Seen in the woods

I carry a camera. When I walk the woods, I see. See any wildlife in one of the pictures? To really see, one has to thread their vision into every crevice of sight as far as possible otherwise all that is seen is the forest. One of our deer hunting tales (true story) tells onContinue reading “Seen in the woods”

I Wish

“Grandpa, can we have another adventure tomorrow?” I wish we could have a pause button on time. Took the boys fishing again without the success of the former fishing trip. It was still an adventure. more of a snake and spider adventure from the bank. The boys left several hooks and bobbers in the nearbyContinue reading “I Wish”

More Snow: A Creative Response (I think)

Just when it was starting to show signs of spring. No global warming here this year. Last year at this time it was 70 degrees. This morning I plowed snow with the bumper to get to work and getting home was really wild. In northern Minnesota I have found that sometimes we have to thinkContinue reading “More Snow: A Creative Response (I think)”

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)”

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”

When Morning Comes

In this place the rhythms of nature seed a longing for the wild into senses of my life virtually undiscovered. The rapids storming into the lake a mile away, dozens of various song-birds and throaty frogs line the shores with an orchestrated sound menagerie. Two bald eagles chirping nearby at their nest and a distantContinue reading “When Morning Comes”

Spring is coming

It looks cold and it is. Ice crystals cover everything in sight after a heavy fog rolling into below zero temperatures. It’s the middle of winter but spring is coming, I know it! I couldn’t help but stay awhile by the side of the lake shooting various pictures. I somehow relate to these old cattail.Continue reading “Spring is coming”

Enter the Mentored Mentor

It’s Sunday afternoon with a couple of hours of bright sunlight left. My wife is in a novel for a while, it’s unseasonably warm and the day is too good to stay inside. What does one do in January in northern Minnesota? The list isn’t very long in my case. I do have several passions,Continue reading “Enter the Mentored Mentor”

Lost Again… and other circular patterns.

I stayed out too late. The sun had set almost 2 hours before and the night was totally black but for a few stars seen through a haze overhead. It didn’t take me long to realize I would get lost quickly as I set out to find the truck less than a half mile awayContinue reading “Lost Again… and other circular patterns.”

One Wild Dream

Ah Yes. Dreams. Ever had a doozie? Well this one was so real I wandered around the house for awhile to see if I was in my dream world or actually awake. So Sit back relax and enjoy this recollection. This is long for a blog but short for a story. Yes I changed theContinue reading “One Wild Dream”