Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
Never plant an elderberry bush before you plan for how big they'll actually get.
Or how they'll spread by root suckers.
Trust me - within only three years they are humongous.
Nonetheless, they are a terrific fall attractant for migrating birds.
Expecially when they're gorging on high energy food as they stage for their fall flight to warmer climes.
Jill snapped these pictures from the kitchen window just last week.
Who are the two birds you see below?