another day in the northwoods~

Went fishing again ...

It was day before yesterday and Sara and her soon to be hubby Don and I took advantage of our neighbors new dock ... that my nephew Mark makes and installs through his company ~ Northern Pier.
It started to rain...
but we kept on fishing... or at least Don and Sara did ... I grabbed my camera and started to wander around the shoreline a little bit to see what I could see.

Like this pretty little yellow flag and it's cousin the blue flag:
and this cinnamon fern ... showing it's cinnamon stick ~

Some reindeer moss and lichen  and a pretty little root sticking out of the ground that makes a nice hand rail when walking up the hill from the dock ~
some tree branches ~


one of Sara's fish ~ a little bluegill ...
You should have seen the one that got away!  She was reeling in a perch and a musky grabbed hold of it.  She had on too light of tackle and lost it right at the dock when we tried to scoop it up with the landing net. 

some snake berry buds and bunch berry blossoms ~

a pretty little island bog ~

and an old petrified log ~ no doubt from the "Old Days" of river logging ~

and a menacing sky ... full of rain clouds that the sunshine was trying it's hardest to peek through ~
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL...
    Nice Sunny Sara and
    I LOVE the lil' Island...
    Cool pics Mel

  2. Terrific pictures Mel. You sure know how to pick 'em.

  3. What a photo show. I am glad you didn't fish much, you captured the area quite well. It is beautiful. We could not have had a better guide, you sure know your stuff, or you are a good, oh well you know your stuff, even the blue gill. I do believe the story of the perch and muskie, we have had it happen with a small snapper and a grouper.
    Thanks for the tour of your neck of the woods.
    Love from North Carolina.

  4. Had to come back. That pier appears to have a finish to it. One of the best looking piers I have ever seen. I have built a couple, but nothing like that light wood and finish.

  5. What a beautiful place! Never heard of a cinnamon fern before.

  6. Wow Mel... What fabulous pictures... I'm so impressed with that Cinnamon Fern... I had never seen one before until Dar posted a picture. BUT--I didn't see the Cinnamon stick until tonight... WOW!!!!

    I could go on and on bragging about your gorgeous photographs. They are all fabulous.. Thanks so much for sharing them, Mel.

    My knee is getting better--but it may be a slower process than I'd like. I'm not very patient.

  7. WONDERFUL PICS Mel! I love them all. The dock really looks great, and how nice that your neighbors let you use it.

  8. What lovely photos. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. Thanks for visiting. I do so enjoy finding new blogs to read and yours looks like it will be lots of fun. :)

  9. You live in a beautiful area! I love the pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! I think your brother needs a barn quilt, too! I'm looking forward to reading more~ I am a new follower!

  10. Hi Mel--
    I don't know how you found my blog--- but sure am glad you did.

    I've been nosing around your blog a little this morning. Love your photos- and that blueberry concoction you made looks delish!
    You have a funny sense of humor...too, I like that!

    I'll be back ...

  11. Beautiful pictures...beautiful area you live in. May I come live with you?