|ANDY DROWNING A WORM|
|"TORNADO GREEN" SKY|
|THE EARLY NATIVE ROSE|
Saturday, 8:30 AM. 70 degrees, wind WNW, light with moderate gusts. The sky is crystal clear for the most part, the atmosphere cleared by a terrific storm last evening. We got .75” of rain but the barometer is up and it should be a very nice holiday weekend.
Joan and I and Andy and Judy went to Da Lou’s restaurant for pizza yesterday evening, first time there, and their wood-fired pizza was excellent, it could have been New York.
Andy and I then got some minnows and worms and tried our luck fishing off the Washburn old coal dock, but the sky turned green as a wall cloud advanced from the west and we did not stay long. It’s a good place for relaxed, read-a-book fishing which by all accounts can be pretty good at times. We got back to our place without getting too wet. I don’t think there was much damage hereabouts, but there are reports of a lot of trees down and power outages further south and west.
Rosa blanda, the early rose, is a rather pretty, single-petaled wild rose native to the dunes and shores of the Great Lakes and environs. This one is along our roadside, but there is a lot of it at the beach. It is very fragrant, and has few or no thorns on the flowering branches.