Category Archives: Spring


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Ice out!

The ice finally went out of the lake a couple days ago, May 1. That is the latest since we began coming here in 1991. What a weird spring! Let us review our history of the lake. The sounds of … Continue reading

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Smokey update.

He was discharged on Friday with a long list of follow-up appointments. Feels fine, slightly better than when he went in. Basic questions remaining to be answered: why prostate so enlarged, why hemoglobin so low. All other symptoms stemmed from … Continue reading

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To those of you posting photos of your crocus.

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A little domesticated spring.

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Spring progresses slowly… like democracy.

This first set of photos was taken a month ago. Clockwise from upper left: the elderberry is beginning to sprout leaves; “I’m ready for my close-up, Ms. Kat”; the swamp maple in bloom; fishing, not something I would chose to do, … Continue reading

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Spring progresses.

Those hepaticas I showed you last week are opening. These were six feet away. They come in shades varying form nearly white to nearly purple. This is what they will look like when fully open. (Photo from a past year.) … Continue reading

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Spring progress, pt. 2.

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Spring progress.

    Gardening in the Upper Midwest can be challenging. Of course, every region has its own particular challenges but ours seem especially annoying in the spring. I see other bloggers post pictures of their crocuses and snowdrops and even … Continue reading

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Images of spring.

  The wood ducks were passing through last weekend.   It was difficult to count them because they kept doing this and disappearing under the water.   I spotted this today. For a second I thought it was a maze … Continue reading

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