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Dancing Mandolin Player has always been very generous with the fruit produced by her many pear, apple and plum trees. Aren’t these beautiful? I made two pear tarts and I also dried slivers of pears, a treat I used to … Continue reading

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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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signs of the times

Please be kind to those who showed up. You’d think people would naturally be polite, especially in these times, but I guess not. I keep hearing horror stories about customers being mean to wait staff in local restaurants. Here’s one … Continue reading

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down at the marina

We ate dinner down here at the nearby floating restaurant (known as “The Floater”) last weekend. The four of us strolled along the pier and gawked at the boats after wolfing down a wonderful meal. Shrimp, fettucini, steak, pork chops–oh, … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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happy 80th!

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banjo man’s birthday and another heat wave

Banjo Man turns 80 on Saturday. No one can believe it, especially him. He is very…lively. He loves to get up at 5 AM and head to the Cabin On The Mountain to do important things like build an out … Continue reading

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waiting for raindrops

As I sit here looking out the dining room windows all I can see are clouds. Or maybe it’s smoke. There’s a whiff of that in the air. We are waiting for some rain, forecast by the weather app on … Continue reading

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part two

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edits for today’s post, hard to leave the lake

I had a lot of trouble writing and posting today’s blog post and somehow (!!!!) the post was published and was only about 1/3 there. So when you received an email with the post in it, you didn’t have much … Continue reading

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