Tag: Eclectalife

R.I.P. Rudy the Parrot

R.I.P. Rudy the Parrot

We lost our little guy today. Rudy was a Senegal Parrot and was 19 years old. He was probably the smartest animal in our house. He rolled over, asked for peanuts, and knew tons of words and phrases like “What the…?” and “Would you like a beer?”

And “Peek-a-boo”. Video proof after the jump.

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Tornado touches down 6 blocks from my home in Dexter, MI (VIDEO of damage)

Tornado touches down 6 blocks from my home in Dexter, MI (VIDEO of damage)

A tornado hit the village of Dexter, MI a mere six miles from my house. My wife Anne C. Savage shot this video of some of the damage. Dexter village is completely shut down. There is a major gas leak that is in risk of exploding. A Huron Valley Hospital mobile unit went by our house just a short time […]

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Garden porn – 2011

Garden porn – 2011

Tonight’s haul, our first harvest: 145 pounds of organically-grown heirloom tomatoes. And there ate LOTS more on the vine. I’m skeert.

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I’m baaa-aaaack!

I’m baaa-aaaack!

Thanks for your patience while I enjoyed some time off from blogging to enjoy The Most Beautiful Place in America with my most beautiful wife. If you you checked in at Eclectablog through last Tuesday, you probably saw some photos from our trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Peninsula in “the pinky” of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. I’ll […]

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Our home in The Most Beautiful Place in America

Our home in The Most Beautiful Place in America

This is our home, smack dab in the middle of The Most Beautiful Place in America for the next five days. Bliss: found and followed.

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The magic mushroom of Dexter, Part II: The Fairy Ring

The magic mushroom of Dexter, Part II: The Fairy Ring

Remember my post about the 12-inch wide, 10-inch tall mushroom in my backyard? It had babies: This is known as a fairy ring. The original shroom threw out a bunch of spores around itself. It’s long gone but the spores have taken off. Too bad we’ll be gone for a few days while they are at their peak. Our housesitter […]

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My new desktop wallpaper

My new desktop wallpaper

This is more funny than you realize. My niece-in-law is the only kid I know that could pull off that look better. And she totally would.

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The magic mushroom of Dexter, Michigan

The magic mushroom of Dexter, Michigan

So, last Thursday, I went out into my backyard and found this handsome specimen. Hey, big fella. Come here often? The next day, it had gotten even bigger but we left for the weekend around lunchtime and didn’t get to see what would happen. When we got home Sunday evening, we found this: 11½ inches across! 10 inches high! Day-um… […]

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Even a blind dog…

Even a blind dog…

Even a blind dog finds a deer femur once in awhile. Kona. Diabetic. Blind. Mostly deaf. My inspiration. She found this bone on our walk yesterday. When she got home with it, she completely buried it by digging a hole, putting the bone in it and then covering it back up using her nose. I’m just sayin’…

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After a hard day’s blogging…

After a hard day’s blogging…

It’s Miller Martini Time… Also, had an unsuccessful trip hunting for morel mushrooms. Probably a tad too early for that. However, an unsuccessful morel hunt is also called “a walk in the woods”. A that’s never a bad thing. I’m just sayin’…

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Friday morning dogger blogging

Friday morning dogger blogging

We had a couple of really nice, sunny days last weekend and the president of the Eclectablog Fan Club enjoyed it, too. Like us, she’s been waiting, not so patiently, for the warm weather to finally arrive. Here she is, ladies and gentlemen: Hara! Her expression says it all, don’tchya think? (Photo by my lovely wife with her iPhone.) I’m […]

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