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I seem to be reluctant to accept the inevitable advent of the winter/rainy season, even though it is spectacularly muddy at my house*, the Ridge is adorned with giant puddles […]

When I stumbled out of bed in the early morning darkness, I could smell wood smoke through the screen door on the balcony. I thought it was too early and […]

Entrenched

‘Memba Mark’s winter trenching project? It has reared its ugly head again. It was a sunny Sunday, and I was watching hummingbirds buzzing around the garden and two yellow butterflies […]

Touring

I put on my tour guide hat the next day and took our visitors to the Village. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places, and appears […]

Birthday Week

Good mail day So far, I’m favorably impressed with the lead up to my birthday this year. I’ve enough bad birthdays lately ($400 vet bill; 12 hour work day followed […]

If you think May is too late in the year for power outages, I agree with you. But we would both be wrong. Derby Day dawned bright and sunny, but […]

Monday was a holiday, and while it was nice to have a long weekend, it was (of course) a stormy one. The wind howled around the house, and watching the […]

Stormy

Stormy Seas On Fridays, it makes me happy to know that my siblings are happily asleep as I jolt workwards down the muddy driveway in the early morning darkness. The […]

Rained In

Megan and I had grand plans to see the Bolshoi Ballet performing “Sleeping Beauty”, but Mother Nature had other plans. The appointed day dawned dark and dreary, and as the […]

Muddy

I finally got around to clearing up the worst of the storm damage around my house. Several good-sized limbs had been removed from trees, and a couple of smallish trees […]

Fine

On a sunny Saturday morning, Megan and I headed to the Big Town to see the fine woodworking show. Rob, who is a pretty fine woodworker himself, was unable to […]

Sun & Moon

Cheers! Megan wakes up after her long night shifts on Thursday afternoons, and I get home from my day shift just a little later than that, so we decided to […]

The sadness of losing my much-loved Roscoe at the end of the old year carried into the new year. A year later, I still can’t believe that his remarkable presence […]

...To the Redwoods

The Ancient Trees Instead of taking the left turn off the bridge which connects Highways 1 and 128, we went right, toward Anderson Valley, where the vines were sleeping their […]

BBQ Party

The Orchard After the delights of the circus, we headed over to show Ben the delights of the family estate. As an engineer, he was fascinated with the solar arrays, […]

Back in Black

And it’s back…darkness, my old friend. Yesterday, I noticed that there were high beams conditions as I left for work at 6 am. Unfortunately for Me, it was also the […]

Uneventful Birthday

I am pleased to announce that my birthday this year was uneventful. Maybe it’s getting older, or maybe it’s because my birthdays have been on the disastrous side over the […]

Early Morning Rain

Hi! It’s 4:30 am! Want to take one guess why I’m up at this ridiculous hour? You’re right. Of course it’s Audrey. I tried to ignore her relentless pounding at […]

Artfully

I met Megan and Rob after work one evening. They were accompanied by the ever-adorable Star and Stella. In fact, Stella was walking Megan as I came out of the […]

Powerless

Look Out! I woke up this morning to the wind chimes singing a warning, that cheery harbinger of uncheery power outages to come. I put on the heat while I […]