Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gales of October - October 21, 2012

This was taken on Thursday, the 18th.  It was a blustery, rainy day.  Lake Superior was in fine fury.  I have been trying to post about that day since then, but having my usual technical problems with getting to this site with dial up.   It was an interesting rained all day, not always hard...but raining steadily.  While I was out with the camera, probably about 45 didn't rain.  I barely got in my truck with Toby and it resumed raining.  I'd like to say it was because I was living right......or something like that.  At any rate, no matter how many times you've watched Lake Superior is always interesting to watch or try and capture its fury.  I wish space and internet allowed being able to put full file photos on here so you could better see what I captured. 
As you can see, Toby also has reservations about getting too close to Lake Superior when the waves are this big.  He isn't too much put off if he is on a sand beach.  But, on the big boulders, he is more wary.  This one was labeled..."to get wet, or not get wet, that is the question."   He did get wet. 
We did need the rain, which finally put water back in the little creek that runs through the side of the yard.  It also got me inspired to get back at processing more of the vegetables I need to keep for winter, like tomatoes.  In fact, I did another big batch today.  I pretty much have the vegetables taken care of now.  In fact, before deer season, I am going to have to get another freezer.  I have put up that many vegies from the garden!  This is good.  :)
The next two weeks, I am going to be busy and may not get much time to do this.  But, I promise, I will be more scheduled starting later in November. 
I leave you with a bright spot in what was a gloomy day.  Even rainy days can be colorful.


  1. I love Lake Superior--we took many trips there when we lived in Minnesota. One of my sons loves it so much he has a Lake Superior tattoo on his are! When they were young my husband built a replica of the lift bridge and ore boat for the kids to play with. I like the contrast of Toby with the grey rocks.JoAnn

  2. Very smart pup that Toby of yours. One big wave could pull his feet out from under him and he'd end up with his chin on one of the boulders!

    And you're so right; rainy days can make the colors stand out even more. Must be something about the moisture making them glisten . . . or something.

  3. JoAnn, I lived on Lake Superior most of my life....going to be 60 in a couple of weeks. I have been living inland now, have to hike up on the ridge to see the lake, which I can from my property. But, I go down to the shore each day for mail so I always get to see it. In the summer, Toby and I walk a section of the beach every day. Yes....Toby is a pretty smart dog.....I don't think that is just a proud owner talking....
    I love the lake....but, I love my peace and quiet being back "in the sticks" now rather than all the highway noise. Always the tradeoffs. :)