Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Today, it was my usual Wednesday morning Scrabble game with my mom. We quite enjoy that. I am a Scrabble fan from way back. It is always fun to watch what is going on on the bay on Lake Superior while playing too. Nothing today. The wolves have started roaming the ice, now that it is safe.......so, I did come prepared with a long lens for the camera today, just in case. Nothing! So, after the game, I took Betsy and Toby down on the lake ice and off we went. We walked over to the old fish house spot on the west side of the bay and back for our adventure today. It was still -8 below 0 with a stiff wind........so, I didn't even take my camera. I was going to be out in the wide open spaces and there wasn't too much to photograph today anyway. Maybe another day......not quite so cold on the fingers!
At any rate, the dogs will have a fine adventure. They always enjoy something new.
I think that the "town" trip this week will give them a new adventure too as some of the spots have ice and pilings now. I haven't seen them yet, but I have heard that. With luck......maybe see one of the wolves people are seeing out on the ice too. It's always nicer to see them when the dogs are safe and sound in the car than meeting them on a corner on a woods trail.......that's for sure. But......that's a whole other issue.
Friday, February 13, 2015
If you have followed me for a while, you know I like to be outside, and I like photography. Winter is my most prolific time, as a rule. But, we haven't had too much for ice formations this winter. So, that, along with all the gray weather, has not had me out taking as many photos as usual. But, I'm always out looking.......
Now that I have two dogs that love going for their daily adventure, that keeps me inspired also. Betsy is doing very nicely these days. Having Toby to show her "how things are done around here" is very helpful. There is nothing like an old dog to teach a young dog what she needs to do.
We have had nice snow for skiing this winter. So, almost every afternoon, Betsy and I hit the trails. Nothing like a good run on skis to inspire a young dog to run and get her exercise. Toby is way past that. He will be 12 in May. He still likes his fun. However, long runs in the deep snow aren't his thing any more. He likes a good, hard packed trail. We had that until this last 6-7" of snow. This snow is pretty sugary and doesn't pack well. It is, however, great for skiing.
There isn't much new going on in my world to write about these days either. There are news items that could make me get a good rant going.......and, I think about it. However, not everyone is always of the same opinion and sometimes.......fun, uplifting words are better than a good rant.......even if you mean every word of it. If I get one going..........I mean it!
I have started working on the Hovland Arts Festival stuff for the year. There is always plenty to do there.
I had a chat with Sameen Amin, who is producer of America Tonight on the Al Jazeera network. The discussion was about wolves. They were coming to Minnesota to do a program about hunting them in Minnesota. It aired Wednesday night. I missed it. The movie Zero Dark Thirty came on and I was watching that instead of watching for what was on the other network. It isn't listed in the TV guides so I just had to watch for it...........and missed it! A friend, I had told about it and that it was supposed to air sometime this week saw it. We had discussed her coming up here and getting her out with a wolf hunter. She was all for it. However, they ended up in Ely and never did get up here. I guess they did show both sides of the issue with the people from HOWL, in the cities, showing their side.
Maybe one day I will catch it on a repeat!
Anyway.......winter is passing........we have lots of deer around........a few rabbits........little of this and that. Not exciting stuff, most days.........but, that's ok.