Spring has sprung, the grass has riz

It’s getting to be a habit to post an annual spring photo of the sun rising through the woods in Chloe Belle’s neighborhood in Gaylord. I think last year’s photo was actually in April, the weekend that we drove through a goddamn ICE STORM to get up there. This year’s is below. If you click to embiggen, you can even see some of the sparkly-ness that can be snow in bright sun. That was accidental. This iPhoneographer has tried forever to capture that effect. This photo is the first hint of success ever.


There was talk of skiing today and I hope the UU got out to ski but it was bitter cold [again] this morning and we had a bit of a slow start and didn’t get out although I did walk “around the block”. Our main weekend mission (besides having fun with relatives) was to spring the Lyme Lounge from its state of hibernation in Chloe Belle’s garage and here we are about to launch down Chloe Belle’s steep driveway and subsequently the I75 SUV Speedway.


Not long after we got on the road, Lizard Breath texted asking what time we were going to get home and maybe she would come for a visit. We worked that out and a bonus was that Liz got to the Landfill before we did and moved the Ninja into the street so we could back the Lyme Lounge in. When I got inside and walked into the kitchen, it took me a minute to figure what was different since noon Friday. Oh! There is a new opening. (The old opening isn’t closed up yet.)


I’m sure part of Liz’s reason to visit today was to see her childhood kitchen demolished up close and personal. But it was also to take Mia, the dog she is sitting for the weekend, for a walk. I mean a walk in a real woods, not the urban walks of downtown Detroit. A walk with me, over by the river. I took the leash for quite some time myself since I was wearing my YakTrax and therefore didn’t slip as much when Mia dragged me along through the crusty old snow and ice. Fun times. I still don’t want my own pet though. They take too much time and attention for a couple of baggy old people with full time careers. Me and Beef Jerky Man…


Mia is hanging out here at the Landfill for the evening. Liz and I walked over to the Plum for dinner materials — steaks to grill and prepared side salads. And some kind of rawhide treats for Mia, which she demolished and then doubled down and licked up the crumbs.

2 Responses to “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz

  1. Margaret Says:

    Where is this grass? I love sparkly snow, but it’s almost APRIL!!

  2. Sam Says:

    Glad the Lymey is back on the Planet. And that you had some nice warm-sunshine. Loved the image of Mia doubling down.