September is whipping by and I didn't write much about August so I'm just going to write a few things about some of our doings and show a couple of pictures with every entry because quite often this blog will only accept two pictures per posting. Forgive the mish mash nature of the entries. If I try to organize my thoughts and sequence, it'll take too long and I'll put it off and figure out some rationalization for not ever getting around to blogging again. And that wouldn't be too good. There are loving readers out there as I so happily realize when they mention to me that they enjoy the entries..............Soo - these first two pictures show Bing with his birthday cake. He turned 68 on August 26th and Tony and Carmen and the kids came over to celebrate with a campfire and cake, two of his favorite things...............Then there's a picture of Bing in a canoe. He's poling the canoe through a bed of wild rice. He and a friend go out every year in wild rice season to harvest the healthy grain. One person poles the canoe and the other person has two sticks to shake the rice into the canoe. It was avery poor year this year bu usually they go out 3 or 4 times and bring home several pounds of the gourmet treat every time. Luckily last year was a banner year so we'll have enough to get till next fall's harvest. The rice has to be dried and processed after the collection and native americans introduced the ritual centuries ago.