Monday, August 22, 2011

More Faces Found in Nature

Found on Lake Superior at a
place we call "Stony Beach"
This guy's open mouthed, large nosed Easter Island-ish profile even has a white outline around his eye and a tuft of "hair" on his forehead.  To see more, see Faces Found in Nature from a couple of weeks ago.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Almost Hit a Deer

Photo MWildHansen
Not the same deer I almost hit!  This was taken
 at Jim's wedding reception, on the golf course.

On our way back from a ride into town last night I came within three feet of hitting a deer.  It was evening and visibility was waning.  Did I mention I was riding my bike?  The doe was grazing just off the bike trail and I spooked her into running into the woods.  That would have been a very strange "I hit a deer" story!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Luckiest Mom

Jim, Erik   
  I'm the luckiest Mom!
Yesterday I got to go kayaking with Jim for a couple of hours.  We Paddled to Harbor Point and went swimming.  The water was warm but refreshing, clear and pristine.  That's one of my favorite things to do and it brought back memories of when Jim lived at home and we could do that whenever.

Later in the evening Erik called.  We talked for about an hour about ..whatever.  It was just a nice easy conversation, we were both home alone and relaxed.  What more could a mother ask for?

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

"What time is it?"  "I don't know, it's dark."

My requirements for a watch:
It indicates the current time accurately and is readable day or night.  It's waterproof.  I prefer analog to digital.   That's not too much to ask is it?

My analog Eddie Bauer watch works fine and has withstood years of water sports with no problem. I can read it without my glasses during the day.  It has a light and fluorescent hands.  However, the hands only glow for a few minutes after it's been exposed to light so in the dark, when I push the glow button I can see the face of the watch but no hands!  How do you tell the time without hands?  Guess?  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Faces Found in Nature

Cute, huh?
 I took this on the beach in Mears during Wild Reunion Week.  Something about this photo intrigued me so I "photoshopped" it into something more...

Then last week, hiking the shore of Batchawana Island in Lake Superior I found these treasures...OK, so I added the stone noses, but that's all.  Otherwise this is exactly how I found them and no photoshopping :

I think he's winking

Cute pudgy double chin look on this guy