Spring Pruning

Spring finally arrived and I've been pruning out the dead wood in our shrubs and hedge.  Uggh, I enjoy privacy provided by the hedge, but dread the constant maintenance. My neighbor, on the other hand, is seeking a more permanent solution.  This 35 year old Green Ash shook the ground when it landed. Timmm Brrrr! … Continue reading Spring Pruning

Elkhorn Days Parade

Baton twirlers from a local dance studio caught the envious eyes of two young girls along the parade route of the Elkhorn Days' Parade in eastern Nebraska.  Candy-gathering came to a complete halt while the youngsters studied the bright costumes, shining faces, and proud bearing of the middle school performers. Thought for the Day:  If you're not … Continue reading Elkhorn Days Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th parades are de rigueur across the country, but nothing is more Americana than a small-town parade (Cedar Creek, NE.  pop. 310).  No public funds are available for fancy float contests, judges' grand stand, professional clowns, balloon artists, etc. The parade comes about from a hand-made sign posted a week ahead of time at the only prominent … Continue reading July 4th Parade