work, my friend jill told me that she had eclipse glasses.  i listened to the radio and somebody was saying that seeing a total […]

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wrapping up july with kitties, as the state fair is about to start…

August 6, 2017

how is that possible, anyway?  why does time speed by so much more quickly as i get older?  how is it that the fair is starting on thursday? it’s a strange day today; it’s usually hot and humid at the start of august but instead it’s cloudy and cool and i should be out running […]

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august already…

August 6, 2017

i can’t believe it’s August 8th, as the summer sprints along. here are a few outside photos from july. oh, that moon. can you spot the heron in there on the right? another evening of beautiful clouds. we had a big storm, and just as i was opening the screen door, this big branch fell […]

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corn

July 28, 2017

as i ran between the corn rows at the end of may, i thought it’d be interesting to take pictures of it as it grew. corn grows mighty fast around here. may 25th: June 2nd, just eight days later: June 8th, just six days after that! June 17th, a mere nine days later: June 24th, […]

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giant chicken!

July 27, 2017

the addition of the giant window was fantastic, but i’m in love with my new giant chicken.   lester, however, was nonplussed. here’s the view of the chicken from out new giant window. yeah, technically it is a rooster, but i like saying “giant chicken” better.  i was at menard’s early in july, and for […]

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a giant new window.

July 25, 2017

instead of taking a long trip this year, we installed new windows in the living room. this is what the big window used to look like…there’s a beautiful view of the lake, except for the big panel in the middle where there was a mirror.  plus the seal on the far left window was broken […]

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guest blog!

July 25, 2017

I woke up this morning to see that the lovely Tanja, from the site The Red Phone Box Travels, had posted my guest blog on her site!   Here it is.   Tanja is from Croatia, and writes about the wonderful places she’s visited; she is especially enamored of London, and has all kinds of interesting things to […]

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july!

July 24, 2017

here are three photos from the very beginning of july, such a very long time ago, it feels like. les, always stalking something down by the water. this is a beautiful new tiny tree i bought on impulse.  it’s called a Duranta, and i just read on wikipedia that although it is cultivated in some […]

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