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Another Foto Fest!

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Hey there:)

I don’t know if you saw, but we awoke to actual snow yesterday morning (Sept. 22).


It was gone by day’s end–something I had actually considered as well–but it was still SNOW, one of many four-letter words I uttered yesterday.  I hope it’s not a sign of things to come…


We are entering our last official week of the 2018 season.  The lake appeared to turn over mid-week, keeping things interesting for our anglers.  Bob, Terry and Steve worked hard, and with Terry as their guide I think they ended up OK:)  They had a nice batch of crappie(!), but as they pointed out they can catch all of them they want in Missouri.  Terry had a lovely northern, and both he and Bob had nice walleye releases.  I’ll try to share their pics next week.  Tony’s guys had a more difficult time with angling but they seemed to enjoy themselves nonetheless.

We have a mix of angling and hunting going on this week.  Gruper and I went hunting (I just look and hang out).  There seem to be quite a few birds this year.  Once this nasty weather hits and wipes out the foliage, birds should be much easier to see.  I think we have 5 or 6 in the freezer thus far.

Jim and Mary returned for their annual trip and brought a more manly Omar.  He certainly grew and matured in a year!  I ‘spoke that’s a seven-year gain, isn’t it?  He thoroughly enjoyed himself this year.

I have to say it…doggone rock;)

He owned this “stick”!

He supervised fishing…

He retrieved…

Someone’s gonna’ need a nap;)

Jim caught some nice fish this trip!

Mary caught some fish but she likes to mix it up.  She picks berries (at her own pace)


This year she studied birch bark before our glass class

I think I have Mary figured out:  she is all about texture!  She captures it well in her photos:)


She loves the big rock covered with moose antlers at our glass class place (it really is something)!


She caught a great moose track and trail while exploring/fishing one day:

These scenery pics show just how low the lake was by mid to late August:

These gulls discovered new rocks as the lake dropped


Recent rains have helped a bit.  We’ve received more rain in two weeks than we had in two months!

Mary is a nature lover, too!  She sees beauty in everything:)  Check out her eagle pics:


She even finds beauty in eagles and vultures communing over someone’s guts!

She marveled over the size of this merganser clutch!  I always wonder how they carry all those eggs myself!


I LOVED this photo of a heron (I think it’s contest-worthy, Mary):


Mary always takes this photo.  I don’t know why, but it reminds me of Wile E. Coyote.


Check out the contrast between one of our smoky/hazy days and a perfect day:

She always manages to treat me to a reflection or three;)




Good job as always, Mary!  You’ll outdo yourself again next year, I’m sure.  You simply rock!

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