“Bear Neccessities” – I spent an afternoon with this neighborhood bruin one fine summer day. He took quite a fancy to our old apple tree by the greenhouse. He was the picture of health; tubby with a glistening, black coat. We let him eat his full. I found a couple organic apples from the co-op that were past their prime… in the not-so-crisper drawer of the fridge. He ate all the tree apples but snubbed the others. Locavore.
Arvid & Walter
“Arvid & Walter” – (find the clipping) I saw this photo in the paper years ago. Arvid Magneson was the fisherman’s name. He struck me as the quintessential Minnesotan ice fisherman; Carhart suit, exposed skin red-raw from sub-zero temps, strong Scandihoovian jawline, winning smile as he holds a trophy walleye.
“Good Lookin’” – When a canine holds their chilly paw like this, it melts my heart. The fox intrigues me. Intent, clever, at turns wary, then frisky. What can I say, I just like the guy.