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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Good Life

Today Teddy surprised me at breakfast with some freshly caught morel mushrooms that she discovered in our yard (actually at an undisclosed secret location).
That combined with a sunny-side-up egg, toast, coffee, bacon & V8 made a breakfast fit for a king. Life is filled with surprises both good & bad and today's ranks right up there with the best of the best.
In the words of Mel Brooks in the movie, History of the World: Part I"It's good to be the king."

I do love that woman to pieces!!!!

Now if that Readers Digest Sweepstakes guy would just stop by......

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back on "The Farm"

Well, we're back from our "long winters nap" in the Southwest and are settling in to our summer habitat here in Leelanau County Michigan. We had our contractor, Gerard Belanger do some final drywall upgrades to the farmhouse while we were gone and are very pleased with the outcome. The remodeling took three years and a lot of our cash reserves but we feel that it was worth it. We now have a comfortable home to settle into when we can no longer maintain our full-time RV lifestyle. Our twilight years, so to speak; it's hard to imagine but somewhere along the years we have evolved into a couple of old farts. It just doesn't seem that long ago that I was inviting this cute 18 year old coed out for coffee after class at Northwestern Michigan College. SIGH!
We arrived here on May 1 and Teddy has been busy every day tending her gardens and I have been busy holding down my recliner so that it doesn't fly away. ;-)
In the week and a half that we have been back we have already had quite a number of our feathered friends in or about our yard including:
Purple Finch
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Mourning Dove
Black-capped Chickadee
Ring-billed Gull
Blue Jay
American Crow
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
American Robin
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Ruby-throat Hummingbird
Needless to say our cat, Nazzie is quite excited for, as you might expect, he has a consuming interest in ornithology.
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I haven't taken many photos yet but did manage to snap this shot of a Northern aka Baltimore Oriole.