Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Woods Finally Come Alive - 4/28/13

Yesterday we had our first day this year that hit 70 degrees, and today was just slightly cooler. In spite of the cold and rainy April we've had, the woods are coming alive.
 Lazy fat cat Ali was a bit bored by it all.
Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Looking Forward...

 Meijer Garden concerts are announced, and spring struggles to arrive.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thoughts from Today - 4/15/13

Yesterday morning it snowed briefly. By this time in Michigan, snow makes us angry.
Before the snow, rain has consistently poured down for the last 4-5 days and the rivers are over-flowing their banks. Holiday Farm is now Holiday Lake, thanks to the Grand River. Everyone who does not live in a 100-year flood plain is thankful today.
In spite of it all, spring continues to arrive and our favorite cat is ever-present.
So sad for Boston today and the state of our world, but we will abide...

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Day in the Life - 4/5/13

"Pears give me nightmares."
Awesome artist Jane who created this courtroom for Office Amanda.
(Driver after hitting Jane later crossing the street in her motorized chair),
"I didn't see her" (she was ok).

"I thought my daughter would grow up to be a stripper or a gangster but she joined the navy."
  Multi-talented Tony
A debt repaid with interest.
The mystery of the sneakers...
"Are you illiterate?" No. "Are you literate?" Yes. "Do you ever wish you were illiterate?" No. "Do you know what it's like to hear voices in your head?" No. "Do you wish you did?" No.
  Let's redefine "normal" and cheers to all of you and the wonderful voices in your head!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

50 degrees today in Grand Rapids - 4/4/13

Grand Rapids hit 50 and people were outside and happy. The lunch line was
long for the only restaurant grilling outside on Monroe Center.
Back at home, I found a pair of Carolina Wrens scouting for a nesting site.
 I also need to get the screen back on my office window :-) Happy Spring!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cat-Deer Encounter

What are you looking at, Smokey, and why are you not chasing it in your usual style?
Ah, just a little too big, 
and crocus-eating bold.
Cats and Deer apparently can peacefully co-exist.
Just a few last looks,
and the peaceful encounter was over.