Day of Celebration

Day of Celebration

TODAY AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES it is gray and gloomy, with a few snowflakes dusting the limbs of the deacons. But it is a DAY of CELEBRATION!

Northern Clearing Co.

northern clearing co - operation

IT IS A BIG DAY AT THE CHURCH O THE PINES, as guys from the Northern Clearing Co. are here, opening up (dead and threatening trees and limbs) the area around our power lines that run to the cabin.

Crane Meadows Wildlife Refuge

Crane Meadows Wildlife Refuge

TODAY KATHY AND I TOOK A LITTLE ‘Get Out Of The House’ trip to nearby Crane Meadows Wildlife Refuge by the Platte River.

Good Life Lessons

Good Life Lessons

HERE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES it was a wild and woolly, windy night, with a couple of small limbs landing on the cabin roof.

Wonderful Trip in China

READERS OF THIS SPACE MAY REMEMBER that a year ago at this time I was touring China. It was a grand and wonderful trip and offered me the chance to see and experience things I never imagined I would.

My Green And Living Friends

my green and living friends

WITH THE TRANSITION to winter weather in the MIDDLE OF OCTOBER(!!!) most of my little bonsai friends have transitioned into the cold, unattached garage to go into winter dormancy.

Caretaker’s Birthday

TODAY AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES IT IS A RED LETTER DAY, as it is the birthday of one of the Caretakers—Kathy! (My wife by marriage.) We celebrated last night with a nice dinner in the cabin, supplemented by a little wine and an old PBS Poirot Mystery.

Sherburn Wildlife Refuge

SPENT THE AFTERNOON AT WONDERFUL SHERBURN WILDLIFE REFUGE for Kathy’s birthday. In addition to observing and frolicking with grandchildren, always a rewarding experience (and sharing carrot cake cupcakes and hot coffee on picnic blankets)