April 15, 2016

Back downtown this morning, the sign in front of Station Street Pub caught my eye: "Cod, perch, tilapia, shrimp." 

 

Must be Friday.

 

And yes our little town has one of the oldest shrines in the United States and a well-known Catholic church.

 

We all have our little claims...

April 9, 2016

I found Lady quite beautiful this morning against the background of the onion snow, which blew down hard and fast last night. And the onion snow was still sticking around this morning, at least for a few hours.

 

Our family's mutt loves the snow and she reveled in it thi...

March 22, 2016

The runner turned the corner ahead of us in the predawn, then swung north across the side rail separating town from the wildness of the town pond.

 

I am used to rambling off into the pre-dawn or near dawn by myself once I reach the edge of town.

 

Not so much any more. Fo...

March 11, 2016

Squabbling robins barrel rolled

    through the barely budding brush

      by the side rail, formerly a trail

        above the south old clay pit

 

Sounded like kids arguing

   over a bouncing ball

 

But that came later

   (In medias res

...

February 7, 2016

Changes come, inevitably.

 

Changes always come with a push-pull: a push to reach the new, a pull back to the famiiar.

 

Thought of that this morning, how the pair of geese on the town pond looked so moronic trying to walk on the ice of the south old clay pit.

 

I think...

January 1, 2016

As Lady and I looked at the ice forned overnight in the protected southeast corner of the south old clay pit, it occured to me that we might actually have enough ice by tomorrow morning to test walking on it.

 

I wasn't sure we would see that this winter h...

December 10, 2015

When I find it is a week or more between Rambles, I know I am too busy.

 

Tis the season for that.

 

Between hunting--goose, duck, deer--and traveling to hunting spots, fishing--perch, mainly--and traveling to fishing spots, family stuff--kids performances, cutting the Chr...

November 23, 2015

Lady draws inspiration from the snow. When I took her out the first time on Saturday in the snow, she literally leaped around and twirled nearly a 360 in the air.

 

It has continued. Here even a couple days later, she is still franatically rooting in the snow, pawing it...

November 12, 2015

A crow labored into the wind.

 

And I mean labored. It was flying west across the north old clay pit. As Lady, our family's mutt, and I crossed the side rail separating town from the wildness of the town pond, I spotted the lone crow and figured I could have walked faste...

October 30, 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats came on last night as I swung to take one of my back-way deer routes.

 

I've had a deer route almost everywhere I've lived. This route cut along a river by some landscaping fields, so the deer have virtually no hunting pressure.

 

The...

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