Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We have to stand very still, because if they see us, they immediately submerge--never to be seen again . . . until the next time, anyway, which could be a week or longer. But the amazing ability of a small mammal to fell a tree is greatly admired by the people who live at our house.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
You need to look closely to see him perched on the newspaper that was one of many (maybe six or seven) things we used to steer him clear of the window. Nothing helped for more than an hour.
Recently a friend told me she is having the same experience at a window in her house. As one of my former neighbors, and a serious birdwatcher/bird lover, commented to me back in '08, "This may be Darwinism being lived out right in your backyard. That bird (and his over-reactive instincts) should probably not be able to find a mate."
The poem is irreverent, so please don't read it if you think you will need to report me to the Audubon Society, as a result. But it is National Poetry Month! Nobody says it has to be good poetry. Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe.
Who’s that knocking on my window?
And slowly I am going crazy.
Or other means of silencing, like
But still the eerie sound continues,
Friday, April 12, 2013
|Entire table (it's very low, like a coffee table)|
|Every tile depicts something "very Wisconsin"|
|My kids probably have a memory about almost everything depicted on the table|
|Baraboo Circus World Museum is unique in the entire country|
|From tricycle to motorcycle . . . story of our Wisconsin lives|
|I-90 goes right through the state, but cuts off at Madison to bypass Milwaukee. Just like like a portage.|
|Hardly a summer went by when we didn't see the Weiner-Mobile|
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Here is another poem from a wall at the Milwaukee Convention Center. Especially now in April, Poetry Month, it is a wonder to think about a huge convention center with its walls covered in poetry! Not ads for products, not photographs of local scenic spots, not tributes to local celebrities . . . but POETRY! Shout it from the hilltops! Milwaukee did something amazing by decorating its convention center with poetry.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Hard boil the eggs, cool them, then cut them in half. Mix food coloring with water & vinegar in individual bowls, just as you would for dying the shells. (Caution: Use food coloring, not Easter egg dye, despite disclaimers that the dye is safe.) Roll the whites around in the colors, and drain them on racks with paper toweling underneath. When thoroughly dry, prepare filling and stuff as usual.