4/26/10 new show at Design Ranch

I am installing a new show of my color photography at the Design Ranch in Iowa City today (http://www.designranch.com/), including a series of photos of some favorite cobblestone beaches along Lake Superior’s north shore and some botanical work.

4/17/10

My annual North Star cherry tree photos. Love that cherry jam! Nancy’s been making a killer bbq sauce by mixing EK’s black currant jelly with ketchup. When the currant jelly runs out I think I’ll try my cherry or raspberry jam.

4/7/10

Our star magnolia has never looked more gorgeous, and it’s blooming at least a week earlier than ever before. Of course that means we’re in for a big wind and hail storm–never fails, and one is predicted today. Word from the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota is that the ice is out–the earliest ice-out on record by over a week. I mowed the front yard Monday and cut a big bowl of lettuce and spinach from the garden yesterday. There’s usually still snow on the ground and frost in the ground this time in April.