Sigh. Let’s Give This Another Try.

Sigyn has managed to find some of her very favorite, red and yellow Rainy Cherries.  She wants to have another cherry-pull. I’m torn. I truly am.  Usually she wins.  I don’t know how, but she does.  Oh, one time we tied, and one time she let me win, but usually she ends up with the bigger […]

Revenge of the Flora, Part 1

In the grand tradition of MARVELous summer movies, You Must Be This Tall To Take Over the Planet is running a summer blockbuster, complete with an all-star cast and non-stop action.  The adventure begins here and will continue until early August.  Don’t forget to stick around for the end-credits, behind-the-scenes, and the blooper reel! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. […]

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Odin’s eypatch, where does the time go?!   The grass on the roadsides is turning tawny, the mosquitoes are living it up, and the outdoor air has all the physical properties of a lukewarm bath.  I  have blinked once since last year’s festivities and suddenly it’s cherry season again.  Sigyn and I have been doing this […]

Making Do

We’re having a bit of a fruit shortage here.  For some reason, the markets aren’t getting the fall apples.  The humans have visited Large Markets in three different cities, in three different cardinal directions, with nary an Orleans Reinette or Ribston Pippin to be had.  Even this year’s crop of Macintosh apples isn’t very good. […]

Gastronomy Week, Part I: Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

The calendar may say September, but I can assure you, it is most definitely summer outside. Each evening brings the same litany from the humans.  “It’s too hot to cook.”  “We got tied up on campus and now it’s late.”  “I wish someone would go ‘poof!’ and make dinner magically appear.”  Blah, blah, blah.  Whine, […]

Prunus tripla, Part II: The Early Bird

Imagine my outrage when I discovered that my oafish “brother” and his pals had seized upon my triple cherry and had their way with it while Sigyn and I were searching for a third for cherry-pulling fun.  That is such a Thor thing to do!  Waltz in at the last minute, toss a little lightning […]

Prunus tripla

It is still cherry season.  The human male did the grocery marketing and came home with a bag of the biggest, blackest cherries I have ever seen. How big are they? They’re a little less than one Benno in height, about two Bennos around, and about three Bennos in weight. He’s terrified of them. Run, […]

Just To Be Sure

I admit it:  I’m obsessing over our latest cherry-pull.  I won.   Or at least, I think I did. Maybe I did? I’m still not 100% sure Sigyn didn’t rig the whole thing.  What do you call that?  Reverse cheating?  Throwing the match?  Humoring me? I think want a rematch.  And this time, no patty-fingers with […]