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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Spring Trip to the U.P. Woods!--Part One
I couldn't wait for our northern wilderness roads to dry up from the winter meltdown
so that we could go out for our first Spring ride to see what wildlife we could see.
So, in May, when the roads looked passable...
off we went to explore.
A new beaver hut on one of our favorite ponds out in the middle of nowhere:
It MUST be Spring....the chipmunks were out!:
On the way to Craig Lake, there is a place in the rock bluffs that have waterfalls every spring
from the snow melting. There are not falls there after the Spring is over.
We came around a corner and saw this Mallard behind a tree. He hadn't seen me yet, so I quietly got out of the car and captured some shots of him:
I just love the old beaver ponds out in the middle of the woods because you never know what kind of wildlife you will see, and their wild grasses and dead logs make them very picturesque. This time, we spied two pairs of ducks..I am not sure what kind of ducks these were:
One more shot of the waterfalls:
We saw one lone goose...I think she had a nest across the pond, so we didn't stay too long to take her photo:
We also thought the Mallards were guarding a nest, too:
There was a Mallard pair at another stream area that day too:
We spent all day touring roads we had missed going on all winter....
one of our Spring rituals here that I wait for every year.
The only trouble is, if I had MY way, I would be going and doing that EVERY day now that Spring/Summer is here
and we wouldn't get much else done.
So, I compromise with myself now to try and limit our adventures to once or twice a week instead.
An addiction like this is hard to deal with.
Is there such a thing as "Wilderness Seekers Anonymous"????
(if you know of any such support group, send me the info, STAT!)
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