I confess I’m not the best house-husband. Sure I do some chores around here, but I’ll never be Marie Kondo and many times if it weren’t for Tuffy P (who sees everything), I simply wouldn’t notice many things until desperate measures are required. This was… Read More
I haven’t posted much over the past week or so. I guess my ever-so-small brain is temporarily empty and needs to be refilled. Meanwhile, here are Emily Spencer and her late husband Thornton performing Rake and Ramblin’ boy. It’s a helluva song. I hope you… Read More
This graphic novel grabbed me from the first scenes and never let go. It starts out at a taco restaurant, where a woman named April (or is it May?) is recognized by an old friend. “I’m sorry but you must be confusing me for someone… Read More
Ok, one more music post…. Here’s the late U. Utah Phillips, Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, performing She’ll Never Be Mine.
If you’re in our area and you get the Etobicoke Guardian, you will have seen the Long Branch Garden Tour featured on the front page of the paper yesterday! The Long Branch Gardeners really appreciate the support of our fantastic community newspaper. You can read… Read More
Our latest mosaic project is one of the friendliest birds around, the black-capped chickadee. We made this one with a combination of broken crockery and smalti tiles. You can see more of our mosaic work at the Long Branch Mosaics site. We do all kinds… Read More
This morning’s nature walk with Miles Hearn took place at Wilket Creek Park, the sister park to Sunnybrook Park. Not all Ruby-crowned Kinglets show red markings on their heads. I saw this one as we were looking for a house wren which was calling in… Read More
We’ve replaced the boring wooden gate in between the front side of our house with a swanky new gate, welded up from odds & ends by our friend Mike Retallick AKA around here as East Texas Red. Mike came down yesterday from his place near… Read More