bilingual, Chile, Humor, Living Abroad, Spanish Culture and Language

Joke’s on Me 2

Learning to converse in another language keeps me humble. Beginning with English, as a child I made up funny words. I’d call the small blue round Midwestern fruit, bluebodies. My dad’s bluebody pancakes still are a family favorite. In first year high school Spanish, I wanted to say, “I’m embarrassed” Tengo vergüenza. Instead I said, “I’m pregnant.” Estoy […]

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Humor, Nature, photography

Ice Fishing Leaves Boat House Forlorn

Ice fishing is alive and well in 2022; nearly the perfect sport for the times! It’s outdoors, you can set up a private shelter and socialize with people whose vaccine status match yours.* Drink your favorite beverages and eat salty snacks as you wait for the fish to bite. *Irony, because we have friends and […]

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Humor, Nature

Should I Wear a Kevlar Vest?

Wonderful walk at the Arboretum last Saturday, when we came upon this mysterious sign. Seems that frolicking deer are out of control. Or is it we humans? We stayed on the trail, as recommended. Next time we’ll wear orange coats! How would you react to the sign? Are there many deer near where you live? […]

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Humor

Happy Holidays from 7 Famous Characters!

So many inflatable holiday decorations, so little time… Last weekend Eagle and I had a “Stop the car, must photograph” dual moment in Minneapolis. First it was a snowy baby Yoda, then the cast of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, including the Abominable Snowman! I hope these will make you smile, even if Christmas is […]

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Humor

Baby Yoda Wishes You Happy Holidays

At times, yard “crime” gets me to pull over, hit the brakes, and leap out of the car. Last year it was the 20 ft high Grinch. This year, Eagle and I were on the west side of town, when we saw a green, pointy eared character with a candy cane staff by the side […]

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Humor, Nature, photography

1 Shelf for a Large Tome

Wisconsin seems to specialize in shelf mushrooms. I’ve seen smaller ones in Minnesota and north of Madison, but this beauty takes the cake! We found it hiking in Lake Farm Park here in Wisconsin. Do many mushrooms grow on trees in your neck of the wood? Thanks for stopping by this Saturday! ¡Olé! –Rebecca This […]

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