Sunday, October 25, 2015


Help wanted

A year and a half ago, a nasty tree branch (or two) descended on our roof and rain gutter. The southern 20' of the gutter was bent in two places and the end was bent off.

And the brackets were bent so the intended drainage to the north end doesn't work. Most of the gutter now drains to the south, where there's no downspout and no end cap.

We need help. Someone who can bring in a new 20' section and re-hang the gutter to drain properly (or add a downspout on the south end).

We waited patiently (with a couple phone calls) for promised help.

If you want the job or know someone who might, leave a comment here or email me at Little.Blake.Lake at     Spring is soon enough, but fall is okay too.




Lost opportunities; new changes

Well, I haven't posted much here this summer. Vacation in Wyoming and blowing out my knee took a couple months out of summer at the lake.

We still had to show up once in October to close things down. The signs of fall were all around us.

The hostas looked like they had laid down for a long winter's nap.

The last of the coneflowers (Echinacea) looked pretty bedraggled.

The little oak volunteer turned a great shade of red.

A brave?/foolish? clover flower hid out in a protected corner of one of Larry's beds.

A few salvia blossoms hung on to bare branches long after the hummers had gone.

All the aluminum "stuff" along the shore appears to have retreated from the water. Good thing there's no tide on the lake.

And the crew from LSU piled the rusty deck chairs on the lakeside deck. Do they need such treatment any more? It's more likely they could use a wire brush and some rustproof paint. Next summer?

Hope to see things in April.


Monday, June 29, 2015


Rain and beauty

Rain, yes. A couple good showers. But not the 2" we got at home.

And after the rain, some wonderful clouds.

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Monday, June 08, 2015


Quiet, beautiful weekend

The wild geranium were in full bloom.

The little fish were busy reproducing just off the dock.

And I installed our own yard eagle.

We saw real eagles, many geese, a loon, a deer near the dock, and a rare red-headed woodpecker.

Monday, June 01, 2015


June 1?

June 1st and 49°F this morning!

At least the hummers and the geese are entertaining.

Sunday, May 31, 2015



It was 46°F this morning!

Saturday, May 30, 2015


More of the beginning of spring on a rainy day

The columbine is blooming in the retaining wall.


So is the wild geranium.

Oh, and last week we introduced a new mammal into the Little Blake environment. Can you identify it?

More later, perhaps.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Spring has definitely sprung at Little Blake


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