The Driftless

Editors Note: This column is republished from the December 2004 issue of Tapestry Magazine Whoever said the shortest distance between two points is a straight line never lived in the Driftless area.  Steep-faced bluffs and winding river valleys simply do not permit...

Late-winter days in Driftless Wisconsin

“Kitty!,” my two-year-old grandson declares looking out the window.  The excitement rises in his voice.  Closer inspection by my wife reveals a squirrel bounding through the snow, perhaps lured out of its nest by the gathering warmth and light of late winter. Unlike...