Jenny got a great batch of mushrooms from the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market
, so we made a peppery mushroom soup: portobellos and buttons sautéed in butter and garlic, then soy milk and vegetable bouillon, and lots and lots of ground black pepper. Earthy and hot and… hot!  

14:25:07 PM

A morning walk in Lone Lake Park. Trilling frogs build layer upon layer of sound, rising. A red-bellied woodpecker warbles
from the top of a dying snag. I stand spellbound. It could have been ten thousand years ago, the first spring after the glaciers’ retreat, until an airplane brings me back.