Tilt Your World

Antigua Guatemala. Riding in the back of a small pickup to a mountain village where we will build three small homes. Cobblestone streets built in the 1500’s make photography challenging while hoping to stay on board. Lean over and lose your face on another vehicle passing from either way and any direction. In the StatesContinue reading “Tilt Your World”

Making Music

The snowplow just got stuck in my driveway. It’s a sign I told him, I’m hunkering down awhile. Sometimes natures music gets a little too husky to relax and enjoy. It’s blowing and snowing and will continue for another 24 hours I am told. With a foot of snow on my deck rail and twoContinue reading “Making Music”

Black Powder Hunting in Narnia

I just stepped in the door from an exciting afternoon adventure. I’m still hunting for our winters table fare with a black powder rifle. I think I was in Narnia, somehow, maybe. I even brought the camera. I held the gun ready after a ruffled grouse sailed straight at me and set down in frontContinue reading “Black Powder Hunting in Narnia”

Angry Beaver (A reposted article)

Vicious beaver Here I was, minding my own business on an absolutely calm evening with the lake all to myself.  I was catching a load of crappies from a canoe barely drifting through the moon lit evening.  I just about tipped the canoe when the water was torpedoed by this angry beaver.  This beaver demonContinue reading “Angry Beaver (A reposted article)”

Day Before Snow

I stopped at the mail box on my way home from work to catch the sun going down. It was over-sized and red as the air was filled with the smell of smoke all day from wildfires 90 miles northwest of us. We were down-wind but grateful the fires would not reach much further beforeContinue reading “Day Before Snow”

Time windows

For five days a bunch of us flailed the northern Minnesota waters for Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, and whatever might bite. We caught fish, had fish fries, and told stories. Some mornings the frost was heavy on the boats and frozen to the touch in the below freezing weather. I would have to sayContinue reading “Time windows”

A Fish Story…With Pictures

The world is full of people like me. We keep the economy going. My part is the fishing economy. Yesterday is as good an example as any  but there is a common thread that bothers me a bit in my real life stories. Nuts to the economy, I just want to have an adventure justContinue reading “A Fish Story…With Pictures”

Fade Away

I love light. My wife will often say “we don’t need all the lights on”! I quickly check the basement, garage,  and closets and reply “I turned some off”! It has been suggested that I do not drive during sunsets and rises as I tend to “sky gaze” a bit. Country living has it’s advantagesContinue reading “Fade Away”

When Giants Fall

I’m convinced that when a husband and wife quit courting, their relationship starts to die. It’s not pretty. It’s dead. A dead root on a very live tree. The tree was growing on the side of a huge rock in our Boundary Waters Wilderness camp site when we made camp. This rock could have beenContinue reading “When Giants Fall”

Green Side Forever

We canoed through miles of fire burned wilderness lakes and rivers on trip #58. Except for the lake and lowland edges everything was black . What a relief to find the green side and all kinds of life. We had to stop and take some pictures, fish a little, and make camp. I really likeContinue reading “Green Side Forever”