Minnesota, Please!


Some folks have

Idyllic dreams

With grander

Oceanic themes,

Like sailing on

The open seas

Upon a balmy breeze.

But that is not

For me, it seems;

I love the inland

Lakes and streams,

Their verdant shores

So plush with trees–

Minnesota, please!


–Photo by me

Deer Friends

deer III

My woodland friends stop by every day for a snack, and I hope to have them feeding out of my hand before long. They seem like such timid, gentle creatures, and yet they can be quite mean to each other.

I made this feeder out of snow for them with two troughs and a partition between them because the “bully” of the group wouldn’t let the others eat. As you can see, it didn’t work.

I just thought I’d share a typical winter morning here in northern Minnesota, deer included. Ya, you betcha. Living up here in the sticks has its drawbacks, but we sure have deer friends.


–Photo by me