Today Eagle and I biked from our house to our friend’s house near the Arboretum. I thought the ride was an easy peasy 3 miles. It was 5 miles each way (8 km); we got a good second ride of the season in! Flying wheels cruising down the bike highway curving round the lake hugging […]Read more
1 Brush 4 Every Tree?
Eagle gets full credit for this one. As we entered the car after visiting the library last week they said, “Do you see that?” “See what?” They pointed, “On the tree.” Something was perfectly camouflaged, if anything was there at all. I got out of the car and stood. “There’s nothing there.” “There is,” Eagle […]Read more
2 Blooms or not 2 Blooms?
Best year for our peony shrub in a decade! Due to Nature’s rain and snow? A few sprinkles with the hose? Not sure what makes abundant blooms. Was it too dry past years? Pruning too much in the autumn? Well, in 2023 we are very happy to see it flourishing after the scant two bloom […]Read more
May 2023 Haiku Poetry Challenge
Thank you poets, for a wonderful, rich response to the prompt “waterfall of stars,” a phrase by novelist David Robertson. I’ve enjoyed reading your poems with myriad themes inspired by his phrase. Gracias, poetas, por tus respuestas ricas y maravillosas a “cascada estrellar” frase por el novelista David Robertson. Disfruté de leer tus poemas con […]Read more
May 2023: Destination Flowering Crabapple Trees
My good friend and I walked at the Arboretum last Saturday. The timing was fabulous for flowering crabapple trees, and the swan song of the magnolias. Last weekend was also prom. Giggling young women in gargantuan heels and strappy cocktail dresses hiked unsteadily into the garden to take photos with their friends. Guys in elegant […]Read more
May 7 Book Launch: Gulf of Mexico Adventure
I have so much to tell you, I’ve published more articles this week because of a lively weekend. Sunday was a lovely literary event at Barnes and Noble in West Madison. They have a generous space for book readings. Our audience was a friendly 40 people on a beautiful sunny day (2 1/2 were my […]Read more