Sunday, July 12, 2015

Catch of the Day

Jeff Bauer was out fishing with his wife Laurie on Indian Lake and caught this honking big 40 inch, 18 pound Pike.  In fact there have been a lot of large Pike caught this year on Indian.  Most bigger fish are released, but sometimes  they swallow the bait so deeply that they are mortally wounded and have to be kept.  Nice catch, Jeff.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Weeny Roast

Recently John's mother, Nona Baker, came to stay with us for awhile.  It's always a joy to have her here and she loves to be a part of all the activities happening at the camp.  She loves sitting around a fire and roasting hot dogs, so John built us a cozy fire and we spent a few hours relaxing, visiting and eating while taking in the calm beauty of the riverfront.  I'm so glad he made that fire ring right next to the water. 

Darling Ducks

We have at least two, maybe three duck families hanging out near camp this summer.  Sometimes we see the mother perched with her five little ducklings on one of the large rocks in the middle of the rapids taking a sunbath.  After awhile the mother will jump back into the water and one by one the ducklings plop in after her, being carried to and for by the current, their little feet paddling up a storm to stay close by their mama. 

Another brood will be huddled together, sleeping at the boat landing until someone walks by, then they swim out a bit and float along shore.  I wonder if someone has been feeding them because they don't seem afraid and appear to be waiting for someone to toss them a morsel or two.  It would be nice if they could make it to adulthood.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scenic Scenarios

It was such a beautiful, sunny day...clear blue sky...birds chirping in the trees...rhythmic sound of water rushing down the rapids...calm, quiet waters of the river bay... I just had to take a few pictures to capture it all.  Wish you were here too so you could enjoy it with us.  :)