Sunday, September 30, 2012

Home Brewing

A very popular past time that friends from every city I've ever lived in indulge in is home brewing. Up until very recently though I've never had the pleasure of drinking the fruits of their labors. Last weekend our neighbor invited us over for a taste test throughout a broad range of his very tasty beers and this weekend we were invited to a Fall brew party by another friend.

I had grand plans of getting great beer pictures all day long, and the day was perfect for it too, 80 and sunny with Fall colors everywhere which could only be enhanced by glowing glasses of the many shades of micro brew. Alas, only a few, including the brewmaster himself, were actually drinking from a glass and not red plastic cups. Oh well! Thanks for a great day of gourmet beer tasting Matt!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


A quick trip to the North Shore is always nice. Fall colors, some of my favorite textures from nature, surprise fighter plane fly-overs and fiery eyed chipmunk cheese thieves made for an interesting day.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


My first proper herb garden (minus the mixed in strawberries, and tomatoes, of course), early fall trimming harvest and initial yield. Love.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New BC's on the C&P

With Winter coming and my business card pile running low I decided to squeeze in a little C&P time over Labor Day weekend. My press is in an unheated garage so there is a 4+ month period where I am unwilling to print. I've considered putting in some insulation and adding a little heater, but truth be told I appreciate the restriction. Winter is a great time to write, sketch and prep work for warmer weather production, I think it's the farmer in me.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Freshwater Jellyfish

While invasive, freshwater jellyfish (Scientific Name: Craspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester, 1880, Taxonomic Rank: Animalia: Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Hydroida: Olindiidae) are still quite the novelty in the Northwoods. They don't sting and they are difficult to catch without a net as they slip right through your fingers. They are also tough to photograph, as they pulse under the surface, while floating in a slowly drifting boat.