Dear Hubby still has some vacation time to burn; so we are spending most of our time further north of here, up by our cabin. I came home today to catch up on some laundry, replenish some groceries and of course to get my fix. My fix is this! The internet ... oh how I miss being online when I can't do it. I've become an internet junkie. But... I have to admit ~ staying at the cabin without any phone and sometimes without power is relaxing. I've done more reading in the past week than I have in a month at home and I'm even crocheting a scarf.
We've been riding around on a lot of back roads ~ just checking things over... looking for boughs to cut, partridge to hunt, deer or moose signs and beaver dams to trap and photo ops for me.
When I say back roads ... I'm not just talking off the black top asphalt. Here's what I've been looking at through the window:
Driving these old logging roads in the middle of nowhere land is what we've been doing all week ~ no plush resort with a white sand beach for us on our little vacation. Sometimes when we're out in the woods walking around I often wonder how some of my 'city slicker' friends would manage a week with Slim and I cruising the terrain.
Here's another shot of the big boy coming through some brush ... lol
Notice his high rubber boots ... well sometimes he just has to get into the water to check things out.
Here's a nice runway that the beaver have been using to cross a road... and where they are starting to build a dam to hold back the water to build a pond. The owners of the property want Slim to trap the beaver off of it before they destroy their road.
This is the dam that they already have started ~ in a few days the beaver could have this place flooded over.
Here's a pic of another dam at another piece of property that the beaver started. The second picture is only one days work. Beaver can cause a LOT of damage to a property in a short amount of time.
When we came back to this place on the second day there were even some fish caught in a shallow pool... that we fished out and put back into the deeper water.
This is a beaver chewed tree:
a beaver house
More dead leaves and moss shots ~ and even a few odd trees .. lol. I know... I take pictures of the weirdest stuff.
I wish these next photos would have turned out better. There was a mother otter with three babies swimming in this pond. They were moving so fast it was hard to focus on them; and it was getting dark and they wouldn't stick around long enough for me to get a good shot. When we first came up by the pond we could see the water swirling around ~ so we knew there were some otter there playing.
They came out on the bank on the far side .... not a very good pic; but you can see two of them.
I did a black and white to see if I could focus in on them a little better:
Well... I suppose I better get off of here and go get my laundry done. I have a ton of emails to go through and I have to check out what the facebookies are up to. I'm so addicted! I'll be back next week sometime if sasquatch doesn't get me.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.