Like a rock

Walking around on dredger tailings like the ones on Mississippi Bar, you see an awful lot of rocks. Most of them are pretty unremarkable at first glance; of course, you could spend a lifetime sifting through these rocks and finding interesting colors and shapes. Traveling over the rock piles can be tricky — if you don’t watch your step it’s […]

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Through the wringer

All my life I’ve heard the expression of putting someone “through the wringer,” and while I knew what it meant and where it originated, I’ve never actually seen a clothes wringer in action. For several decades, wringers were standard equipment on washing machines, but the only place I had ever seen one was on the miniature red plastic washing machine […]

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Black-tail doe

Last Wednesday after a rainy morning, the weather calmed down a bit, and I ventured out to do some exploring over the dredger tailings on Mississippi Bar. I saw only one or two other people in the hour or so I was there; but an alert doe took notice of my arrival. She seemed to be all alone, and she […]

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