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The State of the Plum

It's been a year since I started this little blog.  I'm still not sure why.  Blogging kind of takes on a life of its own.  It is satisfying.  One thing that I've learned is that anybody can do it.  It does take a little effort, time too, in order to cobble a post together.

That very first post was about steelhead run timing as it relates to the ripening of our plum tree. What a coincidence, the fruit ripen at the same time each year.  Holy cow, the steelhead show up about the same time too!  It's kind of like Groundhog day. Anyway, there must be a lot of folks clamoring to find a way to predict steelhead run timing.  The post had a lot of hits.

Since that first post I've learned that steelhead generate a lot of interest. Hiking, locally in southwest Montana, seems to be popular too.  Golden trout, bird dogs, hunting in Alaska and arctic char, same thing.  What people in Latvia find interesting about this blog is beyond me.

So, yes, the plums are ripening.  Not qui…

Bad weather, boredom, and St Patrick's Day

Today was a snow day, a good day for whiling away the hours inside.  While the corned beef bubbled away on the stove, I devoted hours to "improving" my blog.  Translation….I spent the day screwing around on the computer.  No matter, I'm happy with the way things turned out.

The slideshow has been upgraded. Captions have been added, along with the option of viewing larger images in a separate window.  I've also added a photo credits page of some of my published work. Spread out over the years, it amounts to more than a few photos.  Spread over the years, it's also not so many.  Good thing that I've got a day job.

Speaking of spelling, is it slideshow or slide show?  The spell checker on this program says two. Wiki says either.  My dictionary, neither.  There's no entry between slide rule (remember those?) and slide trombone.

Both "improvements" can be accessed by clicking the appropriate page tabs at the top of the blog.

By the way, it's Pa…