Yesterday I spent most of the day out at the lake with my friend Ibrahim - it was the first day of fishing season! He got a bite almost right away, catching a nice little burbot. After that we were pulling out walleye one after another. I even caught one! In five years at the lake I have only caught two fish, neither of which were "keepers" so catching one is a big deal for me.
I will definitely never miss the opening day of fishing season again if I can help it.
We were fishing in the canal and the scenery woke up my love for this place again. Good thing since tomorrow I start four months living there! lol
The birds were out in full force - red-winged blackbirds, yellow-headed blackbirds, Canada geese, meadowlarks, miscellaneous songbirds and ducks, and of course - the pelicans! Some day I will mange to get a good photo of these magnificent birds and I`ll blow it up and frame it. In the meantime, these two took off and flew over the other side of the canal from us.
While I was out there I had to see what sort of work was waiting for me starting tomorrow. No photos of the outhouses - the pictures wouldn`t be fit for human consumption. Just let me say I will definitely be renting a pressure washer this weekend.
The recent rains have made the grass long enough it needs mowing right away and the dandelions are blooming in full force. Oh yes, and some blasted farmer let his cows run in the park again this winter so I`ll be out collecting fertilizer again this spring. Anyone want a garbage bag or two?? lol