“Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” ― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs Mary Oliver you’re wrong, you’re dead (may you rest in peace), & you’re dead wrong about any Spring advancing this … Continue reading This Is Not Advancement
The view to the south……….. The view to the north…………. And off to the side in the woods…………. This puffball fatty is about 9 inches in diameter so far. We’ll see how far it gets. Summer is coming to a close. And the Bears are playing the Packers today, so my neighbor has his big … Continue reading and the beans go on…….
(Elva grain elevator, DeKalb County, Illinois) The other day I ran across an ad from an insurance brokerage firm (I’m guessing they’re located in Kansas). The ad was aimed at agricultural workers, specifically people whose work involved grain elevators. It was a lengthy ad selling life insurance. The ad began with………… “If you go to … Continue reading ! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger !
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As Munchie & I stood outside the barn door this morning, we saw what looked like hundreds of geese flying low overhead. “No!” I yelled at them, “You’re flying the wrong way! It’s October, turn around!” (They were flying north.) Driving the truck north down the road later this morning, in the rain, I saw … Continue reading Some Claim Their Leftovers Before Black Friday………
“The wind comes across the plains not howling but singing. It’s the difference between this wind and its big-city cousins: the full-throated wind of the plains has leeway to seek out the hidden registers of its voice. Where immigrant farmers planted windbreaks a hundred and fifty years ago. it keens in protest; where the young … Continue reading It’s That Time……….
Today was a case of “Don’t believe even 2 cents worth of what ya read on the internet.” Beautiful day out today, tho not really a September day. Very warm. Very humid. More like late July or early August. I set out for a relatively tiny local township cemetery based on an article I read … Continue reading Is the Internet Even Worth Two Cents?