Salute to the Humble, Yet Noble Sandwich

Salute to the Humble, Yet Noble Sandwich

  The lucious and ubiquitous sandwich with anything you choose to put between two slices of bread, or on one slice if you enjoy open-faced sandwiches as I saw in Norway: nearly all delicious. Britain‘s “biggest contribution to gastronomy” (did you know that?) Sandwiches have been a basic a part of my life, always easy […]

Emergency in the Barn; Nisse Story Concludes

Emergency in the Barn; Nisse Story Concludes

  The kids stared at their aunt. Marianne froze for a few seconds. She positioned herself to reach through the slats to pick up the baby. She unwrapped her, unswaddled her by unwinding the cloth. Marianne knew to hold her upright, facing the nisse family, and reached around the baby so her fingers met at […]

Ice Fishing and Everything Ice: Updated

Ice Fishing and Everything Ice: Updated

Icefishing and ice covered lakes in the Midwest provide winter recreation galore. The photo above shows a fishing shack, auger, and a beautiful view of an early December moon. The ice is 2.5 inches thick according to James Church, the photographer. Even to some who live in Wisconsin or Minnesota, that might be iffy for […]

The Blizzard Begins

The Blizzard Begins

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end. The sled and traveler stopped, the courier’s feet Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates […]

Amery Area September Scenes, the Country and the Lakeshore

Amery Area September Scenes, the Country and the Lakeshore

Recently I took a few photos around Amery the week before the Fall Festival. Coming home on the 12th of September, I saw the sun going down about 7:15 and had to drive quickly to a spot to get a clear view. This was taken south of Deer Park, WI. Taking about a dozen photos […]

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire: a Joke and Another Poem from Mineral Point

Claire interacts with Mineral Point resident. Just because Claire from Mineral Point seems to be a serious poet, a recluse, and unsocial, at times she shines. Coming down to the level of the grocery in her store she encountered Bill Blye, a Mineral Point resident. “Bill,” Claire said while picking out cans of food. “I […]