Wednesday, March 31, 2010
There's an election April 6 and you can bet this week's Letters column is a hoot.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ahem. Friend and I, not all that old but experienced in life, were talking about pleasure, and when all is said and done, good eatin' is the one pleasure that never fails. In spring, whether one is young or not, one's fancy turns to thoughts of asparagus quiche, roasted asparagus, asparagus raw, sauteed, or steamed, asparagus pasta. I recommend using Baby Swiss cheese for a delectable result, and put the asparagus, once you steam it, on a layer of sliced spring onions if you can. Try as I might I couldn't get this photo right-side-up; must be the planets today.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) are very common one-inch-long "chorus frogs." Only the males sing, thousands of them, all night every night, and it sounds like "sweet sweet"; some say it sounds like jingle bells. Occupying "semi-permanent wetlands" like the approximately-one-acre Secret Pond, their music is among the earliest and therefore most thrilling signs of spring.
One night a few years ago I was listening to them with a friend and said, "I wonder what they are saying." My friend knew: "They're saying: Love me. Love me."
Thursday, March 4, 2010
But today, just before everything goes green (we hope), I tromped through the brushy slope of rugged land just south of the cabin for the first time in a couple of years, looked hard, and retrieved three missing suet cages in various stages of decay. I plan on marking them with neon-orange tape so that when raccoons make off with them they won't take four years for me to find. Needless to say they were all very very suet-free.
Monday, March 1, 2010
-max out the credit card on bling, spa visits, facelift & lingerie
-max out the credit card in
-max out the credit card at Pacific Guns & Archery
-buy a Jaguar and let them repo it in a month or two
-play hooky from everything
-go get checked for Alzheimer’s
-go on a bourbon bender and paint the town red
But then – just yesterday I saw this daffodil, about 2 inches out of the earth. And now I can wait!