Sunday

r&r ~


It's been awhile since my last post ... Dear Hubby and I, along with our son took a few days off and headed to northern Minnesota for some R & R and to catch some panfish.


We had a good time ... lot's of laughs and beautiful weather.  The fishing wasn't bad either.



 bluegills, aka. panfish




Lovin' the birds too ...

 ~ Blue Heron ...
 ... some Loons ~


















We even were fortunate enough to see a Great Gray Owl ... a rare sighting for us :)



















It was great to get away for a bit ... now back to reality and weeding the gardens :)

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







8 comments:

Sara S. said...

Those are some dandy bluegills ya'll caught. Looks like Dad & Sam got some sun along with those fish. I miss the family vacations to good ol' Minnesota. It's been 20 yrs since I was there with the family. I was 15 yrs old and looking forward to driving ... legally that is lol! One of these years I will make it back up there with everyone. Glad you had such nice weather for your vacation, and I'm happy you had a safe trip. Love ya & miss ya!

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a great vacation. I LOVE Blue Herons. Like that owl too.

NanaDiana said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, Mel. Nothing like a few days away with family.

That owl is amazing. I have never seen one up close! xo Diana

jack69 said...

Dadgumit, my mouth is watering for fresh Bluegill, perch or Crappie. What a good catch. BIG blue gill there.
Of course always love your wild life shots, the Grey Owl got me. What a shot.
Love from NC

Glad you guys had a good time...

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The owl is beautiful! We have herons here too and on a section of river by us they have a rookery set up.

E.C. said...

Magnificent. I wish I had a mess of them bluegill with coleslaw, hushpuppies, fried taters/onions. Yummy! Yummy!
All Your photos are wonderful. But That owl is a hoot. lol
Thanks for sharing your relaxing & fun get-a-way. :)

Dylan Leighton said...

The fishing, and weather looks, great. Now i have to get myself some tasty panfish. Very beautiful photos :)

Kellie said...

What a fun trip! Looks like you all had beautiful weather.