Tuesday, June 30, 2015


About a week ago I found some strange scat right in the middle of driveway - it turned out to be fox poop.  The fox has been around lately, so no surprise.  But the other day, in the EXACT same spot, was this large dead snake.

Monday, June 29, 2015


this week's farmer's market trade: bread, garlic scapes, bok choi, lettuce

Sunday, June 28, 2015

the trimming

I had the neighbor kids trim down the forsythia hedge, which was half dead from the harsh winters.  It hasn't blossomed for the past few years, so I hope next year I will see the golden parade once again

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

R.I.P. Patrick Macnee

The Avengers was on TV when I was a kid and it was amazing - goodbye Patrick...such a dandy

I have a copy of this 45 they recorded

better hair than you

found a baby bluebird who had fallen from their birdhouse yesterday - he was very jumpy and the dogs were very interested in him, so  I safely returned him to the house

Thursday, June 25, 2015

berry season

the sign says cherries, but the table had strawberries

I ate a whole tub while driving

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

meet Waboose

Newest member of the Boss Bunny rabbit sanctuary - he came to us from a good home in Detroit who wanted a better home for him.  He had a rough start meeting the other bunnies. so I will keep them separated with chicken wire for a few days.  He is a small, lop eared boy with a very mellow temperament - Waboose has traditional Native American meaning, and I understand it's also a common word for Rabbit

Waboose, the Spirit Keeper of the North position on the Native American Medicine Wheel, is represented by the element of earth. Its mineral is alabaster. Its plant is the sweet grass. Its animal is the white buffalo. The color associated with Waboose is white. The season is winter. The time of day is midnight. The time of life is both the time when we are elders with the snow upon our heads and the time of life when we are newborns coming back into the world. Waboose directly influences all the moons in the northern quadrant

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

sky study #128

then a huge downpour came - June 18, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

senior jammers

I attended a funeral last weekend, and a trio of senior ladies performed classical music selections - they were excellent, and it's something you rarely see

the funeral was held at the stunning, 50s vintage Estes-Ledley Funeral Home in Lansing.  
Here is a telephone closet

the bathrooms had all of the original tile and porcelain

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Journey Forever

bestie Agnes, who lives in L.A. frequently sees Steve Perry at the grocery store, then manages to take pictures of him - here is his grocery cart

oh Sherry

...forgot something at the deli - she says he always wears the same outfit

Friday, June 19, 2015

sky study #127

driving home from Lansing June 14, 2015


Got a huge bolt of oilcloth so the farmers market table has one tablecloth instead of several.  They sent it simply wrapped in heavy duty plastic - LOVE

Monday, June 15, 2015

flowers and tea

this week's farmer's markets trades: lovely bouquet of flowers, spinach & arugula

and a very cleverly named package of stinging nettle tea

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

an uncommon sight

Rudy came in the other morning in rough shape - I think she may have either taken a fall or gotten in a fight.  She was walking slowly, was dirty and cried when I tried to pick her up.  So she slept it off for a day, right beside Mabel.  She is better, back outside and laying in the sun, and eating normally. The two cats generally hate one another, so this was interesting to see.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Stayed up watching another one of those infomercials selling boxed sets of old music - the live music footage is amazing, like this clip from Sly & the Family Stone

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Timothy brings a DTL

the rabbit double turkey leg, perfected by Timothy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

fruit stripe

representing at last Saturday's Farmer's Market

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

lil' tower of cheesa

Montasio stack from the top: Peppercorn, herbs de Provence and Rosemary

Monday, June 8, 2015

weirdest of them all

shell-less egg, with the start of a second egg on the small end of the Smurf hat. Can I get a WTF.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

the rhubarb frog

a little friend napping on a rhubarb leaf

Saturday, June 6, 2015

a lot of food is free

carb time: beautiful bread and cookies from Bay Bread, Traverse City

kale & tomatoes

and lettuce, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce and lettuce

Friday, June 5, 2015

lil' monsters

hoodie style at the Saturday Farmer's Market

dino raincoat

Thursday, June 4, 2015

yellow tags at the Salvation Army

thrift haul May 30: fancy Ralph Lauren bed skirt, blue shorts, vintage strawberry blank book, bar of Caswell & Massey "Damask Rose" soap, lightning bolt leggings

brand detail from the leggings - you know it

the little strawberry book wasn't as blank as I thought - somebody started keeping track of mileage on the first page

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


gooseberries in the orchard - gooseberry pie is common in the UK - they have a sour taste like rhubarb but remain green after baking

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Holman seedlings

Power gardener and ultra friend Laurie gave me a box of her home-started vegetables seedlings, as she so generously does each year.  This year's goodies: broccoli, tomatoes, eggplant, brussels sprouts, kale, and collard greens.