Halftime Report

After a few days of concerted effort, I am halfway there. Warm in the fall and warm again in winter.

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Shadow Cat

Tiger was lovin’ the brilliant October sun Sunday in his “catio.”

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Work cut out for me

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me this October. Chuck Perkins sectioned the wood for me with his chainsaw, and I have begun splitting and stacking. It’s all cherry and oak from a neighbor’s expansion project, and it will warm us twice: once when I split it, and again when we burn it in our fireplace.

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Rara Avis

Don’t worry: Natalie is still in the birding game. Here she is shown spotting some Great Egrets on Lemon Creek Road near Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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Sweet Corn

(Berrien Springs, Michigan) We found the last stand for 2018 sweet corn way east on Lemon Creek Road. Get it while supplies last, and then it’s a long corn fast.

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$4.00 each

Three words say it all: October in Michigan!

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Grand Opera

(University of Notre Dame) We began the 2018-19 Met Opera HD Live season with a viewing of Verdi’s grandest of operas, Aida. We were all smitten by Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. We hope to see more of her. Meanwhile, we’ll be back at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for Samson et Dalila on October 20 at 1 p.m. For tickets, phone: 574-631-2800.

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