Voyageurs

Thunderstorms, even severe thunderstorms, are common on the northern plains, especially in early summer.  Warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico sweeps up the plains to collide with the yet wintry and drier air of the north.   Most often these storm cells collide and dissipate without much fanfare. But sometimes, and ever so rarely,…

Grouse

It’s the hard business of being that gets to me.  That’s what I’m thinking.  I’m thinking about the way you get worn down.   The day in and out of work.  Stumbling at the end of a day in the woods, or no woods, the ones cut down and me thrashing through the dog hair…

Beaver Lake

One morning, not so long ago, my husband and I walked together.  We followed a muddy wisp of a trail along the river to a beaver pond, or lake, as it’s called, Beaver Lake. The sun shone in our eyes and made the frost on the trees glint. We were chilled at first but the…