Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26 2015 Walking Through Life

I started with this photo, which is where I walked with my two dogs on Tuesday.  On Facebook, this came out so dark.  It is a bit dark here too.......but, this panoramic view looking down this shoreline was so pretty with the nice reflections this particular day, I had to do it.  You just never quite know how it will show up on various sites when you post, which is frustrating.
This is how it looked when I hit the shore on this particular day.  It had been showing off and on signs of clearing off.......but, just couldn't seem to quite manage.  But, the dogs and I needed our adventure for the day, so off we went.  We have had three pretty cold days in a row again, 0 degrees and two mornings of 8 degrees, in a row.  So, ice has been forming on Lake Superior once more.  There was just enough gusty east wind to break it up on this morning and blow it in to shore and pile it up.
We headed off the beach to a little trail out to the point.  I had just started down the trail when two eagles started chirping up in the tall spruces here.  The trail is very narrow, not much more than a game trail these days.  So, a clear shot of them in the trees was pretty much not going to happen.........and didn't.  I saw them both fly and never saw them again.  This was one of the surprises, under the spruce and balsam trees, on the way out there.  It is always fun to see things start to appear out of the snow in the spring.  One never knows what one might discover on any given day........while walking along a trail or beach.  I found something else along the top of the beach.......that had to make one wonder what was going on!  Especially.......given the fact that I periodically go to this area and had not previously seen it there.   But......I will just have to wonder about that one, I guess.  It might not even be interesting......if one knew the "whole" story.   But.....I don't.  Have I got you wondering yet.....what I discovered!?

Back to the shoreline and some sunshine......trying so hard to get out from under those clouds!  It is starting to look like a beautiful day is going to happen.  But, you know.......I have walked a lot.......all my life.  I have thrown in some biking and skiing and snowshoeing.......well, you get the idea.......too!  But, any time of the year, and any can walk.  It is so healthy and good for you.  Plus, the dogs have always needed to have something to do too.  Walking the same old, same old.......every day, day in and day out, can get old.  But, that works too!  As for the dogs.......they enjoy seeing/smelling what happened since yesterday.  But, they also can get bored with doing the exact same thing.  So, this is a good thing for both of us to keep us inspired and healthy.  It is also rather interesting to see what a different day and weather can do for a photo. 
Of all the times I have been here......I think this is the first time I ever got any reflection in the water of this little point with its single tree.  That poor little tree takes quite a beating each year.
Now, the sun is out and it is really turning into a pretty day.  Just in time I came to the point with one of my favorite views of that little island.  Plus, the beautiful lichens are melting out of the snow now.  I was quite surprised to see a little arched ice bridge still  in place between the island and the cliffs here.  It was quite pretty but.........pretty much in the shade. 
Since I haven't shown him for a while, here's my inspiration each day.....Toby.  He is such a wonderful dog and has walked so many miles with me and the camera over the years.  He will be 12 years old in May.  He really loves all his adventures through life.  It is nice to enjoy simple pleasures.'s puppy!  Betsy is learning all about the walks and adventures and is thoroughly enjoying life these days.  She is learning all about putting on the clothes and grabbing the camera and off we go too.  This was her first time out on this, she's enjoying exploring.  She will be one year old the end of May.  I suspect we are going to walk a good many miles together also.  There is just so much to see as we walk through life.  We have to make the most of it.  :)
Here we are........back to where we started.  Sometimes, it isn't only "what a difference a day can make!"


  1. Are there any dogs in the world luckier than yours??

    Okay, now fess up and tell us what in the world you discovered at the top of the beach that made you so curious!!!!

  2. Some guy's underwear (shorts)......way up on the rocks where the waves couldn't be the culprit..... Strange place to find them, especially this time of year............

  3. Hahaha! Anybody running around this time of year in his "all together" deserves to get frostbitten. You really should have snapped a picture of those to post!

  4. It occurred to me.......but then I thought.......naw, gross! But, still wondered what the heck!