Some might stand in the aftermath of a ferocious storm and wonder how they will ever enjoy another warm summer day. My talented friends Vern and Deb Wilmot built a bench, and I think it's one of the coolest metaphors I've seen in a long, long while. The storm that whipped through Appleton earlier this [...]
Oh, the horrors!
I invited a predator into my indoor plantar garden this summer and I am sorrier than I can say. Like most problems I get myself into, this one grew from an altruistic intent and spiraled out of control thanks to my own insecurities. I planted cucumber seeds earlier this spring because I felt a little [...]
Last week, the unlikeliest little pepper appeared in our random indoor garden and I've been beside myself with joy. Oh, we'd wooed it as best we could -- watered it when we remembered, raised the curtains to let in sunshine (when there was sunshine to be had), added a little Miracle Grow potting soil. Still, [...]
Orton hears an ooh
Broadway lyrics trapped themselves in my head Sunday afternoon as we made our way to a family party in Ortonville, Michigan. This was no surprise to my veteran co-pilot Vince. The poor guy has heard me belt them all. "Ortonville sounds very Seussical," I said and then let loose with a couple of choice lines [...]