Monthly Archives: June 2007

Cluck!

Last night, about an hour before dark, a turkey hen was walking around the yard in back of the house. She was “clucking”, which is turkey-talk for “assemble”, as I understand it. She kept it up for about 45 minutes, … Continue reading

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News of the Weird

The headline in the morning paper is “Caterpillars take over Rocky Arbor Park, DNR closes it“. And we thought we had trouble when the flatlanders invaded every summer.

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Trees, Goths and Dogs

Yesterday was a beautiful day in almost every respect — sunny, low-humidity, cool. It was a perfect summer day — almost. The wind was blowing through at about 25 mph most of the day, and it brought down a poplar … Continue reading

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Zoned

We were all a bit zoned out yesterday afternoon. The weather is hot and muggy, which no doubt explains the cat, but it is not as clear why Michael and I were zoned, too. Michael and I spent the late … Continue reading

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Game

The deer and I played a game last night — hide and seek. The deer come to the edge of the woods every evening — the line where the woods transitions to deer grass — and chow down. I was … Continue reading

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Firefly

I went outside last night because I heard helicopters flying over — the house is under the military flight path from Chicago to Fort McCoy, and courier flights pass over from time to time — and I was rewarded with … Continue reading

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Caved

I called Jack Roller, who built my house, this morning and asked him to price out central air. I’m an outside person, I don’t like being confined, and I can’t wait, every spring, for the weather to warm up enough … Continue reading

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Meadow

The meadow west of the house, along the tree line, is in spring bloom today, and I took Michael down to see it earlier this morning.

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Night

Chris, a close friend of twenty years’ standing, has a rare form of cancer and underwent 17 hours of surgery about three weeks ago. The surgery is so invasive — the best way the I can put it is that … Continue reading

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Pridefest

Milwaukee is throwing Pridefest this weekend, and Michael and I ventured forth today, with Bob Mitchell. We went to lunch at an Indian restaurant before going down — Pridefest food, like all “event” food, borders on the terrible — and … Continue reading

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