Archive for February, 2010

Feb 28, 2010 – SPRING!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Two signs of spring. I could hear the frogs croaking for the first time. And the clincher was this robin. I heard her first and then ran to the car to get the camera – snap!


Mooselet Again

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Mooselet! That’s her name now. My guess is that she’ll be two this spring. We’ve seen her hanging around the neighborhood. Her mom was “harvested” (oh, nice way to say a hunter killed her) last year. Fortunately, Mooselet seems to be just fine. I caught these shots at the end of our street. She’s munching the twigs off the ends of bushes.


You’ve probably never looked at a moose head on like this before.

A little moose joke.
click the picture below.


OH MY GOSH, SHE BROKE HER LEG, LOOK! OH gross, it’s sticking out. Look at her face. She’s in agony! She must have been hit by a car. Look closely and you’ll see her front leg is twisted up and broken too. It’s terrible.


Um, no. She’s just sitting down.  She’s perfectly fine after eating a bush full of twigs. Mooses are built funny. And they’re quite funny creatures to look at… from afar.

Liquid dirt

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Some might call it mud but that’s not exactly right. The ground is soft but frozen enough to support you. Most of the time. At some point though, it thaws just enough and becomes more of a liquid and squish, you car tires sink right through the surface down to the frost-line a few inches down. If you value your driveway or road, you’ll avoid that spot until it dries out in a few weeks.

If you don’t, you get a parking lot that looks like this one down at the camp here in town. This photo doesn’t do it justice but trust me, this is a parking lot. And if you go to camp, you’d best not be wearing your nice shoes.


Observations of Small Town Living (OOSTL)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Sorry I’m late, I was stopped by my neighbor standing in the road. You have to be careful not to get too close to these folks as they can be kind of cranky. Fortunately, I saw her at a good distance. Here’s a picture.


And here’s the close up.


She stood there for about 5 minutes just looking. I took the opportunity while waiting for her to get of the road to make a call to my mom. Finally she moved on. In case you missed it, this post reveals something about my current state of being. For better or worse, I’m changing. The mooses are now my “neighbors”.

Spring day?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I tossed my weed-wacker in the Rhino and road to the next town and had it tuned up. I came home and restarted the process of taking down bushes and brush in the back of the property. This is an ongoing effort that will continue for years before I have taken control of the brush back there and made the property a little safer from forest fires. This would ordinarily not make my blog except for the fact that it’s February 17 and I’m doing yard work. There’s little if any patches of snow to be found. A very mild winter. I guess one can say winters here are extreme (one way or the other).