Category Archives: lake

a little corn party

Dancing Mandolin Player brought us some of her freshly picked sweet corn Monday night. We were filled with gratitude. I’ve bought sweet corn several times in town, but it does not compare to DMP’s corn, which is by far the … Continue reading

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tales of the osprey

Here’s what I saw on the beach yesterday morning at 6:00 AM.  I had looked out the window to check out the smoke and saw something that definitely didn’t look like a rock or a log.  I raced upstairs for … Continue reading

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smoky sunday sunset

The sun was red.  You can see the haze that is really smoke from the California (and Oregon and British Columbia) fires.  It’s coming in thicker every day. This was Sunday night at a nearby RV resort and restaurant.  They … Continue reading

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touristy day in town

Saturday was a big day for Sandpoint (as is today).  So much going on!  This year I was bound and determined to do it all, so I hustled Banjo Man out of the house at 8:45 in order to get … Continue reading

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heat wave

It was 102 here in my little town yesterday afternoon. I didn’t know it.  I was on the dock reading.  I’ve discovered a new author, Maddie Dawson, who writes unlikely romances with lots of wonderfully quirky characters.  I’m keeping things … Continue reading

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when your uncle is in town

…this is what you do. Last month Uncle Will arrived for eight days of swimming, games, squirt gun fights, teasing and fishing. There was some success in the fishing department. They threw it back and hope to catch it again … Continue reading

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sunset clouds on a saturday night

Saturday night found us at the Floater, a restaurant that–yes–floats.  At the end of the bay. The sunsets are always spectacular. It was a time to catch up with our friend Linda.  We never run out of things to talk … Continue reading

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banjo man’s new baby

Happy Birthday, Banjo Man! This is the new member of our musical instrument collection:  a plectrum banjo.  It’s a beautiful vintage instrument and is exactly what Banjo Man has been searching for.  It came from that hotbed of banjo players:  … Continue reading

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pure joy

Do you remember the summer when you were old enough–and brave enough–to take that first leap off the dock (or the diving board or, in my case, the float? It’s big.  Really big. And this summer was the Funny Grandson’s  … Continue reading

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close call

Since 1971 I’ve looked for a moose in the shady ponds by the Pack River Bridge every time we’ve driven to town.  There have been three–three–spottings.  Always a thrill. I think I saw one in a distant field while I … Continue reading

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