The shovel sits by the garage door awaiting the newspaper man's arrival. He usually shovels the driveway during his quick break home for lunch. His task won't be quite as grueling today as the big snow storm is pounding the more southern and central part of Wisconsin. We'll get enough to shovel perhaps a few times before the day is over.
As most of my readers know dear hubby .. is the Sports and Outdoor Editor of our weekly newspaper called the Chronotype. This weekend will mark thirty seven years that Dave has cranked out a seven to nine page section of the paper weekly and now by himself. He had an assistant who recently took a job at another newspaper. Times being what they are the publishers decided not to hire a new person.
The back page of the Sports section is devoted to things pertaining to the outdoors with many of his nature photos gracing that page week after week. It's quite like an almanac with things like the Fishing-Hunting Table with Solunar Times and Lunar Times.
Each week enclosed in a black box with white print there appears a few paragraphs entitled simply "Journal".... my favorite part of the entire paper.
Thoughts and keen observation of often over looked and taken for granted things in nature are noted in this journal.
The author.... has never signed his name to this mysterious journal.
Many over the years have come to know who pens it though ..... an unmistakable style, with reverence for earth and the seasons of change identify the newspaper man as the writer.
Here's this weeks journal: