Friday, December 30, 2016

River Birch

Monday, December 26, 2016

Winter Birch

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

American Legion Post 14 Veterans Breakfast 2016

Mclees, Francisco, Heimbigner and me.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016


This whitetail buck has been hanging around my yard since he was a fawn.  He was born with a malformed left hind foot and he hobbles around the yard dining on golden willow branches and his favorite haralson apples.  I named him Ferdinand after the children's story Ferdinand the Bull.  Our miniature schnauzer Ernest seems to have recognized his handicap and they have developed some sort of friendship.  When Ferdinand is napping under the apple tree Ernest wanders over to him and they exchange a nose to nose greeting and then Ernest turns and wanders away and continues surveying his domain.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Voyage of the Gumdrop Galleon


On a fine summer day
In a land far away
A gumdrop galleon
Set sail on a chocolate sea
Its rice paper sails
Caught nor’easter gales
And followed a course due east
It finally moored
In an icy fjord
Surrounded with frothy whipped cream
The ship’s captain was adorned
With a gingerbread horn
And white britches that were double seamed
He left his great ship
And took a short trip
To see his majesty the king
The king met the captain and crew
Served them peppermint stew
And a desert of peppered ice cream
Their visit was done
At a quarter past one
Just in time for crumpets and tea
Then with the setting sun
Their next trip was begun
To the land of the lemon drop tree