Stan & Joyce Orchard

Trying to figure it out since 1975.

Fuzzy Antler Time 2020

Fuzzy Antler Time 2020

Many patches of their winter coats scattered around as I mow. Love this time of year.

Deck Friends

Deck Friends

As we put more plants out, these little critters abound.

A Trillion Trillium

A Trillion Trillium

Well, maybe not a trillion but compared to normal years, it’s a lot. We’re lucky to see one trillium in the spring. This year we found an abundance along our road. Spotted this morning on our 1.5 mile walk.

Three Amigos

Three Amigos

These three have been hanging around our place for weeks. Never far away. We encountered them again this morning on our one mile walk. We did see one human today, a most infrequent sight these days.

45 Years Ago It All Began

45 Years Ago It All Began

On March 22, 1975 in Ketchikan, AK I was invited to dinner at the KTKN Program Director’s home. New in town, just started five days earlier, his wife served crab louie and asked her neighbor to join us. My life would never be the same. One of the crab claws is still in her curio cabinet.

River Walk

River Walk

Today we chose the flat Cedar River Trail at Landsburg. Went 2.6 miles and we’re both bushed, but happy to be able to do it. Encountered maybe a dozen other souls, mostly runners, and we all kept our distance. It’s a new world.