i'm back ~ did you even know i was gone?

Dear Hubby and I, along with my sister and her hubby went for a weeks vacation 'up north'.  A little further north then we already are ... a couple hours away into northern Minnesota for a week.  Our week was cut short because of the weather; but we did manage to get in three evenings of fishing. 

We were fishing for panfish ~ bluegills, perch and crappies.

We did okay ... just wish that we would have been able to get out on the lake more than we did.  The weather just wouldn't cooperate.  It was raining ... which we don't mind; but when it's thundering and lightning and white caps on the water from the wind ... then we take a back seat to the fishing expedition.

Here's one evenings catch when we did get out ...

... and we saw a beautiful sunset ~

 9:45 p.m. on Little Bowstring Lake

 Too bad the weather didn't cooperate all the evenings like that one.  Oh well ... you take what the Good Lord gives and make the best of it.

Speaking of God's beauty ... here's some pretty Lady Slippers growing wild in the ditch ...

It was a relaxing week ... even though it was cut short.  Memories were made that will be forever cherished.
Now back to reality ... catching up with the lawn work and garden.  Life is good.

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. glad you managed a few days, anyway! the reflection shots are so beautiful!

  2. Love all those sunsets. Those Lady Slippers are beautiful.

  3. I think bluegills, perch, and crappies are quite tasty! They're fun to catch too...for me. :)

  4. I love all pan fish, just yummy!

  5. Oh dear lady this is an exceptional picture blog. Love the sunset on Little Bow String lake. What a picture post card. The Heavenly Father is some painter.

    You have answered a Mystery for me. Somewhere on the trail I saw a single beautiful flower, now I know it was a lady slipper..
    Oh the fish!!! I love the pan fish, Perch variety. Nothing better!!!

    Thanks for a good read and view and you are forgiven for being absent!

  6. I haven't fished in decades, but used to really enjoy it.

    Beautiful images, Mel!

  7. Oh there you are and with some beautiful fish to boot. Wish the rain had been here instead of there.

  8. I miss fishing!!! And your story/photos made me miss it more! Looks like a good catch and the other photos are awesome!!

  9. I was thinking of you guys with all that wind! Glad you had a good time and that you returned safely.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  10. Looks soothing to the soul. Glad you had fun. WELCOME back. Thanks for sharing the pics. take care.

  11. Okay I am new here so I did not know you were gone. The photos of the sunset is gorgeous! Now I have only fished once, but it was fun. sandie