Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pawpaw: the Michigan Banana

According to Wikipedia, the Pawpaw is the largest indigenous edible fruit in North America and is the only member of the family "Annonacea" that is not confined to the tropics.

Each year I enjoy seeking out and enjoying this sweet, custard-like fruit (albeit with a mildly unpleasant aftertaste) that grows wild in most of the mature woods here in Southwest Michigan.






Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Evening Run

Approximate average temperature: 68ºF
Approximate average distance: 4 miles
Amount of mud gathered on shoes/legs: 0 lbs
Available refreshments: peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries,
Average speed of passing cars (all two of them): 45 mph