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Grass (Again)

I’ve gotten hundreds, nay thousands, of emails demanding an update about the lawn. As you can see from today’s photo, the grass is doing quite well. There are at least three tomatoes on the vine (a bumper crop).

The Antique Hammer

Adeline Beeby (my great grandpa’s sister?) wrote the following note accompanying some old tools and an essay that she had written for an English class as a youth. The type-written note is dated 1946 and reads:

THESE TOOLS DATE BACK BEYOND MY MEMORY. IN FACT THE HAMMER BELONGED TO GRANDFATHER BEEBY WHO BROUGHT IT […]

Loons on Lake Bellaire

In 1997 there were approximately 286 loon pairs in Michigan. In 2006 that number dropped to 164 with 30% fewer chicks. There are two sets of loons on Lake Bellaire this summer, one in the north arm and the other (a couple of which are in the photo) in the south arm. Click the […]

Rental Prius

My Jetta was in the shop one night this week so I rented a Toyota Prius from the dealer. It’s a really nice car. There are a lot of high-tech features (like the touchscreen and audio system). The mileage was good (~44 in mixed driving), but that’s pretty equivalent to the TDI. (Honestly I was […]

Night Sky Over Bellaire

It’s been a beautiful week in Bellaire. The sun has been out the past couple of days (after a spate of cold and wet weather). The adjacent photo was taken by D and T. It’s a 90-second exposure. You can see the rotation of the earth in the stars if you look at the […]

Fireworks Over Bellaire

T set us up with a fantastic fireworks show on the 4th. These were some high-quality, Illinois-bought fireworks, not some dinky sparklers from A&P. Nice work, T!