Friday, April 26, 2013

A Magnificent Melt

The snow sure is melting now!  This beautiful sunny and even WARMish day has exposed more ground than I have seen since early January.  I am down with that.  This weekend is supposed to warm up to the 50's and possibly 60's for a day.  Fine with me!

Unfortunately I won't be able to chase the waterfalls for 10 whole days!

Have you noticed that Duce hasn't been in many of my posts lately?  The poor pup blew his ACL, knee ligament, cruciate, whatever you what to call it.  He has been limping for quite some time, and hasn't been able to go on any adventures with Aaron or me.  He has sprouted many more gray hairs due to his increased anxiety and worry about why he can never go with.

Monday he is having surgery in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  Aaron's parents live near there, so I am going to stay with them for 10 days while he is in his primary recovery period.  Think good thoughts for him!

Hopefully, by the time I get back, there will still be some rushing falls left for me to marvel at and capture.  Finger crossed!

Two days ago, Aaron, his friend Brandon and I had an adventurous day.  First we went to Porter's Island for the boys to fish.  Here are some pictures I took along the way.  (Sorry they are small, but they are clearer this way.)

Facing east toward the Marina dock

The opening on the South Beach

The glorious North Beach

A melting snow block

The wind picked up out there, and the fishing was no good, so we decided to go snow-kiting.  (Remember the flying man in a blizzard?)  I had my first experience flying one of those kites that day on Lake Medora.  Holy buckets, does that thing ever pull a person around!

I have a great video of one of my attempts, but it isn't edited yet.  I'll work on that on the farm.  I also got some cool footage of the boys doing what is supposed to be done as they carved in the snow on snowboards.  A graceful, quiet sport.  Stay tuned for those shots!

Well, enjoy the sunshine.  I'll catch you next time from Wisconsin!


  1. I hope Duce gets all fixed up so he can be that lovable, amazing trail dog again.
    Have a great time hangin' with the in-laws.

  2. Hi Amanda, I hope Aaron's surgery went well and that he recovers quickly since Keweenaw adventure is surely calling him. The snowbanks will be much smaller when you return and the call of the bell buoy will be in the air...Ding ding, da ding ding. Good luck in Wisconsin.

  3. Hi Amanda,
    We read your blog and guess what? We live in Cameron, just 6 miles south of Rice Lake! And the snow followed you right in to Wisconsin.

    Hope your dog is well. That is always a hard thing to do. Our friends just went through the same thing. All came out well. Hope the same for you.

    If you want to go on an adventure, we would recommend the Blue Hills. Not sure how long you are in the area, but would be happy to meet you in person next time.

    Have fun in snowy Wisconsin!