Sunday, April 30, 2006
Ok so it wasn't a fishing trip. It was a work weekend. My nephew and I went south 100 miles and put a new picture window in for some friends. It was quite an enjoyable experience. This is the first project my nephew and I have done together since he was a kid. He was the lead carpenter on this project and did a great job. He certianly isn't that young kid anymore. Great job Ryan. J & K hope you enjoy your new view.
Posted by Shutterwi at 11:34
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
This is the first one I've seen this year. This is a weed to most. But to me it is a very fond memory of my dad. I grew up near Cape Cod MA. My dad would take me fishing for a saltwater fish called Tataug. When the Dandelions bloomed in the spring the Tataug run would start. Each year my dad would call to tell me the Dandelions were in bloom, time to go fishing. Thanks dad. Thanks for teaching me to fish. I miss you.
Posted by Shutterwi at 22:22
Ok! I know I've been "missing" for a couple days but on Monday morning this was the activity in the backyard. That's right a backhoe digging a hole. A 12 foot deep 15 foot long hole. So anyway the biggest kid on the block (that would be me) and the littlest kid on the block (that would be the two year old who lives next door) spent the day watching them dig a hole. Then, of course, once it was dug we just had to watch them refill the hole. We (I) blew off the whole day with the little guy and his sister watching the big Tonka toy play in the dirt.
Posted by Shutterwi at 22:08
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Small town. Four choices. Same price. No options.
Current gas price map
Ashland historical prices.
June 22, 2003 -- $1.65 / gallon
April 21, 2004 -- $1.90 / gallon
April 23, 2005 -- $2.26 / gallon
April 23, 2006 -- $3.00 / gallon
Are you better off today?
How's that BIG tax cut doing for ya?
Feel screwed yet?
Posted by Shutterwi at 21:26
Oredock just before sunset. This is the west side of the oredock.
Fishing from shore.
This is the way it should be. Fishing with dad on a warm spring night. Trolling along the shore.
Smelters walking into deeper water to start a pull with a seine net. Just before sunset.
Fishermen head to the west end of the bay for some evening trolling along the Lake Superior shore.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Smokey the bear Smokey the bear.
He can smell a fire before it starts to flame.
That's why the call him Smokey.
Thats' was how he got his name.
Am I dating myself?
Go ahead sing along if you know the words.
Well any way Smokey and his buddies were sure glad to see rain today.
Posted by Shutterwi at 20:50
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
During a recent trip into the forest I had a chance encounter with what can only be describe as a Yeti or Sasquatch like creature. Although I have taken thousand of photos without incident all of the photos associated with this sighting were blurred and out of focus. However the left to right series of photos clearly shows a bi-pedal mammal walking through the forest. The chief collaborator of this sighting "ainmn" has been requesting that the photographic evidence be published. The twins made her do it!
Posted by Shutterwi at 09:01
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
This fire crew and many others are strategically place through out the area. The crews just sit and wait to respond to a fire alert. Quite often you will see and hear crews responding to a fire to only stand down within minutes. Fires are evaluated by the first crew on site and the needs are determined and relayed by the dispatcher. This area has fire towers thoughout.
Posted by Shutterwi at 19:36
This is a very common site in this part of the country. Most are in disrepair. This one still appears to be working. These windmills were used to pump water into the house or the barn. The drive mechanism could be engaged when water was needed or disengaged to free wheel. When I took this picture it occured to me that although I've seen hundreds if not thousand of these windmills I've never been in the pump house to see how they work. I love machinery so I'll have to rectify that oversite.
Posted by Shutterwi at 19:22
Monday, April 17, 2006
Woodtick. This one hitched a ride on me. Laying on the ground taking marco photos does have it disadvantages. This is one.
Today I pulled the macro lens out for the first time this spring. I really enjoy macro photography but it's not much fun in the snow. So I'm looking foward to the variety of the season ahead.
Posted by Shutterwi at 19:28
Sunday, April 16, 2006
This Chickadee and I assume it's mate were foraging in and out of this hole. I'm still not sure if they were removing pulp from the inside of this rotten tree to make more room for a nest of if they were finding nesting material to line another nest at another site. My guess is they were removing material to make room. The round trips were very fast. It think just quick enough to drop the pulp.
Posted by Shutterwi at 12:57