Monthly Archives: December 2008

Exhibition Snowstorms?

We’re getting hammered again here in Upper Cheeseland, and not the good way: another healthy storm system, dumping a good six inches already today. That’s the third substantial snowfall this week, and of course in between storms, the sky cleared … Continue reading

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Creature Of Habit

Same dog, different day: Shortly after this picture was taken, someone made a noise like a bag of dog treats in distress, and Ernie got up to investigate. Good thing, otherwise we might not have found her before spring.

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Comfy Newfie

Ernestine, kicking back and relaxing on the deck fifteen minutes ago. Temperature when the shutter snapped: minus 5 Fahrenheit.

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Hey, The Networks Do It

Got our first big winter storm of the season here in Upper Cheeseland this weekend. Starting Saturday night, snow has been falling steadily, the thermometer has been stuck around zero F, and a strong northwest wind has pushed the snow … Continue reading

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Singing To The Dog

It’s well-known that many of us chatter to our dogs through the day…. “Whatcha doin’, buddy? That’s a good boy. Who’s a great big goofy boy?”… and I’d venture to guess I’m not the only person who sings to the … Continue reading

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Sometimes Things Sneak Up On You

Day before yesterday, it was twenty years since Roy Orbison died. Twenty years. Holy crap.

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My Favorite Railroad Sign

The felicitous juxtaposition of a discussion among friends on railroad yard operation, followed by a fellow local blogger’s anguished report on canine reproductive behavior, set me searching for photos to illustrate an important precept for house pets: What? No- absolutely … Continue reading

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La Fille du Québec Est Très Belle

Thanks to a very nice lady at the Lake Superior Marine Museum, I now know the identity of that lovely laker we saw leaving the Duluth Harbor yesterday afternoon. Curiosity got the better of me this morning, and knowing that … Continue reading

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Almost Perfect Duluth Day

Went to Duluth for a day of train and boat watching with a young friend who’s an old friend, and an extremely congenial new friend. Couldn’t ask for better – though did someone say “maybe some cheese?” Here’s a few … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mycroft!

As Bluto said to Flounder, “Holy shit!”

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