Big Spring Junket (Fall Color) FOTD

We took a day trip to the Ozarks today to the most beautiful area with the most generic name ever—the Big Spring area of the Current River!  In spite of the uninspiring names, wanted to share a few of the 300 plus photos I took today.  More to follow… (Relax.  There are only 15 here.) […]

Phallus Impudicus or Dead Man’s Mushroom

  A mushroom of some variety.  I’ve never seen one before. Pointed out to me by forgottenman in a little town near Big Spring. It had a strange odor and seemed to be attracting flies into its spout. It looks a lot like a baster.  So strange. Thanks, Maria, for identifying what this mushroom is. […]

New Intruder

This is a piece i wrote 19 years ago that I found when I was sorting through old files. A few months after Lulu’s arrival, Annie decided to join us as well, and although both of the kittens   have now joined Bear in that great scratching post in the sky, I enjoyed reading this story […]

Nosy Questions

A friend asked these questions on Facebook. Thought I’d share them with you. Here are my answers. To play along, copy them and change the answers to your own. Please publish a link to your answers in comments below:  1.  Do you like mustard? Yes 2. Choice of carbonated drink? SanPellegrino Clementina 3. Do you […]

Shelter: Portrait for Weekend Mini Challenge

  Shelter On the prairies of Dakota,  weather often came with exclamation marks. My father’s forehead was ringed like an old tree, white from above his eyebrows to his fast-retreating hairline, from his hat pulled low to guard from every vagary of weather. “It’s hot as the hubs of Hell!” he’d exclaim as he sank […]

Shelter: NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 10

  Shelter On the prairies of Dakota,  weather often came with exclamation marks. My father’s forehead was ringed like an old tree, white from above his eyebrows to his fast-retreating hairline, from his hat pulled low to guard from every vagary of weather. “It’s hot as the hubs of Hell!” he’d exclaim as he sank […]